The Rake To Redeem Her

The Rake To Redeem Her

eBook - 2013
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Only a true rake can offer her redemption. Will Ransleigh, illegitimate nephew of the Earl of Swynford, has the tall, aristocratic bearing of nobility--and the resourceful cunning of a streetwise rogue. To clear his cousin's name he is on a mission that will take him across the Continent into a world of international intrigue--and the arms of Elodie Lefevre, the society hostess who brought shame to his family. Is she seductress, spy or damsel in distress? In the haze of the sensual spell she casts, Will has to keep his wits about him and uncover the true nature of this mysterious Madame.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Harlequin Historical,, 2013
ISBN: 9781460310298
1460310292
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Characteristics: 1 online resource
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May 17, 2017

"She'd gone from agony to numbness, like a recent amputee after the opium took hold. Other than that, she felt...empty, barren as a seashell-dotted beach after a storm had swept it of its treasures, scouring it down to elemental sand." (p. 202)

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May 17, 2017

"'The Republican soldiers herded all the townspeople to the quai beside the river. They marched the priests on to a small boat, locked them below and scuttled the vessel.' He could almost see the rippling surface reflected in the bleakness of her eyes. 'They did it again and again, one boatload of priests and nuns after another. All those holy ones, drowned. I was five years old.' // A child so young, watching that. He put a hand on her shoulder, stricken. 'I'm so sorry.' // 'It was terrible. But it was also wonderful. There was no screaming, no pleas, no panic. Just...serenity. Mama said they went to a secret place in their hearts, where no evil could touch them.' // Like you do now, he thought." (p. 117)

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May 17, 2017

A lovely romance, along with a dramatic journey through 1816 Europe. The heroine is "a French émigrée whose family was destroyed by the revolution, a survivor dragged along by the turbulent historical forces that catapulted France in one generation from monarchy to republic to empire and back. Taught by remorseless circumstance to depend only on herself, Elodie trusts no one and expects nothing." (preface by author). The man who escorts her so that she can testify about a failed plot she was forced to take part in, begins to wonder about the wisdom of having her risk the gallows.

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