Smuggler's Bride by Darlene Marshall

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Julia Cooper has a secret that could cost her her life. She's really Lady Julia Anne Sanders Delerue, and she's investigating who's using Delerue-Sanders Shipping to smuggle contraband into frontier Florida. But when her disguise as a cleaning woman at her uncle's tavern gets her kidnapped and taken deep into the pine woods, she has to think fast to stay alive—while asking herself, who would kidnap a cleaning woman?

Rand Washburn has a secret that could cost Julia Cooper her life. When two pea-brains dump an Englishwoman at his farm while he's recovering from yellow fever, he has to figure out how to get rid of her before she finds out he's sitting on top of the biggest smuggling operation ever seen in Territorial Florida.

Julia's following in the footsteps of her parents, who put an end to the career of a notorious brigand in Pirate's Price. If she ever wants to make it home to England in one piece, she's going to have to think fast to keep Washburn and his cronies from burying her deep in the back woods, even if it means marrying that handsome scoundrel at gunpoint. Can Rand convince Julia that she's destined to be the smuggler's bride, or is he going to have to make sure she's not able to tell anyone—ever—about what he's up to along the Florida coast?

Genres: Romance / Historical Romance


About Darlene Marshall

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Darlene Marshall writes award winning stories of romance and adventure, featuring pirates, privateers, smugglers and the occasional possum. On sale now--Castaway Dreams in ebook and print. Sea Change was a finalist for the 2012 Golden Quill Award for Regency romances, and placed in the FCRW Beacon competition. Other awards for Marshall's romances include the FCRW Beacon for The Bride and the Buccaneer, the Eppie for Historical Romance for Captain Sinister's Lady and Pirate's Price, and placing in the Lories awards for Smuggler's Bride. Her books are available in print, ebook format, Kindle editions, and also in German and Estonian editions. Marshall lives in North Florida, is a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and loves being a writer because her work wardrobe is shorts, sandals and tropical shirts with flamingos. The best days are when she puts the convertible top down and cruises over to the beach to do research.
Published February 8, 2005 by LTDBooks. 230 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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