by Kyoko Church
Three novellas detailing the lives, loves and lusts of the characters who inhabit the Draper Estates
Wealthy businessman and owner of Draper Estates, Ewan Draper needs a wife to give him the respectability demanded by polite Boston society. He’s drawn to the newest of his mill girls, the wild and passionate Lilliane, and arranges a hasty marriage. But when Lilly’s enjoyment of sex is diagnosed as nymphomania, an affliction that, it is claimed, will send her mad if left untreated, Ewan’s good friend, Dr Phillip Samms, devises a radical cure. A cure that only leaves Lilly wanting more …
Labelled a nymphomaniac because of her passion, Lillianne Draper is forced to spend her days restrained. She has managed to banish the nefarious Dr Samms, who has watched her constantly, only to begin to question the motives of her scullery maid, Celeste. Charged with the task of monitoring her mistress’s illness, Celeste seems to enjoy her new responsibility a little too much. Lillianne must try and control her body’s responses or her husband will order the return of the doctor who tormented her. But being left every day at the mercy of Celeste is arousing desires in Lilly she didn’t know she had.
Lillianne Draper has fled the clutches of her drunken husband, Ewan, and returned to the safety of her family farm. But her tormentor, Dr Phillip Samms, needs Lillianne to endorse his machine for curing female hysteria – more than that, he needs to see her strapped in his restraining chair, helpless and at his mercy once more. Can Lillianne free herself for once and for all, and does a lasting love wait for her somewhere beyond the walls of Draper Estate?