Broken Wing by Judith James

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Set during the chaotic beginnings of Napoleon's rule, this saga tells the story of Gabriel St. Croix, a street survivor searching for a place to belong. Abandoned as a child and raised in a brothel, he has never known friendship or affection. Hiding physical and emotional scars behind an icy façade, his only relationship is with a young boy he has spent the last five years protecting from the brutal reality of their environment. But all that is about to change. The boy's family has found him, and they are coming to take him home. Sarah Munroe blames herself for her brother's disappearance. When he's located, safe and unharmed despite where he has been living, Sarah vows to help the man who rescued and protected him in any way she can. With loving patience she helps Gabriel face his demons and teaches him to trust in friendship and love. But when the past catches up with him, Gabriel must face it on his own. Becoming a mercenary, pirate, and professional gambler, he travels to London, France, and the Barbary Coast in a desperate attempt to find Sarah again. On the way, however, he will discover the most dangerous journey and the greatest gamble of all is within the darkest reaches of his own heart.
 

About Judith James

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Judith James has worked as a legal assistant, trail guide, and counselor. She lives near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
 
Published November 1, 2008 by Medallion Press. 453 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Amanda and James’s science teacher says angels don’t exist, because wing and body ratios are aeronautically impossible, so who is it that they’re hiding in their attic bedroom?

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The extensive historical detail goes a long way, but Sarah and Gabriel's heart-wrenching struggle to keep their love alive is what will really keep readers entranced throughout this epic read.

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Can a highly successful male prostitute and a member of royalty find true love and happiness with each other?

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Lady Sarah Munroe, a beautiful young widow, and her brother, Lord Ross Huntington, traveled from England to France to rescue and bring home their young brother, Jaime, who was missing for five years and discovered to be living at the brothel.

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Sarah can sense the good man at the core of Gabriel, but he is filled with self-loathing and initially tries to shock her by assuming the role of the jaded catamite.

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Format Read: Print Number of Pages: 350 pages Release Date: November 1st 2008 Publisher: Medallion Press Formats Available: Paperback, Ebook Purchasing Info: GoodReads, Amazon, Book Depository.

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