Fortune's Lady [NOOK Book]

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On the eve of the French Revolution, the daughter of a traitor might be the only one who can save the British Crown
 
Cassandra Merlin is in dire straits. Her father, Patrick, has just been executed for treason against the British Crown. Her aunt, Lady Elizabeth Sinclair, is eager to marry her off rather than bear the expense of sheltering a turncoat’s daughter. And ...
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Fortune's Lady

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Overview



On the eve of the French Revolution, the daughter of a traitor might be the only one who can save the British Crown
 
Cassandra Merlin is in dire straits. Her father, Patrick, has just been executed for treason against the British Crown. Her aunt, Lady Elizabeth Sinclair, is eager to marry her off rather than bear the expense of sheltering a turncoat’s daughter. And when a handsome young patriot named Philip Riordan enters her life, Cass knows he is destined to complicate matters further.
 
Riordan wants her to enter the spy game, to provide valuable information about her father’s plot against the monarchy in order to save the king’s life. But the intelligence game is never a simple one, and even a heart as jaded as Cass’s may not be safe from the charms of Philip Riordan, renowned cad, Member of Parliament . . . and die-hard loyalist.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
English supporters of the French Revolution threaten to overthrow their native monarchy in 1792 in this romance by the author of Sweet Treason. After her father is executed for subversion, outcast Cassandra Merlin is coerced into working as a government spy in order to woo a would-be assassin. She falls in love with another informant, Philip Riordan, a member of Parliament reputed to be a drinker and philanderer. They marry to satisfy a wager (Cass wins Philip's hand in a card game), but neither can admit to entertaining genuine ardor for the other. Their mutual distrust is fueled by Philip's ``friend'' and mentor, a compulsive liar, but the lovers' willingness to believe falsehoods from others who wish to keep them apart is predictable, a hackneyed genre device. A low point is Cass's rapid intellectual growth following her purchase of eyeglasses, although an action-packed sequence near the end offers some surprises. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453237472
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/13/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 444
  • Sales rank: 449,463
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Patricia Gaffney is the bestselling author of more than a dozen historical romance novels. She studied literature at Marymount College, the University of London, George Washington University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before becoming a court reporter. Gaffney lives with her husband in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Entertaining

    I found this a very entertaining story line. As in the usual romance story, the "guy" is very rich and the "girl" is a saucy virgin. I just finished reading a novel about Marie Antonette. Fortune's Lady was from the same time period and brought in some of the historical facts going on in France. All in all, well worth the read.

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