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Jo Beverley

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Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her future husband, Ken Beverley. After graduation, they married on June 24, 1971. She quickly attained a position as a youth employment officer until 1976, working first in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, and then in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire.

In 1976, her scientist husband was invited to do post-doctoral research at Dalhousie University in

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Tomorrow, April 7th, is publication day for Too Dangerous for a Lady. Too Dangerous For a Lady (Company of Rogues, #16) by Jo Beverley Exciting times!

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This was one of my children's favourite read-to books when they were young. Definitely a read aloud, then read again! And we didn't get tired of doing that.
Too Dangerous For a Lady by Jo Beverley
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“She looked at him and smiled. She placed her hand upon his shoulder.
He took her right hand in his left and placed his other at her waist, looking at her as if she were an unexploded bomb.
They began to dance.”
Jo Beverley, The Fortune Hunter

“Face battles when they come, not before.
-Lord Cynric Malloren”
Jo Beverley, My Lady Notorious

“He'd forgotten just how beautiful she was.
She was wearing a plain gown the color of weak, milky tea, largely covered by a black apron. There was a smudge of dirt across her cheek, and her gilded curls were an untamed riot with a cobweb draped across one side.
She was exquisite.”
Jo Beverley, The Fortune Hunter


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