Deception

Deception

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by Joan Wolf
     
 

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Adrian, Earl of Greystone, is tricked into marrying Kate by a long time enemy. Kate believes her scheming uncle is behind her father's death. Adrian sails for Europe and the two realise as they cope with their troubles that they really love one another.  See more details below

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Adrian, Earl of Greystone, is tricked into marrying Kate by a long time enemy. Kate believes her scheming uncle is behind her father's death. Adrian sails for Europe and the two realise as they cope with their troubles that they really love one another.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
What with the resurgence of interest in Jane Austen, Regency romances are enjoying a renewed popularity. Veteran novelist Wolf (best known for her prehistoric The Reindeer Hunters), turns in her own delightful addition, one that combines sensuality and passion with a spirited first-person narrative. When Kate Fitzgerald's horse-trader father is killed, she's placed with her malicious uncle, who spitefully maneuvers her into marriage with Adrian, Earl of Greystone. Waterloo hero Greystone accepts the unfortunate situation, but Kate falls deeply in love. Against the colorful racetrack background of the running of the Guineas at Newmarket, she schemes to entrap the aristocrat who murdered her father. One caveat: Kate is wonderful, though a bit dense; it takes her forever to realize Adrian cares for her. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Compromised and tricked into marriage by the sadistic machinations of her uncle, Kate Fitzgerald and Adrian Woodrow, Earl of Greystone, try to make the best of things. Murder and mystery add suspense to this romance, which features characters you enjoy (despite the heroine's somewhat illogical jealousy and not-always-credible reactions), some nice subplots, and an occasional glimpse of the darker side of Regency life. The heroine's first-person narrative provides a somewhat Gothic touch. Returning to the Regency period after a foray into other literary areas, Wolf (The Reindeer Hunters, Onyx, 1995) delivers a lively, sensual story that her fans will be waiting for. Readers may also find romances by Amanda Quick and Julie Garwood of interest.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446602754
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.87(d)

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Linda Howard
As a writer, she's an absolute treasure.
Mary Jo Putney
Joan Wolf writes with an absolute emotional mastery that goes straight to the heart.
Nora Roberts
Joan Wolf never fails to deliver the best.

Meet the Author

Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling author, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre. Her many historical and contemporary romances have been highly praised by reviewers and authors alike. Publisher's Weekly reviewed one of her novels as "historical fiction at its finest." Joan was born in New York City but has lived most of her life in Connecticut with her husband, two children and numerous pets. An avid rider and horse owner, she enjoys featuring horses in her novels.

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