The Bartered Bride by Mary Jo Putney

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After building a fortune in the exotic East, American adventurer and merchant prince Gavin Elliott sets his sails for London to begin a new life. Then fate intervenes on an infamous island in the East Indies where a European woman faces degradation and peril. Though saving her may cost Gavin his life, he cannot refuse to help the fierce beauty who touches his heart and soul with her indomitable spirit.

Alexandra Warren is returning home from Australia as a widow and mother when a pirate attack condemns her to a life of servitude. A miracle arrives in the form of a steely-eyed Yankee captain, whose reckless courage wins them freedom and a safe passage home to London. Intimate strangers joined by too many secrets, they slowly begin to heal the past with attraction and tenderness—until an old enemy reaches out to threaten the passionate love Gavin has found with his irresistible bartered bride.

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About Mary Jo Putney

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney is a graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in eighteenth-century literature and industrial design. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including two Romance Writers of America RITA awards and four consecutive Golden Leaf awards for Best Historical Romance. The author of twenty-six novels, Ms. Putney lives near Baltimore, Maryland.
Published May 30, 2006 by Ballantine Books. 432 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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But first, captain Gavin Elliot negotiates for her release from the wicked Sultan of the imaginary island of Muradi.

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After a series of trials (including wrestling a giant lizard), Gavin is allowed to bring Alexandra back to England, but their worst problems are not yet behind them.

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The last task in Gavin's contest with Kasan puts Gavin and Alex together in a painful situation that jeopardizes the fragile trust that is building between them.

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The author's portrayal of Alex and Gavin gives the reader a crystal clear view into their souls-Gavin's honorable fight against his attraction to Alex and Alex's reluctance to recognize her feelings of desire for Gavin.

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I doubt many readers will have dry eyes as they read what Alex endured and I totally adored Gavin for his care of Alex.

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