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Barely a lady /

by Dreyer, Eileen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Dreyer, Eileen. Drake's Rakes series: bk. 1.Publisher: New York : Forever, 2010Description: viii, 418 p. ; 18 cm.ISBN: 9780446542081 (pbk.) :; 0446542083 (pbk.).Title notes: $6.99 prolam 12-2010 (db)Subject(s): Divorced women -- Fiction | Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Social aspects -- Fiction | Amnesiacs -- Fiction | Secrecy -- Fiction | Love stories | Love stories | Historical fictionSummary: "Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform. But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married. To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets. In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?" -- from publisher's web site.
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Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform.<br> <br> But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married.<br> <br> To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets.<br> <br> In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?

$6.99 prolam 12-2010 (db)

"Olivia Grace has secrets that could destroy her. One of the greatest of these is the Earl of Gracechurch, who married and divorced her five years earlier. Abandoned and disgraced, Grace has survived those years at the edge of respectability. Then she stumbles over Jack on the battlefield of Waterloo, and he becomes an even more dangerous secret. For not only is he unconscious, he is clad in an enemy uniform. But worse, when Jack finally wakes in Olivia's care, he can't remember how he came to be on a battlefield in Belgium. In fact, he can remember nothing of the last five years. He thinks he and Olivia are still blissfully together. To keep him from being hanged for a traitor, Olivia must pretend she and Jack are still married. To unearth the real traitors, Olivia and Jack must unravel the truth hidden within his faulty memory. To save themselves and the friends who have given them sanctuary, they must stand against their enemies, even as they both keep their secrets. In the end, can they risk everything to help Jack recover his lost memories, even though the truth may destroy them both?" -- from publisher's web site.

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With her reputation destroyed five years earlier when Jack Wyndham, Earl of Gracechurch, divorced her, Olivia Grace has lived quietly, guarding her privacy and her secrets. But when she finds Jack near death on a Belgian battlefield in a French uniform, she knows she must help him, never thinking that when he recovers, he will have forgotten the past few years and believe they still are happily married. Someone is a traitor, though, and it isn't Jack. As they sort out the missing years, uncover the truth, and track down the real blackguards, Olivia and Jack find that repairing their own broken relationship might be the hardest task of all. Verdict Vivid descriptions, inventive plotting, beautifully delineated characters, and stunning emotional depth ensure the success of Dreyer's historical romance debut. Dreyer, who also writes as Kathleen Korbel (Deadly Redemption), is a member of the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. She lives in the St. Louis area. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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