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At long last
Busbee, Shirlee.
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Warner Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Warner Books, [2000]

Physical Description:
422 pages ; 18 cm
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To defend her legacy, Arabella Montgomery would make a pact with the devil himself. Her brother has gambled away the family's Natchez, Mississippi plantation, and only one man can help her get it back -- the arrogant yet dashing Tony Daggett, the man who had once cruelly toyed with her affections, and the man who has secretly never stopped loving her.

Author Notes

Shirlee Busbee was born on August 9, 1941 in San Jose, California. She received a certificate from the Burbank Business College in 1962. She has worked as a receptionist for the Marin County Title and Abstract Co., as plant supervisor for Fairfield Title Co., and as secretary and drafting technician for the County Parks Department of Fairfield, California. She started writing historical romance novels in 1977. She has written over 18 books including Gypsy Lady, Lady Vixen, Love a Dark Rider, A Heart for the Taking, and Love Be Mine. She has received numerous awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award and Affaire de Coeur's Silver and Bronze Pen Awards.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Arabella Montgomery, the reigning beauty of the Natchez territory in the late eighteenth century, is considered, at 32, past her prime for marriage, and feels no need for it since she ended her engagement to the rogue Tony Daggett. But her younger stepbrother, Jeremy, has lost their plantation in a card game, and has put her in the uncomfortable position of having to ask Tony, who holds the IOU, for mercy. He agrees to return it on the condition that Arabella discreetly become his mistress. She reluctantly agrees, and soon realizes that she never stopped loving him, but a mysterious man known only as "Boots" schemes against them. He wants to destroy Tony's reputation, and keep him and Arabella apart. The two soon realize a plan is afoot, and, with the help of a maturing Jeremy, try to solve the mystery. Set against a backdrop of political intrigue in the fledgling U.S., Busbee's plot offers few surprises, but her interesting and dynamic characters are sure to please historical romance fans. --Patty Engelmann