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The gold coin
Kane, Andrea.
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New York : Pocket Books, 1999.
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458 pages ; 18 cm
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Coming to live with her beloved identical cousin, Breanna, and her sinister uncle following the deaths of her parents, Anastasia Colby discovers that her uncle is involved in a deadly scheme that puts both girls in terrible danger and turns for help to the enigmatic Damen Lockewood, Marquess of Shel

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Andrea Kane lives in Parsippany, New Jersey with her husband & daughter. She is a former Romance Writers of America Chapter President, & has won awards for her writing.

(Publisher Provided) Andrea Kane is a romance author who has written both historical romances and romantic thrillers. Some of her romantic thrillers feature NYPD detective-turned private investigator Pete "Monty" Montgomery, and others feature the FBI team of Special Agents Sloane Burbank and Derek Parker.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Identical cousins Anastasia and Breanna Colby vowed as young children to always help each other in times of need or danger. They renew their pact 14 years later when Breanna's violent and unethical father, Viscount George Colby, becomes Lady Anastasia's legal guardian. George's anger erupts when Damen Lockewood, the marquess of Sheldrake, is named trustee of Anastasia's sizable inheritance. Not only had George counted on using Anastasia's fortune to settle his enormous debts, he also intended to marry off his daughter Breanna to the wealthy and influential marquess. When he discovers that Anastasia and the marquess have become more than business colleagues, he hatches a devious plot to eliminate Anastasia from their lives and make a fortune to boot. Anastasia, Breanna, and the marquess find themselves in mortal danger as they work to thwart him. Book one of a two-part series, this tale delivers excitement and romance. Kane's lyrical flair and courageous female characters ensure a satisfying and suspenseful read. --Deborah Rysso

Publisher's Weekly Review

Identical daughters of twin brothers, Anastasia and Breanna Colby become inseparable in childhood and fiercely supportive of their beloved English grandfather's ideals of loyalty to the family and its business. Even Anastasia's 10 years in America cannot break the two cousins' bond. When Anastasia, 20, returns to England from Philadelphia in 1817 following her parents' death, she is determined to assume an active role in the operation of the family import-export business, Colby and Sons. Her Uncle George, Breanna's father, offers her a home, hoping to gain control of her vast inheritance to cover his mounting debts. But Anastasia's father has named Lord Sheldrake, a wealthy and respected banker, not George, as the young woman's guardian, in charge of her fortune until she turns 21. George watches with horror as his niece uses a portion of her inheritance to establish a bank back in Philadelphia, a venture in which she persuades Sheldrake to become an active partner. Ultimately, the cousins and Sheldrake uncover the mystery of George's financial losses, nefarious business dealings and hatred of Anastasia in a fast-paced finale that nearly costs Anastasia her life while heralding Breanna as a heroine. Kane's engrossing plot and her quick-witted, passionate characters should make readers eagerly await this novel's companion, The Silver Coin (scheduled for September), in which Breanna may pay the price for her bravery. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved