Indiscreet

Indiscreet

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by Carolyn Jewel
     
 

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A woman disgraced by a lie. A beast of a man with a cold heart. Their love will transcend continents.

Sabine Goddard is a young woman of high standing raised by her Oxford Don uncle. When a lie destroys her reputation, she and her elderly uncle travel to Turkey to escape the gossip. In Constantinople, she meets Edward, Marquess of Foye, a man hurt by the

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A woman disgraced by a lie. A beast of a man with a cold heart. Their love will transcend continents.

Sabine Goddard is a young woman of high standing raised by her Oxford Don uncle. When a lie destroys her reputation, she and her elderly uncle travel to Turkey to escape the gossip. In Constantinople, she meets Edward, Marquess of Foye, a man hurt by the lie that forced her to leave London.

Foye fascinates Sabine. He's outsized and refers to himself as a beast, but he doesn't care that she's better educated than many men. His belief in her innocence intrigues her and earns her admiration. Sabine captivates Foye and the far-from-handsome man can scarcely believe she returns his feelings.

When Sabine and her uncle fall into the hands of a Turkish Pasha, Foye will do anything to secure the safety of the woman he loves.

Indiscreet moves from Regency England to the exotic locales of Turkey and Syria in the midst of the Napoleonic wars. The winner of the 2010 Bookseller's Best Award for Best Short Historical Fiction, it features fast pacing, simmering chemistry, meticulous research, and strong central characters.

Editorial Reviews

ReaderToReader.com - Joyce Greenfield
Indiscreet has the perfect balance of intrigue, action, romance and desire to keep the reader hooked from page one to conclusion. Readers will find themselves rooting for Foye and Sabine and hopeful that they can overcome the odds to find the true love they each so deserve. Indiscreet is deliciously sensual and suspenseful in turn, a perfect formula for a wonderful romance novel.
DearAuthor.com - Dear Author
For the reader who wants fresh settings, for the reader who likes traditional Regencies, for the reader who likes character-driven stories, and for the reader who likes adventure and a larger scope in Romance, Indiscreet is a wonderfully satisfying read.

There is such a smoothness to the language here and yet it doesn't call attention to itself because it directs all of our attention to the characters and what they are feeling. The result is some powerful emotion in the reader.
Babbling About Books - Kate Barrabrant
Indiscreet is a beautifully written, almost epic type romance. The exotic setting adds to the luscious story between these two stoic and breathtaking characters. Edward, at first, comes across as cold and a bit egotistical. Sabine is shown as a woman who seems so lost because of a false indiscretion that has almost ruined her life. When these two enter each other's world, they are changed forever.
Gossamer Obessions
Some books, some blessed books, grab you with the first page, with language so lyrical and hooked you're excited to keep reading even before you're entirely sure what you're reading, with settings so vivid and intricately described, yet never so vivid and intricately described as the characters.

Indiscreet is one of them. It has the plot of an Italian opera, the theme of a fairy tale, and a writing style as rich, textured and gorgeous as only romances can be.
Fresh Fiction - Leanne Davis
Ms. Jewel has written a wonderfully emotional story. The characters are interesting and engaging. Their pasts have formed them as they are in this book. The story is packed with adventure and danger. Over every other emotion, the reader will experience the depth of the love between Edward and Sabine. This is one of the best books I've read all year. I would highly recommend it to others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149189496
Publisher:
Carolyn Jewel, Author
Publication date:
03/07/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
370
Sales rank:
138,696
File size:
536 KB

Meet the Author

Carolyn Jewel was born on a moonless night. That darkness was seared into her soul and she became an award winning author of historical and paranormal romance. She has a very dusty car and a Master’s degree in English that proves useful at the oddest times. An avid fan of fine chocolate, finer heroines, Bollywood films, and heroism in all forms, she has three cats and a dog. Also a son. One of the cats is his.

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Indiscreet 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1811 Miss Sabine Godard accompanies her elderly uncle as he journeys to the Far East to research information on a book he is writing. At a gala, Sabine meets the Marquis of Foye; whose friend ruined her reputation; which led to her vow to never marry. On the other hand he must marry now that his brother died without an heir. They both feel a major surge of desire, but neither wants to pursue their feelings out of fear where it will lead. Still Sabine and Foye become friends as their attraction intensifies. He becomes frightened for her when a pasha invites the uncle and his niece to the palace; Foye fears the pasha's agenda is to temporarily add her to his harem before selling her. The fun in this entertaining historical is the British expatriates with a recent history meeting and falling in love in the early nineteenth century Ottoman Empire. Thus, the Regency romance is transported to Turkey. The story line is fast-paced from the moment the scandalized spinster Sabine and foolishly Foye meet as he knows what happened to her back home. INDISCREET is a jewel of a historical as the background enhances the shaky but loving relationship between the lead couple. Harriet Klausner
Lindas_Opinion More than 1 year ago
INDISCREET is exactly my kind of historical. Reminiscent of the meticulous writing of Carla Kelly, the plot features Sabine Godard,  and Edward, Marquess of Foye, two emotionally fractured British subjects travelling in Turkey and Syria, drawn together by entwined tragedies in their pasts. Romance and adventure are certainly central to this novel, but Jewel's fine hand at creating a sense of place, and her clear knowledge of the social structure, political intrigues, and geography of the region truly bring this story to life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different but a good read. Erotic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a real page turner. I will look at more from this author! It had a beauty and the beast theme to it (which is my favorite). I would not recommend this to a young reader. It has some very graphic sex scenes in it, yet this does not take away from the story.
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