Synopses & Reviews
Bertrice Small has received critical acclaim for her sweeping historical romances filled with unforgettable characters and magnificent locales. Set against the rich tropical beauty of a Caribbean island and the splendor of 17th century England, "Deceived" gives us another spellbinding tale of intrigue, suspense, and everlasting love.
Aurora Kimberly had only one passion -- to live a simple life on the lush island paradise her family had been given by the English Crown. Now, her treasure was about to be threatened...by Valerian Hawkesworth, Duke of Farminster, who came to claim the heiress promised to him in a marriage contract. But the free-spirited beauty had no intention of letting him carry her off to a cold and gloomy country. Soon, she and her sister Cally, who had always yearned for the luxurious life of a duchess, switched places. But could the sisters play out this charade successfully? Only a twist of fate and the power of an indomitable love could change the heart of a man scorned.
About the Author
Bertrice Smallhas written thirty novels of historical romance and two erotic novellas. She is a New York Times bestselling author and the recipient of numerous awards. In keeping with her profession, Bertrice Small lives in the oldest English-speaking town in the state of New York, founded in 1640. Her light-filled studio includes the paintings of her favorite cover artist, Elaine Duillo, and a large library—but no computer as she works on an IBM Quietwriter 7. Her longtime assistant, Judy Walker, types the final draft. Because she believes in happy endings, Bertrice Small has been married to the same man, her hero, George, for thirty-eight years. They have a son, Thomas, a daughter-in-law, Megan, and two adorable grandchildren, Chandler David and Cora Alexandra. Longtime readers will be happy to know that Nicki the Cockatiel flourishes along with his fellow housemates, Pookie, the long-haired greige and white, Honeybun, the petite orange lady cat with the cream-colored paws, and Finnegan, the black long-haired baby of the family, who is almost two.