"Within these covers lies the secret to bliss...."
At first glance, the small book seemed to be a simple training manual for dogs. An odd wedding gift, indeed. How was this going to help Estella, much less bring her bliss? She needed a new life, not a new book. She was married to a man she knew next to nothing about -- except that he was hiding something from her. She couldn't even use one of her tried-and-true pranks to help her figure out what it was, since Godolphin was away from her for hours at a time searching for the mastermind behind the rampant smuggling along the English coast.
But when Estella looked closer at the intriguing book, she realized Madame Pettibonne's Treatise on Canine Behavior could be more than it appeared. "Indeed, ladies clamor to train the working dog -- generally large, strong, intelligent, courageous, and exceedingly handsome." Godolphin might be an uncivilized beast, but she was determined to tame him. She'd heard that you can't teach an old dog new tricks -- or can you?