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Playing the Jack by Mary Brown
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Nov 03, 08

Recommended for: lovers of Outlander by D. Gabaldon
Read in October, 2008

I'm deleting my review and pasting this perfect description from amazon reader, Lisa Jensen:

Mary Brown's vivid and ripping romantic adventure has justifiably become a cult favorite among thinking women everywhere. In rural England of the early Napoleonic era, teenage runaway Zoe, disguised as a boy, is discovered in a ditch by a ragged troupe of traveling performers. Taken in and educated in stagecraft, cunning, and the school of life, eager young Zoe is spellbound by the troupe's leader—wily, enigmatic, flamboyant Jack, a complex, and conflicted man at war with himself who harbors as many secrets as Zoe herself. From the rollicking start of their relationship on the road, Zoe evolves through a few more incarnations (including boudoir seductress), while the oh-so-fallible, yet noble-hearted Jack drops a few masks of his own, on their way to a climax full of skullduggery and redemption. Lively dialogue, deeply faceted characters who never stop growing, and a riveting pas de deux between well-matched romantic partners make this an unforgettable classic.

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Lisa Jensen Gee, thanks, Nyla! I couldn't have said it better myself! I'm glad you enjoyed this book as much as I did.
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