Bride of the Wilderness by Charles McCarry

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Born in squalid London at the turn of the eighteenth century, a girl makes a fresh start in the New World

Fanny’s father, Henry Harding, has known Oliver Barebones since the two men were children. Together they survived the Great Plague and the Great Fire, and now they are rich, middle-aged, and unmarried. Everyone’s shocked when Oliver, a lifelong bachelor, falls headfirst for a superstitious young girl named Rose. In two days he’s decided to marry her. For the Hardings and the Barebones, it will be years before they find such happiness again. Ruin comes to them all in the shape of Alfred Montagu, a cold-hearted moneylender who ensnares them in crushing debt and schemes to marry Fanny. After her father dies, Fanny attempts to take refuge in France. It’s not far enough to escape her troubles, so with Oliver and Rose, she departs for a far-off place called Connecticut, dodging Montagu by diving into the teeth of dangers no London girl could ever imagine.
 

About Charles McCarry

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Charles McCarry was born in 1930 in Massachusetts, the son of farming parents. His varied career involved work as an editor, reporter, freelance writer, assistant to the Secretary of Labor in Washington, D.C.; and as National Geographic's editor-at-large. He has also worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). McCarry is married and has four children. Charles McCarry's experiences as a reporter and his work for the CIA are reflected in his discerning nonfiction chronicles and his suspenseful spy novels. Titles of note are "Citizen Nader," a compelling biography of government watchdog Ralph Nader; "Inner Circles: How America Changed the World: A Memoir" (1992), co-written with Alexander Haig; his spy novels, including "Second Sight" (1991) and "Shelley's Heart" (1995), featuring CIA agent Paul Christopher; and "Lucky Bastard" (1998). McCarry's fiction has been characterized as cynical, intense and gripping.
 
Published November 22, 2011 by MysteriousPress.com/Open Road. 438 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Acclaimed for The Tears of Autumn, The Last Supper and other thrillers featuring master-spy Paul Christopher, McCarry now brings us a very different kind of novel set largely in early 18th century Lon

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