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Far from home, she faced
the oncoming war
between England and France—
and within herself,
the stirring of temptation and
the longing to be free.
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Margaret Roberge is heir to her Huguenot family’s business—the importing of Irish linen and damask. A suitor from Boston’s Better Sort makes it important for her father to deed the company to her now, before she marries. As a result, Margaret sets sail for Ireland and England, to meet the company’s business connections prior to assuming ownership.
But she is overtaken by stormy seas and rescued by French sailors out of Fort Louisbourg, north of Nova Scotia. There Margaret discovers a war no one in Boston even knows about, and finds herself hostage, to be used in trade for a French prisoner held by the English at a border installation. She will be taken there by Marc Duval, a man of mixed ancestry, a man determined to liberate Acadia—Nova Scotia—from Britain. He has nothing but distain for England and for the hostage—well, almost nothing . . . .
“Even looking as you do, Mademoiselle,” he sneered, “we are all aware of your charms.”
Although aching and stiff, she rose and straightened her shoulders. “I do not need the compliments of a half-breed,” she said in the coldest voice she could contrive.
From this inauspicious start arose passion and, for Margaret, freedom from the limitations and constraints of 1750 New England. For Duval, the discovery of love that cannot, and will not, be denied. Putting aside all obstacles, they dare to devise a plan that will grant them a future together, and wait for the right time to launch it. The scheme will work—they know it will work! If war does not destroy it—or them.
She hid behind the
pretense of nobility, but she
could not hide from the
man she loved.
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Boston, 1765. Unrest is in the air.
A new tax has been imposed without colonial consent or representation. An underground resistance movement led by Sam Adams is picking up momentum. But Elizabeth Durham is too troubled to care. She believes she has killed a man. If he is dead, he deserves it, for he has violated her—but she dare not wait to find out. Instead, she will hide in the new world and find work there.
Squire John Rawlings, a Boston merchant, helps by taking her to his native village, hoping she will be able to teach at the town’s school. On the day of their arrival, they find a crowd waiting to watch a public flogging. The culprit is Squire John’s youngest brother, Benjamin, who has been caught in the act of fornication with a married woman.
When she sees him, Elizabeth is stunned. Handsome, utterly unrepentant, Ben Rawlings waits fearlessly for his punishment to begin. As he looks out over the crowd, his eyes meet hers and there is a quickening deep, deep within her. And so it begins…
When a new tax is devised by Parliament, collected by corrupt commissioners, enforced by a warship, and then by His Majesty’s army, the colonists are in turmoil. The Royalists struggle to prevail against them; Sam Adams and his group continue to undermine their power, and Elizabeth is caught in the middle. Between politics and the threat of war and the law itself, she and Ben Rawlings are hopelessly star crossed. But not defeated.
The British believe
these followers of Sam Adams
are disloyal. But the rebels know that their rights
are in danger—both from the king
and from a source known only to themselves . . .
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Sam Adams was trouble. He’d been trouble for a long time, and the Royal Governors were sick of him. American Agents in London could hardly believe the audacious political positions he took. Parliament was flabbergasted when his fellow citizens supported him.
Well, some of them. In fact, by the time the first guns of American Revolution were heard, only a third of the population wanted to separate from England. But they believed in separation strongly, and their leaders willingly put their names on the Declaration of Independence, knowing that, if the rebels did not win, they were signing their own death warrants.
And there were yet other Americans who had plans not even Sam Adams knew about—plans that would make the wealth of the colonies theirs without a shot being fired. They were poised and ready long before the rebels were united, and with assistance from a bemused British nobility, stood ready and able to take over Colonial government for their own gain.
Who of these were the traitors?