By Any Means

By Any Means

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A binding contract...five determined nuns...and a runaway French beauty -- Riverboat gambler, Brennen Benedict has just been dealt a full house, and his queen of hearts holds all the cards.

With the Mississippi River his playground, ex-Confederate Cavalry Captain now affluent gambler, BRENNEN BENEDICT lives life by his own rules - until a winning hand saddles him with the deed to a ramshackle Kentucky plantation. Refusing to be tied down, his quick sale is thwarted by Ursuline nuns who hold a lien on the property. To satisfy this obligation and rid himself of the burden, Brennen is forced to fulfill a contract made by the previous owner and provide the nuns with bricks for their new orphanage from a kiln on his property. Annoyed and unable to hornswoggle himself out of this mess, Brennen agrees to the sly Mother Superior's terms, as well as allowing one of her 'nun's' to oversee his brickmaking progress until the commitment is fulfilled.

Charged with a murder she did not commit, French-born beauty ANNABELLE SWAN is forced to flee Philadelphia. Offered safeguard by the kind-hearted Ursulines of St. Joseph, she disguises herself in their black-and-white garb and travels with them to Kentucky. Her plans to keep a low profile are shattered when the abbess assigns her to oversee the brickmaker's progress. Frustrated by the turn of events, she struggles with her ever-growing fascination for the wicked rogue who represents everything she despises in life.

From the first moment they met, Brennen is suspicious of Annabelle - for the captivating minx with soft, womanly curves and a worldly attitude is like no other nun he's ever known. Soon her true identity is revealed, and they're swept into a fiery passion...that is, until Annabelle's greatest secret is unknowingly exposed. Can Brennen win the most-important game he's ever played to save his little minx? Or will the gamble cost Annabelle her life?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 23mm | 503g
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0997657391
  • 9780997657395
  • 2,157,648

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"Cindy Nord reminds me of the great Layvrle Spencer. With her devotion to detail, authenticity, and memorable characters, she stands out from the crowd." Deborah Smith, New York Times Bestselling Author and Editor

"You'll savor every ounce of passion, adventure, and transformation in Cindy Nord's exquisite debut novel. I didn't want it to end!" Cynthia Wright, Romantic Times and Affaire de Coeur multiple award winner on No Greater Glory

"No Greater Glory is a powerful, well-crafted Civil War era novel of complex emotions and beautifully drawn characters that explores the inherent risks of falling in love with one's enemy." Laura Taylor, multiple Romantic Times Award winner

"The love scenes are steamy yet tender. Recommended for anyone who enjoys historical romance, as well as those who would find appeal in a steamier Gone with the Wind." Library Journal on No Greater Glory

"Maybe it is the historical aspect of this novel that made me enjoy it as much as I have or maybe it's the fact that Nord knows how to pen a proper and adventurous western, either way this book is certainly one to read!" Night Owl Reviews on With Open Arms

"Nord's With Open Arms...has lots of chemistry between Callie and Jackson no matter how much they try to fight it. I look forward to reading the rest of the series when the books come out." Romance Junkies
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66 ratings
4.18 out of 5 stars
5 45% (30)
4 33% (22)
3 17% (11)
2 3% (2)
1 2% (1)
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