A Different Sort of Perfect

A Different Sort of Perfect

by Vivian Roycroft


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Lady Clara Huckabee stows away by accident. But she's not sorry to sail aboard HMS Topaze, leaving England behind. It's a chance to search for her charming French suitor from the Amiens peace, the man she's determined to marry despite the war and her dominating uncle's disapproval. All she has to do is convince the Topaze's handsome captain to see things her way, and everything will be perfect.

A French frigate has evaded the Royal Navy blockade of Brest. Captain Alexander Fleming sails the smaller, elderly frigate Topaze in pursuit, but what he's supposed to do with a silly stowaway debutante for seven thousand miles wasn't covered in his orders. In the doldrums, during a South Atlantic storm, and with French t'gallants spiking the horizon, his first responsibility is always to his ship, his crew, his assignment... not his growing attachment for the woman doubling as his captain's clerk. Perfect; just perfect.

Before disaster strikes, before the cannons open fire, will Lady Clara and Fleming learn that the perfection they longed for isn't the one they really want?

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ISBN-13: 9781482720532
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/07/2013
Series: Love In Napoleon's War , #1
Pages: 318
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Vivian Roycroft is a pseudonym for historical fiction and adventure writer J. Gunnar Grey. And if she's not careful, her pseudonymous pseudonym will have its own pseudo-nym soon, too. Along with an e-reader stuffed with Jane Austen and Patrick O'Brian, a yarn stash, and a turtle sundae at Culver's.

You can find Vivian and her writing compadre, J.L. Salter, at their shared blog, www.TakeTwoOnRomance.Weebly.com, or follow her on Twitter as @VivianRoycroft. And start looking for the second book in the series Love in Napoleon's War in autumn of 2013!

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