Almost Guilty

Almost Guilty

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by Isabel Mere
     
 

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She cannot run far enough.

Accused of a heinous crime, Jacie Fielding flees to London. Denied access to the profession she hungers for, she is hunted by those who want her silenced..and unwillingly is drawn to the very man who can expose her.

He has searched too long.

In ruthless pursuit of the truth behind his friends' murders, Gabriel Rayne is determined to

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She cannot run far enough.

Accused of a heinous crime, Jacie Fielding flees to London. Denied access to the profession she hungers for, she is hunted by those who want her silenced..and unwillingly is drawn to the very man who can expose her.

He has searched too long.

In ruthless pursuit of the truth behind his friends' murders, Gabriel Rayne is determined to prove Jacie's involvement in the crime. And battle losing his heart to the very woman he must accuse.

They are.

Each other's adversary.and salvation.

A tale of love and intrigue by the author of Almost Taken

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Long and Short Reviews - Camellia Reviewer
She cannot run far enough. Accused of a heinous crime, Jacie Fielding flees to London. Denied access to the profession she hungers for, she is hunted by those who want her silenced...and unwillingly is drawn to the very man who can expose her. He has searched too long. In ruthless pursuit of the truth behind his friends' murders, Gabriel Rayne is determined to prove Jacie's involvement in the crime. And battle losing his heart to the very woman he must accuse. They are. Each other's adversary...
Amazon - A Richard
An adventurous historical romance, ALMOST GUILTY is frequently filled with mystery and is at times poignant yet always enthralling. The 1820's come alive in the London locale of this story created by Isabel Mere, where the colorful descriptions of the characters and their daily lives are portrayed with vivid clarity. When unforeseen events occur and action must be taken, the storyline grabs readers with not only the unknown but also the genuine reactions of the unforgettable hero and heroine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780980035698
Publisher:
Highland Press
Publication date:
01/05/2008
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)

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Gabriel stood at the window of the examination room and watched Miss Kingfield cross Sloane Street. Somewhat tall for a woman, she moved fluidly, her stride long and sure without appearing hasty, head bowed, cloak tucked in close. When she raised its hood over her tightly bound flaxen hair, blotting out early dusk's sole color, he felt a twinge of disappointment.

Charlotte, an unskilled liar, had encountered her before today. Where, he couldn't imagine. She'd taken his remark as a flirtation, unhappily so, but it had been an honest observation. The brilliant hair, brutally parted and bundled into a thick knot at her nape, unfashionably bronzed skin, and the tilt of those brandy-colored eyes were very distinctive. As distinctive as her apparel, the shapeless dress, surpassing ugly, its shade of brown as dull as dried leaves. Its high neckline must hinder swallowing and the loose-fitting bodice and skirt gave no hints to her figure. If the style meant to serve as camouflage, it succeeded. It had boosted his interest, teased his imagination.

A forbidden distraction. She associated with smugglers. And murderers.

Turning from the window as Miss Kingfield disappeared around the corner, Gabriel began plotting how to meet her again.

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Almost Guilty 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading Almost Guilty is like being transported back in time to the early 1800¿s. Jacie Fielding dreams of becoming a doctor. From the beginning, you know she not a typical female. She has taken refuge in London, fearing she will be accused of a murder she did not commit. Gabriel Rayne suspects she is the key to solving the murders of his friends. The two are drawn together, seeking answers. Jacie¿s life is in danger. Will protecting her help Gabriel find the answers he seeks? Using an understated style, Isabel Mere offers readers a story filled with romance and mystery. Jacie is a strong character, proving she can survive on her own. She and Gabriel play well together. I very much enjoyed the supporting character of Dr. Leggett. Mere has a talent for painting a word picture of the era. Fans of romance and suspense will enjoy Almost Guilty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Isabel Mere¿s skill with words and the turn of a phrase makes ALMOST GUILTY a joy to read. Her characters reach out and pull the reader into the trials, tribulations, simple pleasures, and sensual joy that they enjoy. Jacie, a single-minded woman who is determined to one day be a doctor, works toward realizing her goal in life despite The Tragedy that forced her to flee her home and go to London. Alone, with mean people seeking to do her harm, she takes an assumed name. Trying to be invisible, she works, studies, lives frugally, and searches for the truth about her brother¿s death and the events leading up to it. Love tiptoes in amid a wealth of suspicions and intriguing plots that are afoot to implicate her in murder. Gabriel, an independently wealthy third son of an Earl, suspects Jacie of being involved in the murder of two of his friends. At first, he sought her company to ferret out information but soon found himself seeking her company because he couldn¿t get her off his mind or out of his heart. Ms. Mere¿s unravels the tangled web of murder, smuggling, kidnapping, hatred and faithless friends, while weaving a web of caring, sensual love that leaves a special joy and hope in the reader¿s heart. At times, I felt the story had too many secondary characters but they didn¿t keep me from turning the pages to see how Gabriel and Jacie bridged the gap between their two very different worlds and how they came to live happy ever after despite tremendous odds. And, of course, that special love scene near the end, so good! Review by Camellia, LongandShortReviews