Island of the Swans by Ciji Ware

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Re-issued in its original full length, this acclaimed and bestselling romantic historical novel by award-winning author Ciji Ware tells the true story of passionate and flamboyant Jane Maxwell, the 4th Duchess of Gordon (1749-1812). In love since childhood with Thomas Fraser, when she hears that he's been killed in America, she marries the Duke of Gordon with disastrous results. But Fraser, very much alive, returns to England to claim her love.


In addition to telling a heart-wrenching love story, Island of the Swans also paints a fascinating portrait of a powerful and controversial woman and the tumultuous era in which she lived. Patroness of poet Robert Burns, advisor to King George, painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Jane Maxwell was a towering figure in her own time and is an unforgettable heroine.

 

About Ciji Ware

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Ciji Ware has been an Emmy-award winning television producer, reporter, writer, and radio host. A Harvard graduate, she has written numerous historical and romance novels as well as non-fiction. When she's not writing, Ciji is a Scottish history and dancing aficionado. She lives with her husband in San Francisco.
 
Published February 1, 2010 by Sourcebooks Landmark. 595 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Island of the Swans is an emotionally enveloping story that will tug at your heart with each page turned.

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Jane and Thomas slowly fell in love and made plans to be together, however Jane's mother has other plans for her beautiful daughter.

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