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Publisher Comments:

Hot-blooded Spencer Becket went off to war in America, full of passion and young ideals, only to return older, wiser and with part of his memory missing.

Fiery Mariah Rutledge arrived at Becket Hall one stormy night, heavy with child and more than willing to refresh Spencer's lost memory.

Forced to the altar, Spencer and Mariah have little time to explore their attraction before they uncover a plot to restore the recently vanquished Napoleon to power in a most unusual—and deadly—way. Bound by the secrets that keep the Beckets safe from harm, Spencer and Mariah must battle the world and their own devils in order to prevent a tragedy…but what will be the price of their victory?

Review:

"With this tedious return to Romney Marsh (after Beware of a Virtuous Woman, etc.), Michaels hits her series' first speed bump, eschewing the light comedy for which she's known in favor of high drama and intrigue. The result is a contrived romance with more bluster than action. The story kicks off during the war of 1812, in which Spencer Becket is battling American troops. A blow to the head sends him back to his family's island enclave with no memory of how he survived. However, a pregnant Mariah Rutledge soon arrives to fill in those gaps and deliver Spencer's son, a child he can't recall conceiving. The Beckets welcome Mariah into the fold, but keep her in the dark about their privateering past. Sensing they're holding back, Mariah spies on them and forces herself (twice) onto a ship bound for danger. That a new mother would desert her baby just to prove herself to the in-laws is absurd, anachronistic and unfortunately all too typical of this story, an awkward marriage between gaiety and gravity. It's easy to get the sense that, in trying to do too much, Michaels just skims the surface of character and plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

A "USA Today" bestselling author continues her Beckets of Romney Marsh saga. Spencer Becket went off to war in America, only to return with part of his memory missing. Now, Mariah Rutledge arrives at Becket Hall, heavy with child, and more than willing to refresh Spencer's lost memory. Original.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780373771912
Author:
Michaels, Kasey
Publisher:
Harlequin Books
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Romance - Regency
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Regency -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Hqn Romance
Publication Date:
20070401
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.63 x 4.19 in

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Product details 384 pages Harlequin Books - English 9780373771912 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "With this tedious return to Romney Marsh (after Beware of a Virtuous Woman, etc.), Michaels hits her series' first speed bump, eschewing the light comedy for which she's known in favor of high drama and intrigue. The result is a contrived romance with more bluster than action. The story kicks off during the war of 1812, in which Spencer Becket is battling American troops. A blow to the head sends him back to his family's island enclave with no memory of how he survived. However, a pregnant Mariah Rutledge soon arrives to fill in those gaps and deliver Spencer's son, a child he can't recall conceiving. The Beckets welcome Mariah into the fold, but keep her in the dark about their privateering past. Sensing they're holding back, Mariah spies on them and forces herself (twice) onto a ship bound for danger. That a new mother would desert her baby just to prove herself to the in-laws is absurd, anachronistic and unfortunately all too typical of this story, an awkward marriage between gaiety and gravity. It's easy to get the sense that, in trying to do too much, Michaels just skims the surface of character and plot." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , A "USA Today" bestselling author continues her Beckets of Romney Marsh saga. Spencer Becket went off to war in America, only to return with part of his memory missing. Now, Mariah Rutledge arrives at Becket Hall, heavy with child, and more than willing to refresh Spencer's lost memory. Original.
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