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The Bartered Heart

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Abandoned by his mother and raised by a tyrannical father, a young rogue vowed long ago to harden his heart against emotion. So when his fortune is lost, he sets his sights on a marriage of convenience and riches. But as he makes his way to the estate of a very eligible young mistress, he finds his route riddled with treacherous bogs, bungling thieves, and a beautiful waif...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Signet
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How do you forgive someone when wounds run deep? For Griffin Darrowby, our hero, the vow he makes years ago keeps his emotions locked away. Then he finds out that he has lost his monies and marriage is his only answer. He finds a woman and just needs to 'woo' her. He doesn't need to commit his love but fate takes place when he is kidnapped by two miscreants. They just happen to be our heroine's brothers.

At first he judges Gates Underhill harshly but Griffin learns of the hardships she has met th...more
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Nancy Butler also writes under her real name, Nancy J. Hajeski.

Nancy Butler has been an Anglophile since she was nineteen, when she traveled to England to see Carnaby Street. (“I blame it on the Beatles!”) Her frequent visits to an American friend living in London have furnished her with enough inspiration to keep writing Regencies well into the new millennium.

Butler resides in northern New Jersey...more
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