Almost A Bride (Paperback)

Author: Feather, Jane

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Headstrong Arabella Lacey is stunned when her brother loses the family mansion and her hand in marriage in a high-stakes wager with Jack Fortescu and sets out to teach the winner a lesson in love. Original. *Author: Feather, Jane *Publication Date: 2005/03/01 *Number of Pages: 435 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 6.75


Publisher Random House
Mfg Part# 9780553587555
SKU 39979703
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0553587552
Release Date 3/29/2005
Dimensions (in Inches) 6.75H x 4L x 1T
Author Info
Jane Feather
Jane Feather is the best-selling author of dozens of historical romances, most featuring strong and iconoclastic heroines. "I've always enjoyed creating women characters who stand out against the conventional lives expected of them in any particular historical period," she told one interviewer. Citing Queen Elizabeth I of England and Empress Catherine of Russia, she asserted, "Throughout history there are always real-life examples of strong, dynamic, and unconventional women to be found." The author was born Jane Robotham in Cairo, Egypt, where her parents were stationed with the diplomatic corps. They returned to England when Jane was three, and she enjoyed what she has described as a traditional British childhood. Her primary education stressed literature and history, and among her favorite authors were Jane Austen and Daphne Du Maurier. She earned a master's degree from the University of Oxford not in those subjects, however, but in the very practical field of applied social science. In 1978 she moved with her husband and three young children to the U.S., and she initially practiced clinical social work in various urban areas of New Jersey. The family ultimately settled in the Washington, D.C. area, and, tired of writing case studies and bureaucratic reports, Feather decided that the time was right to combine her love of history and literature by penning a historical romance. Her first, LOVE'S CHARADE, was published in 1986, and she has since developed an impressively large number of fans, who are particularly enthusiastic about her Regency romances. In 2009 her espionage-tinged novel A HUSBAND'S WICKED WAYS garnered the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award as best Regency title of the year.
"This is what historical romance is all about: The ideal blend of passion, people and history that Feather provides makes her one of the best." (Top Pick!)
"Rich with details that put the 'historical' back into historical romance, this tale seethes with breathtaking tension even as it explores the aches and joys that a true emotional union brings." (starred review)
"Feather explores the dark side of the early Regency period and the French Revolution in this moving and complex romance, one of her best yet."
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Editors Note In this spectacular new romance from acclaimed New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather, fate deals one stubbornly single young woman and one deceptively heartless man a shocking hand in a high-stakes bet. But is love in the cards?Jack Fortescu gambles to win, and this time his prize is not only his rival’s lavish mansion but everything in it–including the man’s beautiful sister! But when it comes to games, Jack has met his match. . . . Left homeless by her brother’s escapade, Arabella Lacey has two appalling choices: pack her bags–or agree to marry the lunatic who’s taken over her house. Why would such a handsome–and outrageously wealthy–man want such an unromantic arrangement? Arabella intends to find out, and have a little fun in the process at Jack’s expense . . . literally. As Jack discovers that his reluctant bride is no ordinary beauty, he feels a stir of admiration, among other emotions, that wasn’t part of the bargain. Now he’s the one with everything to lose. . . .
Annotation This thrilling historical romance is set in England and France, during the blood-soaked era of the French Revolution. Jack Fortescu, Duke of St. Jules, is seeking revenge for his sister's death, methodically ruining his foe, Frederick Lacey, the Earl of Dunston, at the card table. When Lacey recklessly puts up his entire estate as a stake and loses, he commits suicide, leaving everything--including the guardianship of Lacey's beautiful sister Arabella--to Jack. Jack, intent on fulfilling his revenge against her brother to its utmost, offers her a choice: marry him or vacate her home. Since the alternative is abject poverty, Arabella agrees to wed Jack, little suspecting how soon this marriage of convenience will turn to love.
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