Midnight Rose

Midnight Rose

by Patricia Hagan
     
 

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A mysterious beauty…a determined man…and the forbidden passion that unites them.

Erin Sterling is a breathtakingly beautiful debutante of Virginia. The stepdaughter of a despised slave trader, Erin’s sympathies lie with those in bondage.

From the moment Ryan Youngblood spies the raven-haired beauty at the annual Rose

Overview

A mysterious beauty…a determined man…and the forbidden passion that unites them.

Erin Sterling is a breathtakingly beautiful debutante of Virginia. The stepdaughter of a despised slave trader, Erin’s sympathies lie with those in bondage.

From the moment Ryan Youngblood spies the raven-haired beauty at the annual Rose Ball, he knows he must have her. When his offer of protection is declined, Ryan does the unthinkable—he offers marriage.

From the sweeping plantations of Virginia to the Underground Railroad movement in Philadelphia, Erin and Ryan succumb to their passions while fighting the evil forces determined to separate them at any cost.

This Retro Romance reprint was originally published in April 1991 by HarperCollins.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Hagan ( Love and Honor ) moralizes tiresomely against slavery in this implausible romance. As the stepdaughter of black-market slave-smuggler Zachary Tremayne, the delectable Erin is a social outcast and thus suitable prey for an invitation to become the mistress of plantation owner Ryan Youngblood. Erin huffily refuses. But when her mother, Arlene, learns of it, she goes to Ryan and insists he turn the proposition into a proposal, and he obliges. Erin consents in hopes that as Ryan's wife she can help her mother escape the abusive Zachary and further her own secret plans to help runaway slaves. But Arlene, who is one-quarter black, is sold into slavery by Zachary in revenge for the marriage of his stepdaughter, whom he desired himself. When Ryan's strong-willed mother learns of Arlene's status, she sells off her troublesome daughter-in-law as well. Things are looking grim for Ryan and Erin as Hagan blithely scampers through a sequence of humorously impossible events, reuniting the lovers and arranging a happy ending for everyone who deserves it. (Apr.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781619210189
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
543
Sales rank:
1,041,185
File size:
2 MB

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