The Portrait

The Portrait

by Maya Rushing Walker


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A second chance at her stolen future. A first chance at love. A long-held secret

that could destroy it all…

England, 1800. Lady Catherine Claverton shed no tears over the death of her cruel

father. Banished from his household for her crippled leg, it shocks the young woman

to discover he’d deprived her of her late mother’s title of Countess. Determined to

take back her rightful place, she need only find a husband and bear a son.

Convinced none could ignore her disfigurement and truly cherish her, she proposes

a marriage of convenience to the charming and cryptic Captain Avebury. Despite her

budding feelings for the naval officer, she’s petrified her own tawdry past could rip

everything apart. And when she conceives, Lady Catherine fears her skeletons will

spell exile for her and the unborn child…

Can Lady Catherine restore her name and secure her rightful destiny?

The Portrait is an authentically written historical novel with a dash of romance. If

you like social intrigue, rich period settings, and lively heroines, then you’ll adore

this suspenseful tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732515802
Publisher: Apollo Grannus Books
Publication date: 12/31/2018
Pages: 342
Sales rank: 1,136,546
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Cassandra Austen writes romances set in Old and New England from her 1780s farmhouse in Northern New England. Austen is the romance nom de plume of writer Maya Rushing Walker. Maya is a former U.S. diplomat posted to Cairo, Egypt, and holds a master's degree in East Asian Studies from Harvard.

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