The Illusions of Love
The Illusions of Love

The Illusions of Love

by Kasey Michaels

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This book is a romance, yes. But it is also a character study of a family that has somehow lost its way. It's a coming-of-age story introducing Sarah Jane Trowbridge, a young woman whose romantic dreams clash with reality when her grandmother "buys" her a husband who clearly doesn't want her. It's the story of the moral dilemma of her new husband, Dante Muir, who struggles to reconcile what he's always believed of himself with the cold-blooded bastard who agrees to marry in order to save the family estate.

Mostly, this is Sarah Jane's story, her journey from timid dreamer to a woman in her own right, and what she learns along the way. Or, to hear Sarah Jane tell it:

Some people might be born to climb mountains, lead armies, or change the world. But most people could only do the best they could under the circumstances, living their lives as honestly as possible, hoping to make those they loved comfortable, helping those less fortunate, and trying not to hurt anyone else along the way.

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162080091
Publisher: Kathryn Seidick
Publication date: 06/26/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 989,086
File size: 865 KB

About the Author

Kasey Michaels began her career scribbling her stories on yellow legal pads while the family slept. She totally denies she chiseled them into flat rocks, but yes, she began her career a long time ago. Now Kasey is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 110 books (she doesn't count them). Kasey has received four coveted Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, three for historical romance, The Secrets of the Heart, The Butler Did It, and The Taming of the Rake, and a fourth for the contemporary romance Love To Love You Baby (that shows diversity, you see). She is a recipient of the RITA, a Waldenbooks and Bookrak Bestseller award, and many awards from Romantic Times magazine, including a Career Achievement award for her Regency era historical romances. She is an Honor Roll author in Romance Writers of America, Inc. Please visit Kasey on her website at and connect with her on Facebook at

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The Illusions of Love 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Dante Muir was a determined bachelor with problems beyond the pale. His father was consummate gambler, his older brother an invalid, with a disinterested and selfish wife and his younger brother a drunk. Their estate, Cliff Walk Manor was in serious disrepair. A proposition from the intimidating Betts Trowbridge would see them out of their desolate situation by wedding her granddaughter, Sarah Jane and begetting a male heir within five years. For this Dante would receive one hundred thousand pounds. Sarah Jane at the tender age of eighteen was swept from under the thumb of her grandmother only to find herself wrapped hopelessly around the finger of her brooding new husband. Between shattered dreams and devious schemes and capturing the heart of her husband, she would discover the destiny they expected least would be the reason to yearn for more.