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<strong>"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times</strong><p><em>DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.</em></p><p>Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.</p><p>But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.</p><p><strong>Frenchman's Creek</strong>is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.</p>
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<strong>"Highly personalized adventure, ultra-romantic mood, and skillful storytelling." —New York Times</strong><p><em>DAPHNE DU MAURIER'S LOST CLASSIC; AN ELECTRIFYING TALE OF LOVE AND SCANDAL ON THE HIGH SEAS.</em></p><p>Jaded by the numbing politeness of Restoration London, Lady Dona St. Columb revolts against high society. She rides into the countryside, guided only by her restlessness and her longing to escape.</p><p>But when chance leads her to meet a French pirate, hidden within Cornwall's shadowy forests, Dona discovers that her passions and thirst for adventure have never been more aroused. Together, they embark upon a quest rife with danger and glory, one which bestows upon Dona the ultimate choice: sacrifice her lover to certain death or risk her own life to save him.</p><p><strong>Frenchman's Creek</strong>is the breathtaking story of a woman searching for love and adventure who embraces the dangerous life of a fugitive on the seas.</p>
Product Details
Paperback (288 pages)
Published: March 1, 2009
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
Imprint: Sourcebooks Landmark
ISBN: 9781402217104
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