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COME WHAT MAY
by Leslie LaFoy

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Virginia, 1774

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Traveling from London to her uncle's solicitor in Virginia, Claire Curran does not suspect that the letter she carries will seal her fate. The missive instructs colonial Devon Rivards to marry Claire or sell his ancestral home to pay off his brother's gambling debt. He assents, but determines to annul the marriage once the debt has been settled.

Spirited Claire is furious with the circumstances, but will go along until she finds a way to escape. As the rumors of war swirl around them, the dynamic couple find they are falling in love.

Leslie La Foy is one of those powerful writers you can always turn to for something unique and uplifting. She continually surprises readers by never writing the same book twice. In COME WHAT MAY, she portrays a pre-Revolutionary America that will gratify historians as well as romantics. SENSUAL (Sep., 400 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Bantam

Published: September 2002

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Come What May

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:00pm.

Devon Rivard is furious when he finds out his brother has once again accrued a large gambling debt that must be paid off now. With the family home near bankruptcy, Devon must accept Claire Curran's hand in marriage to clear the debt. Claire is an innocent pawn in her uncle's scheme, and there is nothing she can do but marry this stranger. Devon and Claire pledge to annul the marriage as soon as the debt is cleared. But when they become friends living under the same roof, both begin to think that this marriage business may be just the thing they need.

This was an enjoyable historical romance set in Colonial Williamsburg. Claire and Devon are both interesting characters who I kept hoping would soon drop the idea of an annulment, since it was clear they were both in love with each other. Devon's family is very memorable and their story has some twist and turns. My rating: 4 Stars.