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The Cornish Heiress (Heiress #2)

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Megaera's father sold her in marriage at fifteen to Edward Devoran. Edward's extravagance mortgaged her estates and induced him to join a band of smugglers. Meg paid the interest by selling her jewels and when they were gone-Edward was gone too, murdered by his partner Black Bart. Meg became the smuggler Red Meg, took Edward's place and Edward's profits and kept paying her ...more
Paperback, 499 pages
Published September 28th 1981 by Dell Publishing Company (first published September 1981)
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Gellis is at her "explainatory" worst in this one. More on the above statement later. This book, the second in Gellis' English Heiress trilogy continues the story of the St. Eyre family begun in The English Heiress as Roger's son Phillip (who speaks French like a native) is sent by the English government to ascertain the size and condition of Napoleon's Navy. Phillip plans to sneak into France aboard the ship belonging to Roger's long time friend Pierre who is a smuggler by trade. Whilst waiting ...more
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Jan 04, 2014 Natalya rated it really liked it
My first by Gellis and I loved her style, lots of historical insight, heavy emotional load, spunky heroine who is daring and adventurous, yet still vulnerably female. Lots of vivid secondary characters. The baddy plot was a bit silly and the highborn confusion overdone, but overall it's a delightful read, one of those that makes u wonder what will happen next when you are forced away from it. Reminded me of other fun adventure reads - outlander by gabaldon, pale moon rider and straight for the h ...more
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Dec 24, 2014 Jennifer rated it liked it
I really like this author, which was the only reason I didn't abandon the book a third of the way through. I liked Meg and Philip's relationship, but the rest was lacking.
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Apr 13, 2013 Diana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely loved it. Roberta Gellis is my all time favorite historical romance author. I'm so happy to get this in kindle edition. I've read it more than once in print edition. Loved the whole series.
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Roberta Gellis has been one of the most successful writers of historical fiction of the last few decades, having published about 25 meticulously researched historical novels since 1964. She has been married to her husband Charles for over 50 years and they live together in Lafayette, Indiana with a lively Lakeland terrier called Taffy. She has one child called Mark.

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