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Beverley, Jo.
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[Large print edition].
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[Waterville, ME?] : Wheeler Publishing, [2002]

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520 pages ; 25 cm.
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The sheltered daughter of a duke, Lady Anne Peckworth is always a perfect lady even when jilted by suitors--twice. Now, however, she's angry at the single, most reckless, most "irresistible" man she's ever known. Race de Vere came into her life to help her find the ideal husband. However, he tempts her to the edge and beyond. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author Notes

Jo Beverley was born on September 22, 1947 in Lancashire, England. She received a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire in 1970. In the mid-1970s, she moved to Canada with her husband.

She wrote over 30 historical romance novels during her lifetime including Lord Wraybourne's Betrothed, The Stolen Bride, The Shattered Rose, Lord of Midnight, and Forbidden Magic. She also wrote several series including the Company of Rogues series and the Malloren series. She received numerous awards for her work including five RITAs, two Career Achievement Awards from Romantic Times, The Golden Leaf Award, and the Readers' Choice Award. She died from cancer on May 23, 2016.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

It's another quiet day in the life of Lady Anne Peckworth. Cosseted daughter of a duke, considered fragile because of her limp, she is somewhat looking forward to her pending engagement. But when her sister reads a letter that announces that Anne's fiance has married another, she's not really surprised. After all, that's twice she has been jilted. There was no great love lost anyway. Just when she has resigned herself to spinsterhood, her brother shows up with a guest. Race DeVere has been sent by Anne's latest ex-fiance to make sure she'll be all right after she hears the news. When Anne's sister goes into labor that same night, Race and Anne spend a long evening together. Each is reluctantly fascinated by the other. Race determines to bring Anne out of her shell. Anne is determined that she must marry. Both are excruciatingly aware of the huge difference in social standing. Anne looks elsewhere, but no one comes close to Race. Fans of Beverley's Company of Rogues series will truly enjoy this delightful adventure. Maria Hatton.

Publisher's Weekly Review

Beverley's newest (following The Devil's Heiress) is an engaging, if thinly plotted, Regency-era love story featuring Lady Anne Peckworth. Demure, reserved and polite to a fault, even after being jilted twice, Anne is the perfect heiress. Although her substantial fortune guarantees a certain amount of attention from the beaux of London, her crippled foot means that she is always seen as slightly damaged goods. Racecombe de Vere is a charismatic ex-soldier with no prospects and a mysterious family background. Although he's completely unsuitable as a match for Anne, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. Determined to find herself a husband and shake off her self-imposed isolation in the country, Anne heads to town on a mission to make her way in society, but she can't rid herself of her feelings for Race. Will she settle down with a proper husband, or will she take a chance on exactly the wrong man? Race remains a bit of a cipher throughout the novel Anne's initial resistance to his charms is exaggerated, and her reactions sometimes overpower their interplay. Nevertheless, Anne's rare combination of intelligence and spunk enlivens this standard plot, and fans will appreciate the spicy chemistry between her and Race. (May 7) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved