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Now Face to Face: A Novelby Karleen Koen
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The unforgettable sequel to Karleen Koen’s beloved debut, Through a Glass Darkly
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A bride at ﬁfteen, widowed at the tender age of twenty, Barbara, Countess Devane, embarks for colonial Virginia ﬁnancially ruined by the death of her husband in scandalous circumstances. Dressed in mourning as is proper for a woman, she is patronizingly described as a “fragile black butterfly,” but the fragility is deceiving. She makes a place for herself in the new world, takes lovers and friends across political divides, and questions the established traditions of slavery. Facing enemies she never suspected, she must return to England and deal face to face with the problems created by her husband, who haunts her even in death. Back in London, she quickly ﬁnds herself pulled into Jacobite plotting, and the treachery of powerful men suddenly threatens her family, her friends—and a new love.
Now Face to Face sweeps readers from eighteenth-century America to London and brings both worlds to vivid life. It is a magniﬁcent evocation of an era, from the plantations of Virginia to Hanoverian England.
Widow Barbara Montgeoffry, Countess Devane, finds heartbreak, love, and intrigue in early eighteenth-century Virginia and London as she struggles to build a new life for herself following the devastation of her husband's death, in the sequel to Through a Glass Darkly. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
The beloved heroine from Koen's bestselling Through a Glass Darkly returns in a passionate, unforgettable, romantic tapestry. A widow at age 20, emotionally devastated and financially ruined by the death of her husband in scandalous circumstances, Barbara Devane leaves colonial Virginia for London to confront her enemies and to pursue a deeply satisfying yet dangerous clandestine love.
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
\KARLEEN KOEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Glass Darkly and Dark Angels, a BookSense pick. She lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at www.karleenkoen.com.
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