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The Reluctant Bride - cover

The Reluctant Bride

Beverley Eikli

Publisher: Choc Lit

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A nineteenth-century French woman is caught in a web of spies, intrigue, and dangerous passion in this “fast-paced [and] enchanting” historical romance (Historical Novel Society).   After her loving fiancé, Jack, dies in the Napoleonic Wars, desolate and pregnant Emily Micklen has few options left for survival. She is sure to face ruinous scandal, rejection from her Puritanical father, and absolute poverty should she be cast out. Her only escape is to accept the proposal of Maj. Angus McCartney, a scarred and taciturn soldier.   Angus needs Emily for escape as well—from the haunting grief over the sins of his past and the tragic death of his mistress. But as Napoleon cuts a swath across Europe, Angus is sent on a mission to snare a notorious female spy. But neither he nor Emily is prepared for where the mission will lead them: straight into a trap of family betrayals and deadly secrets. Now, in a time of war, Emily and Angus will discover that their hard-won love could be the only thing that can save them.

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