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An esteemed astronomer, Alex Christie, the eldest and most steadfast of the Christie siblings, has never possessed his late father's ruthless business drive. But to protect his frail infant son from his cruel father-in-law's bid for custody, the young widower must undertake Sir William Christie's posthumous million-dollar challenge: to make a Glasgow cotton mill profitable. At sea in an industrial world of sabotage and union agitation, Alex meets Polly Gowan, daughter of a famed union leader, who hopes to seize a mysterious saboteur without involving the police. Because a sympathetic mill master would aid her cause, Polly becomes Alex's guide to urban Scotland. From soccer games to pub brawls, Alex sees another side of life, and feels free for the first time to reveal the man--vital and strong--behind his intellectual exterior. Polly is utterly seduced. Their ambitions, however, remain at odds: Alex vows to earn the mill bonus to save his child, while Polly fights for the needs of her people. Is there strength enough in their sparkling passion to bind them together in their quests-- and in a lasting love that conquers all?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 395 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 36mm | 204.12g
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1451616392
  • 9781451616392
  • 563,253

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"With its powerful conflict and innovative plot twists, Lofty's second Christie novel is mesmerizing. Her strong, three-dimensional characters' palpable emotions touch readers on many levels while the engrossing story captivates. Watch Lofty's star rise." --"RT Book Reviews "(nominated for a Seal of Excellence)show more

About Carrie Lofty

Since earning her master's degree in history, Carrie Lofty has been devoted to writing romance. Active with the Chicago North and Wisconsin RWA chapters, she also founded Unusual Historicals, the multi-author blog she founded in 2006 to celebrate romances set in unusual times and places. Carrie lives north of Chicago with her husband and two more

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4 43% (60)
3 25% (34)
2 10% (14)
1 2% (3)
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