If You Love Me

If You Love Me

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by Elaine Coffman
     
 

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"Coffman's writing is deft, capable, and evocative."

 *Publishers Weekly

He had done the right thing for the wrong reason. . . . A man driven by despair and an unwillingness to forgive, William Woodville fled his native England, his title, and his duty. In the American wilderness he found the perfect vengeance: A woman. She was a captive handed from

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"Coffman's writing is deft, capable, and evocative."

 *Publishers Weekly

He had done the right thing for the wrong reason. . . . A man driven by despair and an unwillingness to forgive, William Woodville fled his native England, his title, and his duty. In the American wilderness he found the perfect vengeance: A woman. She was a captive handed from tribe to tribe in an odyssey of despair *until William purchased the untamed innocent on the auction block; married her, bedded her, and defiantly presented her to his father in England before he turned and left . . . alone.

Abandoned by the man she loved, she let the pain of betrayal make her strong. . . . Margery Mackinnon needed a family more than a husband, love and security more than an explanation, and time to discover the strange world about her. She blossomed from a primitive wildflower to a lady of the town: the woman she was destined to be. When William returned to the wife he left and the twin sons he never knew, he was captivated by a beguiling woman unwilling to forgive him. Now the man who abandoned love must fight to reclaim it. . . .

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1836, the child Margery Mackinnon is kidnapped by Plains Indians and sold into slavery several times. In her twenties, about to be bartered again, she's purchased impulsively by William Woodville, a visiting English lord come to paint the noble savage. He decides that the uncultivated Margery is the instrument he needs to spite his demanding father, and once back in England, he turns on his heel, abandoning his bewildered bride. Two years later, he returns to make amends for his dreadful behavior-but can amends be made now that the "barbarian" is a leading society beauty who wants no part of him? A subtle, well-crafted romance from the popular author of Heaven Knows and So This Is Love; a shade above the usual fare. (Feb.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780783881225
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
05/15/1997
Series:
G. K. Hall Core Series
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
439
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.01(d)

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If You Love Me 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I KNOW THIS IS AN OLDER WRITTEN BOOK BUT IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT TO FIND IT. ON A SENSUAL SCALE OF 1-10 IT IS HARDLY A 1 BUT DON'T LET THAT STOP YOU. THE ENDING IS A SURPRISE (SORT OF) AND IT DOES TAKE WILL A LONG TIME TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT BY MARGERY. CAN'T HELP BUT LOVE THE MOTHER AND SISTER OF WILL AND WISH HIS FATHER A SPEEDY DEATH. THERE WERE A FEW THINGS NOT CLEARED UP AT THE END BUT YOU CAN LIVE WITH IT.
Guest More than 1 year ago
an excelent book with great suspense. william left his so called indian wife to go back to america. he left twin sons when he left his wife but when he came he found out that she might leave him.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book 'If you love me' by elaine coffman is excelent. will was a little selfish by leaving his wife and not coming back for 2 years. william had no clue that his wife was pregnant with twin sons. when he came back he didnt understand why she was mad. i like the suspense that holds you. that is why i love this book.