Penniless and alone, Octavia Hadley accepted a governess position that took her to faraway Russia. Now she and her young charge are caught up in Napoleon’s invasion of Moscow.
Fleeing for their lives, the pair embark on a perilous trek northward, and to Octavia's dismay, the only way to reach the safety of St. Petersburg is to join forces with a roguish Englishman and his young nephew.
With the French army at her back and safety miles and miles ahead, the greatest danger just might be Alex Sheffield and the passion sparking between them.
Awards: RWA RITA Finalist, 2002
REVIEWS: "...exciting adventure and an entertaining romance. A real page turner." ~The Romance Reader
LESSONS IN LOVE, in series order The Defiant Governess Second Chances The Storybook Hero Also by Andrea Pickens... DANGEROUS LIAISONS SERIES, in order A Diamond in the Rough Sweeter Than Sin Devil May Care
INTREPID HEROINES SERIES, in order Code of Honor The Hired Hero A Stroke of Luck Pistols at Dawn
SCANDALOUS SECRETS SERIES, in order The Banished Bride Lady of Letters The Major's Mistake
About the author
Andrea Pickens created her first book at the age of five—a neatly penciled story about cowboys—however she has since moved on from Westerns to writing about Regency England, a time and place that has captured her imagination ever since she opened the covers of Pride and Prejudice.
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