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A True Lady

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Cristabel is a rare jewel for any man. In a hasty ceremony, her father marries her to a nobleman, making her Lady Cristabel Snow--a true lady. Yet Cristabel has a scheme, for she has vowed never to surrender to any man. But when her reluctant husband reveals a secret of his own, Cristabel is drawn into the arms of a man she will not--dare not--love.
Paperback, 296 pages
Published September 21st 1996 by Pocket Books (first published November 1st 1995)
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Kathy
Jan 14, 2014 Kathy rated it it was amazing
A True Lady could have been a disaster for me. I mean there's Cristabel Stew with "sunset hair and flashing mocha eyes", and there's Magnus Titus Snow, the tall, dark and handsome aristocrat who is resolved not to fall in love and marry any time soon. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? But this book is a good example of how a talented writer can take those overused stereotypes and flip them into characters I fall in love with and end up reading a surprisingly good book. That's what Edith Layton did ...more
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A surprisingly delightful story. Over-the-top pirates, villains and good guys, a crazy plot, including the heroine getting "married" to the same guy three times, but nevertheless - a non-stop highly enjoyable read. I'm surprised that this book is so little-known compared to other stories by the same author which I enjoyed a lot less.
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Edith Layton wrote her first novel when she was ten. She bought a marbleized notebook and set out to write a story that would fit between its covers. Now, an award-winning author with more than thirty novels and numerous novellas to her credit, her criteria have changed. The story has to fit the reader as well as between the covers.

Graduating from Hunter College in New York City with a degree in c
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