Was Beauty To Be Her Burden? The unexpected and overwhelming proposal of marriage by Richard Moncrief, the Duke of Radcliff, was a dream come true to dowryless Bonny Barbara Allan - and her worst nightmare. For her reticent husband spoke endlessly of her beauty, yet never of his love. And her clandestine visits to help her cousin weren't easing matters at all… . His obsession with the fair Bonny Barbara Allan was ruining the duke of Radcliff's heretofore orderly life. But how could he trust his new bride - and vow his undying love - when she was secretly meeting another man?