What a Woman Desires

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From country girl to actress of the stage, one woman dares to live her dreams—but is she brave enough to open her heart. . .?

Monica Danes always wanted more than the village of Biddlestone had to offer. After a failed courtship to a man of her parents' choosing, she fled for the city of Bath and never looked back. Today, Monica is the undisputed queen of the theater—a wealthy, independent woman. But when she is called home in the wake of tragedy, Monica returns—intending to leave again as soon as possible.

Thomas Ashby has been a groom at the Danes estate since he was a boy—and has been enamored with Monica for almost as long. He knows he isn't a suitable match for his master's daughter, despite the special bond he and Monica have always shared—and their undeniable attraction. But now that she's returned, Thomas has one last chance to prove himself worthy—and to show Monica a life, and a love, she won't want to give up. . .

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About the author

Rachel Brimble lives with her husband and two young daughters in a small town near Bath in the United Kingdom. She is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association and Romance Writers of America. When Rachel isn't writing, you'll find her with her head in a book or walking the beautiful English countryside with her family. Her dream place to live is Bourton-on-the-Water in southwest England. And in the evening? Well, a well-deserved glass of wine is never, ever refused. Readers can visit her website at rachelbrimble.com.
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Publisher
Lyrical Press
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Published on
Jan 5, 2015
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781601832757
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Historical / Victorian
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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Elizabeth Pennington should be the rightful heir of Bath's premier department store through her enterprising schemes and dogged hard work. Her father, Edward Pennington believes his daughter lacks the business acumen to run his empire and is resolute a man will succeed him.

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What readers are saying:

'It was so interesting to read ... I hope Rachel Brimble writes another book about these characters. Highly recommend!' Sharon Brewer, NetGalley.

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