By Virginia Henley
Ny instances bestselling writer Virginia Henley brings her trademark ardour, energy, and steamy sensuality to this amazing paintings of romance fiction–an unforgettable story of a headstrong Englishwoman kidnapped by means of a Scotsman looking passionate revenge....
Raven Carleton is each inch the English girl. yet in this wonderful morning, as she gallops alongside the seacoast, Raven is considering her freedom, now not her impending betrothal to aristocratic Christopher Dacre. without warning Raven is pressured to attract rein whilst a guy seems to be at once in her course. Silhouetted opposed to the predawn sky, he's magnificent–a darkly strong stranger who will regulate the process her life.
When Scotsman Heath Kennedy first glimpses Raven Carleton, he sees a creature of such endless loveliness, she takes his breath away. yet in a land divided, Raven is ready to develop into a pawn within the sour border wars among England and Scotland. kidnapped through Heath and held for ransom, Raven reveals herself interested in him in methods she by no means can have imagined...and Heath is totally beguiled through his headstrong captive. Risking the wrath of 2 nation-states, the Scotsman does the unthinkable: He bargains Raven her freedom. He asks just one factor in go back.
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Title. 92舒dc22ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ2010033472 ISBN 978-1-4391-5278-2 ISBN 978-1-4391-9934-3 (ebook) For Kim Wilkins, who encouraged me to start; and Darin Patterson, who was with me to the last full stop CONTENTS Š PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE Acknowledgments Hush 舰 Can you hear him? The trees can. They are the first to know that he is coming. Listen! The trees of the deep, dark wood, shivering and jittering their leaves like papery hulls of beaten silver; the sly wind, snaking through their tops, whispering that soon it will begin.
Before her eyes, he changes. She sees through the layers of mud, through the generations of darkness and rage and sorrow, to the human face beneath. A young man舗s face. A forgotten face. A face of such longing and sadness and beauty; and she reaches, unthinking, to unlock the window. To bring him in from the rain. Raymond Blythe, The True History of the Mud Man, Prologue PART ONE Š A LOST LETTER FINDS ITS WAY Š 1992 IT started with a letter. A letter that had been lost a long time, waiting out half a century in a forgotten postal bag in the dim attic of a nondescript house in Bermondsey.
The first child of Robert and Athena Blythe, he was named for his paternal grandfather, whose fortune was made in the goldfields of Canada. Raymond was the eldest of four brothers, the youngest of whom, Timothy, died tragically during a violent storm in 1876. Athena Blythe, a poetess of some note, was heartbroken by her youngest son舗s death and is said to have descended, soon after the boy was laid to rest, into a black depression from which there would be no return.