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OF NOBLE BIRTH
by Brenda Novak

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: England and the High Seas, 1854

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Bent on revenge against the father who abandoned him at birth because he has only one arm, Captain Nathaniel Kent kidnaps his sister. However, he has the wrong woman.

Leaving England and her lecherous employer, seamstress Alexandra Cogsworth is stunned when she is mistaken for Lady Anne and carried away by strange men aboard a ship bound for the high seas.

At first she denies she is Anne, but then, fearing for her life, Alexandra finally claims she is Nathaniels sister. This ploy causes new problems, for Nathaniel finds himself consumed by a passion for the woman he believes is his sister.

Alexandra finally tells Nathaniel she is only a poor seamstress, not his sister, and certainly not the pawn in his game of revenge. But by then they are in love and set sail into dangerous waters where passion, not only their enemies, place them in peril.

It takes all of Alexandras hidden strength to teach Nathaniel that love, not vengeance, is the most powerful force in the universe.

Brenda Novak has crafted an inventive debut noveloriginal, exciting, fast-paced and shining with potential. Readers will adore Nathaniel and Alexandra, taking them into their hearts while eagerly awaiting Ms. Novaks next romance. This is an author destined for stardom. SENSUAL (Dec., 350 pp., $6.50)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Harper

Published: December 1999

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