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by Mary Balogh

Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: Regency England

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The extraordinary Huxtable family returns as eldest daughter Margaret makes her journey to find an unexpected love. Not only does Balogh create remarkable characters and unique situations that are intelligent, realistic and memorable, the emotional depth of her novels is unsurpassed.

Scandal drove Duncan Pennethorne, the Earl of Sheringford, from England, and upon his return he's forced to find a proper wife or lose everything. Margaret is approaching 30 and just desperate enough to accept Duncan as her husband, but she wants to be courted, setting aside any gossip about a hasty marriage.

Unexpectedly, Duncan and Margaret form a friendship that grows into love and an overwhelming passion fueled by Duncan's expert seduction. As they learn each other's secrets, the truth about Duncan's past and the possibilities of true happiness ignite into an exquisite romance. Then the old scandal rears its head in new ways, threatening Margaret's and Duncan's lives. No matter how strong their love, they will need the help of their family and friends to right a terrible wrong. (DELL, May, 380 pp., $6.00)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: DELL

Published: May 2009

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