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Just beyond tomorrow
Small, Bertrice.
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Publication Information:
New York : Kensington Pub. Corp., 2002.
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329 pages ; 21 cm
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"Brava Books."
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Capturing the hearts and imaginations of millions worldwide, Bertrice Small's novels always deliver the lush sensuality her readers expect. In Just Beyond Tomorrow, Jasmine's strong-willed son, Patrick Leslie, continues Skye's Legacy when he takes a wife who wants no husband. . .

Just Beyond Tomorrow

With his father dead and his mother in France, Patrick Leslie, Duke of Glenkirk, discovers the obligations of the estate and its people are now his alone. But during a day of hunting, a chance meeting ensures that he will not be alone much longer, for to obtain the deserted castle and lands adjoining his, Patrick must agree to take something else, as well--a bride.

Flanna Brodie, heiress to Brae, is as vibrant and beautiful as the Scottish countryside, and just as wild. She wants no man--only her freedom. But the passions Patrick awakens in her run deeper than those of the flesh. The independent Flanna is determined to champion the royal Stuarts' cause, and restore Charles II to his throne despite her husband's objections. Patrick knows the dangers of such political intrigues; that the Stuarts have always brought misfortune to the Leslies of Glenkirk, and that a roguish king will ask far more of the naïve duchess than a simple vow of fealty--forcing Patrick and Flanna to choose between the threat of wounded pride, and the promise of a lasting love both secretly yearn for. . .

Author Notes

Bertrice Small was born on December 9, 1937 in Manhattan, New York. Primarily known as a historical romance author, she also wrote erotica and fantasy romance. Her first novel, The Kadin, was published in 1978. She wrote more than 50 romance novels during her lifetime including The Love Slave; Love, Remember Me; Hellion; Darling Jasmine; Betrayed; Bedazzled; A Memory of Love; and Lucianna. She died on February 24, 2015 at the age of 77.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Small continues her entertaining saga of Skye O'Malley's descendants and their entanglements. Patrick Leslie is now the Duke of Glenkirk, following his father's death in 1650. His mother insists that the 35-year-old lord should wed, but being a homebody with no interest in social niceties, he's at a loss as to how to meet women. While out hunting, he sees a ruined castle bordering his land and is greeted by arrows shot by the lovely Flanna Brodie, heiress to the ruin. Patrick approaches her father to buy the land, but Lord Brodie will only accept marriage to his daughter. The two strangers wed and bed, then complications arise because Flanna wants to make her mark, following in the footsteps of the strong women in Patrick's family. To that end, she decides to reconcile the Leslies with the Stuarts and meets the young, handsome, and lecherous king behind her husband's back. Small's trademark sex and intrigue abound, making this a fun and satisfying historical romance. --Patty Engelmann

Publisher's Weekly Review

Bestselling author Small (Intrigued) introduces another strong-willed heroine in the fourth of her Skye's Legacy series. Flanna Brodie, the only daughter of a Scottish clan and heiress to an important parcel of land, matches wits with Patrick Leslie, duke of Glenkirk and son of the flamboyant Jasmine Leslie. Jasmine, the subject of previous novels, whose extravagant escapades are mentioned briefly here, leaves Glenkirk after her husband dies in service to Charles Stuart's attempt to regain his throne. Before leaving, she advises her eldest son, Patrick, the new duke of Glenkirk, to find a wife and to have nothing to do with the Stuarts because every time the Leslies have come to their aid, family death has been the result. Small intertwines historical events here the mid-17th-century conflict between the royal Stuarts and Cromwell over the status of the British monarchy with her larger-than-life characters. Though Patrick initially marries Flanna only for her land, romance grows between them, replete with the author's typically brutal sexual encounters. Sparks fly between husband and wife when Flanna decides to challenge her husband's reluctance to get involved with Charles II and comes up with her own plan to support the king's mission. Curiously, the author backs away from her ambitious plot when Flanna becomes pregnant and abandons her idea to help the future king out of loyalty to her husband. Also, Patrick's sudden spell of jealousy when he accuses his wife of bearing the king's child feels contrived. Yet Small's legions of fans will be easily seduced by this page-turning historical romance. Author appearances in New York City area. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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