Secrets of the Heart

Secrets of the Heart

by Candace Camp

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Overview

Love is best kept a secret.

She never expected to love again . . .

On the eve of her wedding to Michael Trent, the Earl of Westhampton, Rachel Aincourt tried to elope with another man — only to be unceremoniously returned to her fiance by her strong-willed father. Burdened by guilt and shame, Rachel felt she'd gotten what she deserved: a loveless marriage to a cold, enigmatic husband. She was wrong.

But fate had other plans

Behind Michael's proper demeanor lay a man who thrived on danger and intrigue — and now he'd been drawn into one of Bow Street's toughest cases. When the crime turned into a murder that involved Rachel, Michael found a new way to employ his mastery of disguise: seducing the wife he secretly loved. But would he finally be able to win her heart . . . or would he destroy his last chance for happiness?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587244513
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 398
Product dimensions: 6.24(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author

Candace Camp is a New York Times bestselling author of over sixty novels of contemporary and historical romance. She grew up in Texas in a newspaper family, which explains her love of writing, but she earned a law degree and practiced law before making the decision to write full-time. She has received several writing awards, including the RT Book Reviews Lifetime Achievement Award for Western Romances. Visit her at www.candace-camp.com.

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Secrets of the Heart 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Seven years ago, her father arranged for her to marry an Earl, Michael Trent, but she loved another. So Rachel Aincourt eloped with her beloved Anthony Birkshaw, but Michael and her father catch up the duo before she is compromised. Michael marries a heartbroken Rachel. Michael loves his spouse when he married her and still does, but he hides his feelings because he knows she still cherishes another. He also hides from her his work as a Bow St. runner behind the face of a quiet aristocratic gentleman. Starting with her carriage being stopped by a highwayman who acts like a friend of her husband to being led by Anthony into the London slums, Rachel enters her husband¿s other life. When they meet with him in disguise, Rachel finds herself attracted not knowing that the stranger is her spouse. While she works through her feelings, someone else has other plans for her and the men in her life. SECRETS OF THE HEART is an exciting Regency romance that hooks the audience from the moment Rachel¿s coach is stopped. The story line is fast-paced and readers will fully appreciate Michael, a sort of Scarlet Pimpernel though not a dandy, and wonder about Rachel¿s immaturity, mindful of Marguerite though no Citizen Chauvelin pressure. Fans of an electrifying historical romantic suspense will want to read Candace Camp¿s pleasant thriller. Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was really different. I think her other books were better. All of her books are good but this one wasnt one of the great ones. But it was a good story.
clarkws More than 1 year ago
I think this is the book that I have been waiting for. I loved the character of Rachel Aincourt. I enjoyed her sweetness I have grown weary of hardened “strong” female heroines. This book can be read as a stand alone; however, it is always best to read an entire series to get the depth of the characters. I enjoyed how Camp deepens Rachel and Michael’s relationship. I hope she has more coming in this series.
georgia1 More than 1 year ago
Another amazing story by Candace Camp, full of wounded hearts, second chances, spies and a whopper of a mystery that I did not see coming!! I knew when I picked up this third installment of the Aincourt's Heart series, to be prepared to read straight through. There is no putting down Candace's books once you start. This is a tale of a marriage definately not starting off well and left stagnant for years. Rachel in her first season falls in love with an inappropriate gentleman, that is one with no money. Michael Trent, The Earl of Westhampton had fallen in love with her and asked for her hand. With no choice ( there is a lot that happens before the blissful day) they marry but Michael does not make her a true wife because he feels she is still in love with the other gentleman. Yes a tangled mess but things are not always as they seem. Michael presents the demeanor of a studious, scholarly man with not a lot of emotion. But there is a lot hidden underneath that is takes years for Rachel to grasp! There is also a mystery involved that runs the gamut of suspects but is very involved and there is a surprising ending. I really did not want to turn the last page knowing this was the end of this series. But know there is more from this author I cannot wait to read!! Lori Dykes
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read that was hard to put down. Very emotionally charged with a challenging mystery to solve. 261 pages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good enjoyed the mystery the most.
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