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Winga married Jakor to escape her restrictive home planet, Gaia, which was settled by Earthwomen. The somewhat paranoid governing council of Gaia fears the influence of other planets on the very religious matriarchy of Gaia. Winga wants to experience other ways of life, so she defies her culture and her mother, to marry an offworld man and leave Gaia. Unfortunately, Jakor dies on their honeymoon in what she is told is an accident. She doesn't believe it was. Captain Rifkin Lile is told by his superior officer to marry - or at least pretend to marry -- Winga in order to gain entry to the planet and continue Jakor's investigation of the possibility of drug smuggling on Gaia. Rif doesn't want to marry Winga, Winga doesn't want to marry Rif, but both find it expedient to make the match. Rif and Winga have to work out their relationship, pick their way through enormous cultural differences, figure out exactly what is going on and why, and determine what to do about the discoveries they eventually make about what is really happening on Gaia and why. If their relationship can withstand the strain, they will help make revolutionary changes to society on more

Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 413g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 151469994X
  • 9781514699942

About Susan McDonough

Susan McDonough enjoys throwing her intrepid heroines into unlikely situations: a Victorian woman on a spaceship, a medieval woman kidnapped by a dragon, a woman from a future matriarchy in a forced marriage to a chauvinist playboy, a typical teen as the savior of an alien world. Snail's Pace placed second in a contest by Publishing Online and was published by them in January, 2000. (They subsequently went out-of-business - surely unrelated events.) Arabella's Gift won the Los Angeles Romance Writers' Best Bet for Bestseller, and was to be published by Wordbeams, but they went out of business...oh dear. Eliza's Revenge placed first in the Pacific Northwest Writers' Association genre novel contest. Susan is now working on Lizzie's Laments, as well as a collection of short stories called Ferry Findings, and a children's fantasy titled Cat's Magic. Susan has been writing since grade school. She has tried her hand at children's stories, short stories, romances, historicals, essays, fantasies, mysteries, science fiction, numerous letters to the editor and a blog called Renaissance Woman Susan has been a burger tosser, customer service rep, ad taker, curriculum developer, parent, teacher, reader and gardener. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with two cats and one husband. http: // more

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