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Leisure, Jan 2004
ISBN: 0843953020

English aristocrat Will Trevaron comes to Virginia to escape from his oppressive martinet grandfather and the rest of his snobbish family. However, American Maggie Carter has to rescue him almost from the moment he steps off the boat. Her Good Samaritan efforts lead to her loss of employment, but she manages to become caretaker to three small children. Eventually Maggie married her kind employer, but six years from when she rescued Will she is a debt ridden widow who lost her three beloved stepchildren to a relative.
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Will loves life in America so in 1830 when he becomes the Marquess, he prefers to ignore the title, but breeding is too powerful. When his grandfather orders him home to marry and begat an heir, he reluctantly packs his bags. However, he sees a solution to his woes and that of Maggie who he still feels he owes. He offers her a marriage of convenience that will horrify his family to his satisfaction while saving her from poverty. He never expected to fall in love with her or her three wards, but he will do WHATEVER IT TAKES for he knows WHAT MATTERS MOST in life and that is gaining the love of a woman who possesses A WILL OF HER OWN.

Winnie Griggs provides readers with a captivating Anglo-American historical romance that brings to life the differences between those of the peerage and those from the “Savage Country”. Though the children seem a bit to precocious with all that has happened to shatter their lives, early nineteenth century romance readers will take pleasure in reading this fine novel and SOMETHING MORE from talented Ms. Griggs.

Harriet Klausner

The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Forbidden/mismatched love?    -   Yes How mismatched?    -   poor loving rich Marriage/Married    -   Yes Marriage subplot:    -   marriage of convenience spurring real love Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   kid(s) make adults sensitive

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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