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The Marked Lord - cover

The Marked Lord

Sharon Ibbotson

Publisher: Choc Lit

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Summary

A lady spy on the run finds refuge with a reclusive lord in this suspenseful Victorian romance novel.  France, 1803. Sophy de Browarec knows a thing or two about survival, and very little about love. An orphaned aristocrat, she married at sixteen only to lose her husband to French revolutionaries shortly after their wedding. Since then, she’s sought justice as a spy for the British. But when her identity is revealed, Sophy flees France and returns to Cornwall, finding refuge with the only living link to her past, Fitzwilliam “Fitz” Ravensbourne.   Lord Ravensbourne has suffered his own share of misfortune—and it’s left its mark in more ways than one. Though they grew up together, it’s been many years since Fitz and Sophie have seen each other, and both have changed quite a bit. Fitz, scarred by his past, has become a near recluse, while Sophy is less than forthcoming about her life. As they gradually reconnect, buried secrets come to light—secrets that could bring danger to Ravensbourne and threaten the forbidden love of these two troubled souls.
Available since: 01/15/2019.
Print length: 250 pages.

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