If Only by Debra Cowen

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All she wanted was his love...

She shot his hat off before she recognized the man she'd known as a child, returned from the War Between the States.  Elise Worthen had just buried a deadly secret.  She couldn't afford to let her guard down, not even for Jared Kensington, whose jade eyes consumed her--and saw too much.  She hungered for Jared with a fierce, deep longing that drove her recklessly into his arms even as she lied to his face.  What would he say if he knew she'd committed murder? She couldn't reveal the truth, no matter what the price.

All he wanted was the truth...

It was strictly business when Jared Kensington returned to Virginia to investigate the disappearance of a colleague and a fortune in stolen federal cash.  But Elise Worthen almost banished his mission from his mind--until she paid off a lien on her home with suspect bills.  By then it was too late to turn back.  He was trapped between suspicion and desire, forced to choose between his honor--and his heart...

About Debra Cowen

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\Born in the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains, Debra Cowan still resides in her native Oklahoma with her husband.  A descendant of a long line of schoolteachers, Debra planned to follow family tradition until she put pen to paper and wrote her first story.  There was no going back.  She has written both contemporary romances and is currently working on her next historical for Dell.
Published August 11, 1997 by Dell. 400 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When her brother's old friend Jared Kensington returns from the war, she thinks she has an ally but doesn't realize that Jared is on assignment from the U.S. Treasury Department, tracking an ex-agent: the very man she murdered.

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