Just Once

Just Once

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by Jill Marie Landis
     
 

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Jemma is betrothed to a rich and handsome man. The kind of man every father likes. She has everything a girl could ever want--except true love. So one night, she disappears into the sultry darkness of New Orleans, and meets the kind of man every father fears. Jemma knows she's not supposed to talk to a man like Hunter. But she will, just this once.

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Jemma is betrothed to a rich and handsome man. The kind of man every father likes. She has everything a girl could ever want--except true love. So one night, she disappears into the sultry darkness of New Orleans, and meets the kind of man every father fears. Jemma knows she's not supposed to talk to a man like Hunter. But she will, just this once.

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Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
Life along the Mississippi in 1817 is the colorful setting for this cozy unpretentious tale. Fresh out of convent school, wealthy, imaginative Jemma O'Hurley flees a forced marriage, only to find her adventurous heart has landed her in a maze of dark, dangerous streets in New Orleans. One of her (many) prayers are answered by the big, burly buckskin-clad Kentuckian Hunter Boone (a distant cousin of Daniel). The narrative is straightforward-a series of rescues, some involving Jemma, some not-sustained by Landis's well-deserved reputation for eloquence. ( "A dream can be a very cold and lonely thing, not unlike the snow that reflected blue-white beneath the sun.") Here, Landis offers jeopardy, modest bits of humor and lots of sweetness.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Life along the Mississippi in 1817 is the colorful setting for this cozy unpretentious tale. Fresh out of convent school, wealthy, imaginative Jemma O'Hurley flees a forced marriage, only to find her adventurous heart has landed her in a maze of dark, dangerous streets in New Orleans. One of her (many) prayers are answered by the big, burly buckskin-clad Kentuckian Hunter Boone (a distant cousin of Daniel). The narrative is straightforwarda series of rescues, some involving Jemma, some notsustained by Landis's well-deserved reputation for eloquence. ( "A dream can be a very cold and lonely thing, not unlike the snow that reflected blue-white beneath the sun.") Here, Landis offers jeopardy, modest bits of humor and lots of sweetness. (June)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
YADefying her formal, austere father, Jemma follows her grandfather's advice to have an adventure just once in her life. She escapes into the Louisiana woods of 1816. Her guide is Hunter, a moral but human man who sees through Jemma's lies, but falls in love with her anyway. Teens will appreciate the breezy style, quest for adventure, and simple plot. Humorous scenes occur frequently as fashionable, society debutante Jemma learns to cope on the frontier. More importantly, she finds the love of friends and the value of true family life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780515120622
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2001
Series:
Runaways Romance Series , #2
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
4.46(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.94(d)

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Kat Martin
Characters that come alive and make you cry -- Jill Marie Landis is a winner!!!

Meet the Author

JILL MARIE LANDIS'S twenty+ novels have earned distinguished awards and slots on such national bestseller lists as the USA TODAY Top 50 and the New York Times Best Sellers Plus. She is a seven-time finalist for Romance Writers of America's RITA Award in both Single Title and Contemporary Romance as well as a Golden Heart and RITA Award winner.

Her works include historical romances, contemporary single title romance with a hint of suspense, inspirational historical romances, and most recently the new Tiki Goddess Mystery series that launched with the successful Mai Tai One On.

Jill Marie resides in Hawaii with her husband. When she's not writing or sitting on the beach reading, she enjoys visiting with family and friends, raising orchids, working in her garden, plunking on the ukulele, dancing the hula and quilting, but not all at once.

She enjoys hearing from readers at www.jillmarielandis.com
facebook, and at www.thetikigoddess

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