A pact is sealed in secret behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison. In return for a night of unparalleled pleasure, a dashing condemned criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress, thereby rescuing her with his name from an impending and abhorred arranged union. But in the fading echoes of... show more
A pact is sealed in secret behind the foreboding walls of Newgate Prison. In return for a night of unparalleled pleasure, a dashing condemned criminal consents to wed a beautiful heiress, thereby rescuing her with his name from an impending and abhorred arranged union. But in the fading echoes of hollow wedding vows, a solemn promise is broken, as a sensuous free spirit takes flight to a lush Caribbean paradise, abandoning the stranger she married to face the gallows unfulfilled. But Ruark Beauchamp's destiny is now eternally intertwined with that of the tempestuous, intoxicating Shanna. He will be free . . . and he will find her. For no iron ever forged can imprison his resolute passion. And no hangman's noose will deny Ruark the ecstasy that is rightfully his.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 1978-08-01
Pages no: 672
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, 18th Century
Shanna needs a husband or she'll be forced to marry someone her father chooses. She comes up with the idea of marrying a condemned prisoner. Then once he is hanged she'll be a widow in mourning and will have her freedom. But Ruark manages to cheat the hangman and finds himself an indentured servan...
This was the first Historical Romance/ "bodice ripper" that I ever read. And it started me off on a life long addiction! I have read it a few times over the years and I have to admit that every time I read it the heroine seems to become more and more of a whiny brat. But I can't help but love this b...
I didn't expect to like it that much. It was one long book, but i really liked it.Shanna and Ruark are one fantastic couple, it took Shanna very long time to realize that, but she finally did.They had to survive many adventures and suffering until Shanna realized how much she actually love Ruark.And...
This one of those books I loved for the hero, and wanted to drop the heroine off a cliff. Back in the day, that was rare. Usually the heroes were jerks with a capital J, and I just wanted the heroine to get away from the hero and give a rude gesture as she walks away. I should reread this. It's a...
I LOVE THIS BOOK!I've reread it twice, and I think I'm going to have to say that it is my #1 favorite.Sorry for everyone that hates this book, but it is absolutely delicious.Don't you love seeing the good guy win? Ruark.Don't you love seeing the snobs mask removed? ShannaI will say that without Ruar...
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