Colonial beauty Diana Fairbourne dailed to London to find a titled husbandand succeeded brilliantly with her betrothal to the wealthy Marquis of Roxby. But as her wedding day nears, Diana discovers troubling proof that her groom doesn't love heror her Yankee waysas much as he should. In desperation she seeks out a lucky kitten like the one that brought her brohter, Alexander, to his bride, Cora.
Playing with love's magic has surprising results, though, when the kitten leads Diana to a common sailor whose plain clothing cannot disguise his rough-hewn handsomeness. He boldly wins Diana's heart from the ruthless marquis, with no thought for the consequences beyond her happiness. But even when Diana learns his true identityCaptain james Dunham of His Majesty's Navythere can be no alliance. For James has orders from the admiral to eliminate that dangerous band of American smugglers...the Fairbournes of Cape Cod.
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In 1747 Hampshire, England, colonialist Diana Fairbourne and Lord Roxby are to marry. However, an unsigned note shakes Diana up as the letter claims Roxby has a mistress and ¿loves you not¿. As Diana¿s doubts mount, she meets an enigmatic stranger. To her shock she finds herself attracted to the man in spite of her efforts to keep even her thoughts faithful. War hero James Durham is recovering from some nasty injuries he obtained while saving the lives of a naval crew. He enjoys the outspoken competency and competitiveness of Diana. Those same qualities that James finds so endearing simply drive Roxby to ire as he expects his future spouse to meekly obey his every word. As a matchmaking cat keeps pushing Diana towards James, they fall in love. However, there remains the matter of Roxby and their engagement. STARBRIGHT, the sequel to STARLIGHT, is an entertaining Georgian romance. The story line is fast-paced, filled with twisting intrigue, and loaded with engaging charcaters. Although Diana¿s reaction to the memo seems a stretch at first, readers will soon understand that the note allows her marital doubts to gel, ultimately adding depth to the cast. Miranda Jarrett continues to provide some of the best historical romances on the market. Harriet Klausner