By Judith McNaught
"In this vintage novel of 2 willful fanatics stuck in a breathless event of deception and betrayal, no 1 *New York occasions* bestselling writer Judith McNaught has created a robust and unforgettable masterpiece.
The Countess of Havenhurst possessed an extraordinary gentleness and fierce braveness to compare her beautiful attractiveness. yet her recognition is shattered while she is came across within the fingers of Ian Thornton, a infamous gambler and social outcast.
A dangerously good-looking guy of mystery wealth and mysterious lineage, his voyage to Elizabeth's middle is fraught with intrigue, scandal, and a venomous revenge.
Destined for every different, but cautious of every other's causes, Elizabeth and Ian have interaction in a dance of suspicion and keenness that assessments the very soul in their star-crossed love. As a twisting direction of secrets and techniques takes them from London's drawing rooms to the mysterious Scottish Highlands, Elizabeth needs to study the reality: is Ian purely a ruthless fortune hunter at heart?
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Curious, wondering if he had seen this woman elsewhere on the waterways, Wulf strained to make out the colour of her hair. But the woman had her hood up and her hair was hidden. She sat perfectly still, hugging her cloak against the January chill. No great threat there, surely? They might be pedlars working the waterways, though Wulf could not see anything that resembled stock in the bottom of their boat: no barrels, no crates, no bundles of merchandise wrapped in sailcloth. As the boat glided ever closer, an unnatural quiet held the fen.
Convulsively, she swallowed. "Do not fear me. You are safe," he said, softly. " Absurdly, she believed him. Strong muscles bunched and shifted under his tunic. Saewulf Brader was the image of health. Young men, healthy young men, were, in Erica's admittedly limited experience, not entirely reliable where women were concerned. Until today, Erica had led a sheltered life; her high status had protected her. Physically, at least. Physically, she was as chaste and innocent as a nun in an enclosed order.
That she had not heard, but it could not be true--surely someone would have said something to her, if such a dreadful thing had indeed happened. ' There was no one here who might testify to the truth. A distant relation of Erica's, Waltheof had been killed at Hastings alongside her father. Solveig's soft voice continued. ' Ailric took Erica's hand. 'Solveig is in the right. ' The wind rattled the reeds outside. Erica looked down her nose at the man she might have married and slowly withdrew her fingers from his clasp.