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An inconvenient heir
Kirkland, Martha, author.
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New York : Signet, 2003.
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216 pages ; 18 cm.
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Cordelia would do anything for her late friend's baby. So when she learns that his paternal relatives are alive, she decides to write them. The baby's uncle, however, writes Cordelia off as a schemer. But he is no match for her bewitching ways...

Author Notes

Martha Kirkland is a graduate of Georgia State University and has taught both English and drama at the high school level. A classical singer, she believes it was the years she spent practicing scales that gave her the discipline needed to write twenty-six books. She is a lifelong resident of Atlanta, and her family includes a husband and two daughters.

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Booklist Review

Delia Barrington is placed in an untenable position for a single woman in Regency England: she is the key witness to the death of a friend and must return his infant son to a family that is unaware of his existence. Major Mitchell Holcomb comes to West Sussex to sort out the mess. He believes that she is a fraud, and Delia believes that the major could have murdered her friend so that he can inherit the title and the fortune. She conceals her identity by posing as a gypsy, and the two are thrown into one misadventure after another with ominous, if bungling, henchmen on their trail. Delia comes to rely on the major and realizes that he could not possibly want to hurt her young charge, and he discovers her disguise and realizes that she is the woman he is seeking and the woman who has captured his heart. A wonderfully done, gentle romance filled with excitement and interesting characters guaranteed to warm the reader's heart. Patty Engelmann