By Jennifer Wilde
This vintage big apple Times–bestselling historic romance tells the mesmerizing, passionate tale of a tender English girl who's wrongly convicted of a criminal offense and auctioned off to the top bidder within the American colonies
Born out of wedlock to a London barmaid, Marietta Danver yearns to dwell existence to its fullest regardless of her humble origins. yet her goals of affection and happiness nearly die in Newgate felony, the place she is convicted of against the law she didn’t devote and deported to North the USA to be bought into indentured servitude.
In the wild Carolinas, Marietta makes use of her good looks to outlive. yet in doing so she arouses unruly passions within the hearts of 3 males: Derek Hawke, the enigmatic planter who buys Marietta for an outrageous sum; brash, fascinating Jeff Rawlins, who sweeps her away to Louisiana; and a gentleman whose fervor could disguise a violent insanity. From New Orleans’ red-light district to a modern property in Natchez, from the struggles of a lifetime of bondage to the perils of assisting to move slaves to freedom, Marietta vows to succeed and discover a real and lasting love.
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They started to descend slowly to the chamber where the Faol people were gathered. There looked to be about two hundred of them, standing in silence, forming a circle. A uniformly striking people they were, and all had about them that same quality Iona had first noticed in Struan. Nature in its most primitive and beautiful form. The kind of beauty that makes you catch your breath. A stillness. A sense of danger, and with it a pull of excitement. Elemental. The word could have been created for them.
You will not refuse,” he said through gritted teeth. His guts twisted. Part of him didn’t want her to comply, for it would inevitably affect what made her uniquely herself—the part that deeply attracted him even though he had known her only briefly. He knew that the transformation would enhance her but somehow that didn’t seem to matter. Duty and desire. Normally they were intertwined. Struan cursed under his breath. What right had he to challenge the ancient ways? And for the sake of a mere woman, too!
He could taste it, acrid in his mouth. The first time she had wavered. Her eyes were huge in her heart-shaped face. He had to force himself to take his fur cloak from her, to pin it back around his own shoulders. Her own sweet scent had permeated it. The urge to cast caution to the winds and break all the rules grew stronger. What was wrong with him? ” Struan’s hackles rose. “At the full moon, all being well, there will be a Binding,” he said tersely. ” Iona’s voice shook. “Then you will know it is our way of accepting you, making you one of us,” Struan said, his eyes fixed firmly on the rapidly approaching procession.
Love's Tender Fury (Marietta Danver, Book 1) by Jennifer Wilde