By Judith McNaught
From sweeping ardour to taut suspense, Judith McNaught has entertained thousands with a beautiful array of feelings in 9 remarkable bestsellers. during this cherished vintage, "one of the easiest ever" (Rendezvous), defiant hearts conflict in a livid conflict of wills -- in a wonderful age of chivalry.
kidnapped from her convent institution, headstrong Scottish attractiveness Jennifer Merrick doesn't simply give up to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. referred to as "The Wolf," his very identify moves terror within the hearts of his enemies. yet proud Jennifer may have not anything to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this good-looking rogue who name callings her together with his blazing conceitedness. Boldly she demanding situations his will...until the evening he is taking her in his strong embody, awakening in her an impossible to resist starvation. And by surprise Jennifer reveals herself ensnared in a bewildering web...a seductive, harmful capture of satisfaction, ardour, loyalty, and overwhelming love.
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A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught