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Lady Alexandra Winthrop, the toast of London, is now an Indian captive. She daringly traveled to the Canadian colonies to forget Dominic, the Frenchman who showed her brief rapture--only to disappear and break her heart. Now she is plunged into a world of unimaginable brutality, facing a journey from primeval forests to war-torn Montreal, from a war chief's dark desires to ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 1997 by Pinnacle (first published January 1st 1997)
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Agh! What a story.

Lady Alexandra Winthrop, 'Alix', and Dominic, Marquis de Villiers, met two years ago at a dance. She was a mere seventeen to his ? .

Honestly, I could never figure out how old he was.

Anyways, they met, saw each other again and fell in love. We are talking soul-mates, love-of-my-life, I-will-never-leave-you love. Dominic approached Alix's grandfather, the Duke of Leicester, to ask for her hand in marriage.

He. Was. Told. No. He never returned to Alix. Angry, he left for New Fra
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Usually Jeanette Baker writes about Ireland so I was surprised to find this book among my paperbacks. This story takes place in New France where Quebec now is. since my own ancestors came from New France and the Blackfoot tribe, this was very mesmerizing to me. I found it hard to put down. A noblewoman comes to New France when her sister is widowed. The idea is to take her back home to England but before that can happen they are attacked and abducted by Indians. Unknown to her, her past love fro ...more
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