Persuasion by Brenda Joyce

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Amelia Greystone was deeply in love when the Earl of St. Just abruptly ended his courtship and left Cornwall ten years earlier. So she is stunned when Simon returns, recently widowed. Now she must forget the past they shared and his betrayal and console him as any neighbor would. Simon has changed—he is dark and haunted now—but he can still make her reel with a single look. When he offers her the position of housekeeper, Amelia knows she must refuse. But for the sake of his children, she throws all caution to the wind….

A British spy, Simon Grenville is now playing both sides in a time of war, his goal to keep his sons safe. Yet when he is brought face-to-face with the woman he once loved, he realizes nothing about his feelings for Amelia has changed—if anything, they are even stronger. Still, Simon knows he must stay away from Amelia; his life is too dangerous now. But sometimes passion is too strong to be denied….


About Brenda Joyce

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New York Times bestselling romance novelist Brenda Joyce has won a number of awards for her work, including a Best Western Romance award for her debut novel, a Best Historical Romance award, and two lifetime achievement awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews.
Published August 1, 2012 by Harlequin HQN. 397 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Marked for execution in a French prison in 1794, British spy Simon Grenville agrees to pass information to the French in exchange for his freedom.

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I felt that Simon had to be shoved into taking an interest in his children lives, because he was to afraid of what was going with himself to really notice what was going on with others.

Jul 15 2012 | Read Full Review of Persuasion (Hqn)


We think he's a podiatrist,” reads one of the film's typical constructions.) The film thinks it's making some sort of point by allowing characters to spout all manner of racist, homophobic, sexist jokes.

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