Wanton Angel

Wanton Angel

by Shirl Henke
Wanton Angel

Wanton Angel

by Shirl Henke



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Allowed to run wild in the Georgia backwoods with her brothers and Creek Indian cousins, Beth Blackthorne has no desire to do her duty as daughter of a wealthy planter by making a suitable marriage. She prefers honing her skills with a paint brush to flirting with eligible bachelors. Mentored by a wealthy Italian noblewoman, she pursues her dream in Naples’ glamorous art colony.


Second son of an earl, Derrick Jamison appears to be just another charming English wastrel, basking under the warm Neapolitan sun. Not even his family, who have disowned him, know he is a spy sent to watch the exiled Napoleon. Although strongly attracted to the notorious American artist, Derrick must leave Beth behind to warn the Duke of Wellington when the emperor escapes from Elba.


After they are reunited, Beth’s father arrives, demanding that Derrick marry Beth. Understanding his duty, he agrees to the forced match. Just as they begin to discover love, he inherits his deceased brother’s title. In Regency London, Derrick’s scandalous American wife feels trapped in a gilded cage. Intent on restoring his family’s honor, Derrick fears Beth will never be a proper countess. Lovers by night, antagonists by day, they are caught between duty and desire until a treacherous enemy sets a far more dangerous trap where their love is put to the ultimate test.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015094961
Publisher: Shirl Henke
Publication date: 08/30/2012
Series: Blackthorne Books , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Sales rank: 382,740
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

SHIRL HENKE lives in St. Louis, where she enjoys gardening in her yard and greenhouse, cooking holiday dinners for her family and listening to jazz. In addition to helping brainstorm and research her books, her husband Jim is “lion tamer” for their two wild young tomcats, Pewter and Sooty, geniuses at pillage and destruction.
Shirl has been a RITA finalist twice, and has won three Career Achievement Awards, an Industry Award and three Reviewer’s Choice Awards from Romantic Times.
“I wrote my first twenty-two novels in longhand with a ballpoint pen—it’s hard to get good quills these days,” she says. Dragged into the twenty-first century by her son Matt, a telecommunication specialist, Shirl now uses two of those “devil machines.” Another troglodyte bites the dust. Please visit her at www.shirlhenke.com.
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