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My Dear One

April 2018

1912 – An English debutante on the run from an arranged marriage, a widowed Texas cattle rancher whose scarred heart is only outmatched by his conscience, and a love that defies all expectation…

She wants for nothing—except the right to choose …

The eldest daughter of an English earl, Lady Dianna Marshall understands duty and sacrifice. But when her father informs her he’s arranged for her to wed to an elderly duke of questionable morals, she takes a bold step—and pays a heavy price. Forced to flee England before her shameful secret becomes obvious, Dianna sails for America accompanied by a young couple who’ve offered her sanctuary in exchange for her unborn child. But when the ship sinks, taking her benefactor and his fortune with it, Dianna lands on foreign shores, destitute and desperate.

Widowed Texas cattle rancher, Jake Douglas, understands sacrifice. And loss. He has the scars on his heart, and a lingering regret, to prove it. That’s why he’ll never remarry. But when the Titanic sinks, and his cousin’s penniless widow washes up in New York harbouring a pregnant woman on the run from a forced marriage, he does the only thing his conscience will allow.

From the gilded halls of upper-crust England to the windswept Texas panhandle, and gritty streets of turn-of-the-20th-century New York City, Dianna and Jake battle fate, family, and a society that continues to deny women their independence. They also find love. Love shattered when long-held secrets surface close to home, and longer-held traditions reach out from across the Atlantic. It will take a nun breaking her vow of silence to give Dianna and Jake a second chance at love—this time as a family. Will they take it, or will a wilful society, and powerful history of tradition, make their choice for them?

A novel of empowerment and forgiveness, redemption and second chances…

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Praise for My Dear One:  

5.0 out of 5 stars Recommend

August 10, 2018

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I recently purchased and read this book. My first Historical Romance & I was pleasantly surprised. I identified easily with the characters and found the story moved forward at a good pace.
 
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book

July 28, 2018

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This is such a beautiful story. Well written and heartfelt. Highly recommend.
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
May 28, 2018

 

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I loved this book, great characters and many exciting plot twists! Can’t wait for the next one in this series.
 

July 23, 2018

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I recommend this book. I enjoyed it so much! It is a wonderful story with many twist and turns! Beautifully written!
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read – well written, intriguing from the start

July 16, 2018

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Loved it! Bought the paperback, couldn’t put it down.
 

July 5, 2018

Format: Kindle Edition
Very much enjoyed, can’t wait for the book

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