The Longest Pleasure

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"Now hatred is by far the longest pleasure. Men love in haste but they detest at Leisure." Lord Byron In this thrilling contemporary romantic suspense by author Margaret Blake, Viola is hiding her true identity but the man who hates her is on her trail. Strange things are happening. Her life is unraveling and there is little she can do about it. Viola has lived in fear and deceit but then Jed tries to make her see life doesn't have to be like that. Can she believe him when his family is involved with the man determined to ruin her?
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About the author

Margaret Blake was born in Manchester. She has been married to John for thirty three years. Margaret has one son, a beautiful daughter in law and three grandchildren. She lived in New York for a couple of years then returned to England to be near her parents. After careers in various fields, she began writing seriously in l978 and has since published 7 historical romances and 4 contemporary romances. She has also published an historical romance with an Internet book publisher. In the late eighties she worked as a Lecturer and Teacher after gaining an honours degree while in her forties. She is a strong advocate of the message “It is never too late!”
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Mar 1, 2012
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Pages
238
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ISBN
9781611602371
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Romance / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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