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The American Bride

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She was thrown into the arms of a stranger at sea and another one on land.

It was on a storm-tossed Atlantic crossing that young American Abigail Dawson found herself clinging for more than life to Charles Lydiard, the handsome Englishman supposedly tutoring her in proper behavior. Only with the greatest difficulty did Abigail manage to suppress the decidedly improper impul
Paperback, 218 pages
Published September 6th 1983 by Signet (first published September 1983)
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Abigail Dawson is young, beautiful and betrothed to an English rake who lacks money but has a title. Her American father is a "bedazzled American tradesman" who holds "the aristocracy of the mother country in absolute awe." Wanting the best for his daughter he arranges the marriage thinking that what he is doing is for the best. Abby is too naive to know any different.

Her father has put his daughter in the charge of Charles Lydiard, a former employee and someone he trusts explicitly. Before leav
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