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The Adventurer
Signet, Oct 2002, 6.50, 320 pp. ISBN: 0451207408 In 1747, as her Paris vacation comes to an end, Lady Isabella Drayton meets Comte de St. Germain at the King's court. Believing she is the virtuous one, the Comte asks Bella to return a stolen enchanted mermaid stone to its rightful owner, MacAiodh. However, her quest is complicated by the existence of two potential “Sons of Fire”. If she chooses the wrong one, history will be altered, but if sh...
The Pretender
Signet, Mar 2002, 6.50, 320 pp. ISBN: 0451204166 In 1746 England, Duke Alaric Drayton becomes upset to learn that his oldest daughter Elizabeth wrote the infamous “A Letter in Favor of Women's Equality to Man”. Alaric feels that Elizabeth broke convention even if she anonymously sent her letter to the Female Spectator. He informs her that she will visit her aunt in Scotland until he calms down. In actuality, Alaric is sending Elizabeth to ...
The Secret Gift
Signet, Nov 2003, 6.99, 320 pp. ISBN: 0451209567 Isabella Hutchinson takes a leave of absence from her job in Manhattan's oldest antiquarian bookstore Belvedere Books to bury her beloved mother Matilde. In Ipswich by the Sea, Massachusetts, Isabella reads a letter from her mother that leads her to a hidden box containing a family secret. Inside are a crystal and a B&W photo of a man with the phrase Worth Village, Scotland. Unable to resist, ...