The Wildest Shore

The Wildest Shore

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by Lisa Cach
     
 

Teasing the female passengers about the perils of the open sea was great fun, but once Horatio Merivale opened his mouth to laugh at danger, he wished he'd kept it shut. A storm dragged the Coventry under, and it was all the East India Company officer could do to rescue a terrified blonde from the merchantman's foundering hulk. Still, the girl brought out the best…  See more details below

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Teasing the female passengers about the perils of the open sea was great fun, but once Horatio Merivale opened his mouth to laugh at danger, he wished he'd kept it shut. A storm dragged the Coventry under, and it was all the East India Company officer could do to rescue a terrified blonde from the merchantman's foundering hulk. Still, the girl brought out the best in him, and the whole escapade seemed the start of a marvelous adventure.

Though she was but a simple lady's maid, the recurring dream luring Anne Hazlett from England was grand -- a turquoise seascape with a jade-carved island whose beaches beckoned. Yet she hadn't expected to arrive on flotsam, be accosted by pirates, or have such an odd entourage. Indeed, the man who'd saved her was thrilled by their bad luck! "The Hand of Destiny" he called it. And looking into her eyes, the grinning Horatio made a promise: The current that swept them forward was irresistible, but he would see Anne to... The Wildest Shore.

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In the England of 1811, it's perfectly sensible for a gardener's daughter to accept a post as lady's maid. Indeed, it's a great opportunity for a respectable upper servant's position. But Anne Hazlett's reasons for accepting the post have little to do with either sense or propriety. All her life, Anne has been haunted by a dream of a tropical island: a place with white sands and green palms, where she is queen. When her mistress sets sail to India, Anne is eager to accompany her, hoping for the chance to see exotic places like the island of her dreams. When the ship sinks, Anne is abandoned by her mistress, rescued by the handsome, ne'er-do-well Lt. Horatio Merivale, then picked up by pirates along with a handful of other survivors. Amid such a whirlwind, Anne finds little time to think of her dream. Little does she know, but destiny is finally sweeping her toward her island -- and making sure the queen-to-be will have her king. Events in The Wildest Shore are all a little larger than life: full of adventure, swashbuckling, and feats of daring, in a story where love can make even the wildest dreams come true.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780505524546
Publisher:
Dorchester Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
7.06(w) x 6.06(h) x 1.10(d)

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