No Place for a Lady

No Place for a Lady

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The Napoleonic Wars are changing the face of Europe. The old order has been destroyed, but Napoleon is on the loose again. What and who will emerge the final victors to shape the new world? Lady Janette Dupree wants to go home; to the home her mother longed for as the French revolution tore her country apart. With both parents now dead, she wants to help her brother re-establish their family in Paris. But a bullet through their town house window, made it clear she's not safe yet. Wounded, she must accede to her brother's wishes and return to England; a noble exileagain.American diplomat, Andrew Delong, has his own desperate reasons for being in England. As an envoy of President Madison, he must secure vital trade treaties with England if the shaky new America is to survive as a nation. The War of 1812 has drained the American economy, more than anyone but a few close statesmen know. His nationalistic spirit runs deep and his patriotic heart beats strong; but he is completely distracted when he meets the charming French noblewoman taking up residence with his aunt and uncle, the Duke of Guilworth.The Guilworth's have an elegant summer home in Brighton, but it's not big enough to keep Janette and Andrew apart. As her cousin, the Duchess of Guilworth, begins in earnest to find her an appropriate husband among the English nobility, Janette makes up her mind that she will not marry an English Lord, no matter what her relatives think best for her. All the nobles at the Prince Regent's summer court in Brighton leave her cold. The only remotely interesting male is the American diplomat, and her cousin says he is "taken".When another attempt on her life occurs, Drew realizes that his feelings for Janette are far stronger than friendship and that he must unmask the shadowy assassin before she is harmed. He must also deal with a fiance in Virginia, the girl next door, waiting for him.As her brother struggles in France to find out who wishes to harm them, Janette's feelings for Andrew become much more than friendship and she must decide where her heart lies. Her love for Andrew will take her far away from the homeland she has longed for. Can she keep the promises she made to her dying mother and still build a future for herself? Will she ever see the castle her mother described over and over? And when her brother, Emile, is gravely wounded and disappears in France, her world crumbles. What can she do now? How can she do anything but search for Emile herself? How can she even think of her own happiness? In this world of grief and sadness, is there no place for a lady?show more

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