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A stranger's wife
Osborne, Maggie.
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New York : Warner Books, [1999]

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362 pages ; 18 cm
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Lily Dale is released early from prison under one condition: she must temporarily impersonate the wife of powerful gubernatorial candidate Quinn Westin. Lily is identical to Westin's runaway wife, Miriam. The transformation from convict to society woman goes smoothly and Quinn and Lily find themselves drawn to each other -- for real. But as Lily discovers more about her twin's disappearance, she wonders if she can trust this man she can't seem to resist.

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??ROMANCE Overtones of murder, deceit, and political intrigue create a suspenseful setting for this lively historical western romance. Quinn Westin is a rugged, idealistic man driven by fierce commitment to justice, equality, and responsibility. A leading candidate in the race to become Colorado's first governor, he has one problem with the image-conscious, scandal-mongering world of politics--his lovely wife Miriam has disappeared. Lily Dale is a prisoner doing time for murder and armed robbery, but strangely enough, she bears an uncanny physical resemblance to Miriam. Quinn's powerful political strategist quickly engineers her release, and Lily is thrust into an elaborate scheme--she is to impersonate Miriam until the end of Quinn's campaign. As Lily is coached through the transition from tough convict to proper lady, she finds unexpected romance with Quinn; but once she begins to learn more about Miriam's life, and to interact with Miriam's friends, Lily begins to uncover some dangerous secrets about Miriam, Quinn's political dealings, and her own uncertain future. --Catherine Sias