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Love Alters Not (The Golden Chronicles #4)

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She never dreamed being a traitor would endanger her life and her heart. Impetuous Dimity Cranford bravely sets out to rescue her wounded friend by delivering a crucial cypher to his fellow Jacobite sympathizers. But her midnight coach is overturned and she is forced into a bold deception to avoid questioning. Masquerading as Mrs. Catherine Deene, the guardian of a young b ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 30th 1989 by Fawcett (first published 1987)
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Ana T.
Feb 11, 2011 Ana T. rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2010
Patricia Veryan is an author I keep hearing good things about but I have found it difficult to find her books. When I did find this one I decided to sit and read it. I did like it a lot but since I realised this is part of a series I'm wondering if I should have waited till I had the others to read them in order.

Dimity is a fun, a bit too daring heroine. While trying to carry on a secret mission she finds herself at Sir Anthony Farrar estate pretending to be the aunt of a 6 year boy, claiming t
Apr 26, 2015 Anne rated it it was amazing
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My favorite of Patricia Veryan's books! Her trademark humor shines brightly but there is also plenty of deeply emotional drama as well that will bring you to tears. The heroine is plucky and brave but not in a brash way: she simply takes what she is given and courageously works with it to accomplish her mission. She is also compassionate and sensitive, seeing in the not-very-heroic hero the man he truly is and that no-one else sees. For his part, the hero quietly lives out his principles in spit ...more
Jun 26, 2009 seton marked it as tbr-deadtree
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Sep 12, 2014 Tami (synchro from BL) rated it it was amazing
I loved this.

One of my all-time-favourites. It has humor, heart-ache, and two very engaging main characters. I liked the heroine, she had spunk and was sweet at the same time. The hero was one of the most attractive ones in romance novels - at least for me. Strong, but vulnerable. Honourable and funny.

Just loved it.
Sep 10, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing
I have to give this five stars because this was the first-ever romance novel that I really loved and reread until it was falling apart.
Apr 14, 2009 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Will it work out to a happy ending or will it be one of those tragic ends? I won't give anything away, but reading this story is an enjoyable effort. Tragedy and comedy are both on display. One scene having to do with a bath, a kitten, and a house tour is quite hysterical. However, there are scenes of knee pounding frustration as well. All of it is quite engaging.
Jul 07, 2011 Lidia rated it really liked it
I am not a big fan of romance novels because they all seem to be saturated with a bunch of naughty adjective/noun combinations which are unnecessary and add little to the plot. This book however, was sweet, funny, innocent, refreshing even. Definitely recommend!
Oct 20, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing
What can I say? Ms. Veryan has done it again. A book that proves the adage that first impressions are not always correct. Filled with love and excitement, it promises to be another masterpiece by this wonderful author. I heartily recommend it.
Dec 18, 2015 Perhapsme rated it it was amazing
One of my FAVORITE books by Veryan.

Adventurous historical fiction which tugs at your heart and has you exploding with laughter.
Jun 10, 2010 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This plot was so cute. The whole book I was wondering how this could end happily and I was not disappointed.
Mar 05, 2009 Marie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: emily - if you haven't read it already!
Shelves: fiction, british, lurve
So many parts of this book made me laugh out loud! Dimity was a darling, and her "nephew" an adorable handful.
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Jun 28, 2010 Tressa (Wishful Endings) rated it it was amazing
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One of my favorites of the series.
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Patricia Veryan was born in London and moved to the United States after the Second World War; she now lives on the West Coast and is the author of many historical novels.
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Other Books in the Series

The Golden Chronicles (6 books)
  • Practice to Deceive (The Golden Chronicles, #1)
  • Journey to Enchantment (The Golden Chronicles, #2)
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