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The wagered widow

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Published by G.K. Hall in Boston, Mass .
Written in English.

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HE INSISTED ON TREATING HER LIKE A TROLLOP

...and Rebecca Parrish, a most respectable young widow, found him utterly odious. What right had this supercilious rake, Trevelyan de Villars, to incessantly force his attentions on her? Rebecca far preferred Trevelyan's charming friend, the noble Sir Peter Ward.

But what Rebecca soon discovered duly horrified her. For her dear Sir Peter and the contemptible Trevelyan had formalized a bet--that Trevelyan could seduce the very proper widow within a month's time.

Still, Trevelyan's attentions grew ever more passionate. And Rebecca found (to her horror!) that she thrilled to his touch. As her heart strove to resist this irresistible cad, she suddenly saw what he really was: A libertine no more--now at last and forever in love!

WE HAVE PARTS TO PLAY, YOU AND I--YOU MAY LOATHE MY EVERY FIBRE, BUT WE MUST APPEAR TO BE DEEPLY IN LOVE

Once, Leonie believed that her marriage to the handsome Christopher, Lord Aynsworth, would be her every dream come true. But the shivers of anticipation with which she had once awaited her wedding night turned to dread at the mere thought of the man now addressing her as her husband.

Everything was all so terribly wrong between them. Leonie had dreamed of nothing but Kit and their life together, even when the war had taken him from her, and when she had suffered such terrible disgrace . . . she had still dared to dream that one day they would be together.

Then they were married, but his love for her was dead--replaced by a cold, hard pride she could not melt. So much had happened they could not change, or forgive. . . until, in spite of themselves, they began to fall in love all over again.

(This is something of a prequel to The Golden Chronicles series and The Tales of the Jewelled Men series, coming after the other prequel, The Mistress of Willowvale.)

Edition Notes

Published in large print.
Reprint. Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1984.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 813/.54
Library of Congress PS3572.E766 W3 1985

The Physical Object

Pagination 441 p. ;
Number of pages 441

ID Numbers

Open Library OL2862471M
Internet Archive wageredwidow00very
ISBN 10 0816138273
LC Control Number 84025346

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