Nadine Miller begins with THE BARBARIAN EARL (4.5), a handsome smuggler whose birth is legitimized by his dying father on the condition that he seek out and wed the daughter of the woman who scorned his sires suit years before. At first his task seems more a lark, but then he meets the woman who just might be the one woman with whom he could happily settle down. When his past comes back to haunt him, it will take both faith and courage to reach their happy ending. Ms. Miller skillfully elevates a supporting character from an earlier book to become the focus of this wonderful character study spiced with explosive danger and breathtaking romance.

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Melinda Helfer