Sold into slavery by men who were supposed to kill her, Angelia Gualtiero must now convince the man who purchased her to help her. Lia would do anything to save her little brother from her murderous aunt, even marry a man she knows wants nothing more than use of her body.
Marcus Renfield Halden, Ninth Duke of Caversham, needs an heir to secure his legacy and the futures of his young sisters from a desperate cousin whom he suspects of targeting him in pursuit of the title and fortune. When he sees a woman running from her guard in a market in Tangier, he is at first captivated by her beauty. After Ren learns her story, he's in awe of her bravery. He then makes Lia an offer she cannot refuse.
Her brother for an heir.
What neither expected was to fall in love.
2019 HOLT Medallion Winner for Best Book by a Virginia Author, Sandy Raven, lives in the middle-of-nowhere Virginia. While she loves the rural life, she has one gripe… the temperamental satellite internet has gotten only marginally better (and even THAT is depending on who you ask!)
Her kids are grown and gone—the eldest is now married to her college sweetheart and they have given Sandy her very first grandson; and D2 has now fled the barn apartment in the county with one traffic light for the biggest city in the U.S. So Sandy’s living the empty-nester life now with a barn full of animals who don’t complain about her odd hours, and she’s hoping this will allow her to write more.
Home is still that same small farmhouse that needs renovating again because the last reno was done way before shiplap became a thing. But now that she’s not paying a college tuition, this might get done in the next decade!
Sandy’s a member of Novelists, Inc. and the Romance Writers of America, where she is a member of the Virginia Romance Writers chapter. Second to writing is her love for her animals. Sandy’s barn is populated with an ever-changing number of cats and dogs, and her remaining horses. She practices natural horsemanship and while she doesn’t ride nearly as much as she used to, she has been known to occasionally throw a leg over and ride her favorite boy around to ‘check fences.’ with her favorite dog following along.
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