In the Turkish Court of her stepfather, Brittany Sinclair was known as the daughter of the English Rose, that legendary beauty who had stolen Lord Simijin's heart. Raised between two worlds - the proper English ways of her mother and the exotic sensuality of the harem - Brittany had always been pampered and cherished. But now that she'd caught the eye of the sultan himself, only desperate measures could keep her safe. Captain Thorn Stoddard was her last hope. As the handsome American's ship was about to sail, Brittany hid belowdecks, certain his anger would be easier to bear than the sultan's lechery. How was she to know she had put herself at the mercy of a man whose searing blue eyes would brand her innocent flesh with passion's first fires even as his kiss tempted her to sample all that was forbidden?
*** A wodnerful love story.
Set in the late 18th century
Daughter of an English lady and a Turkish sultan, and an English sea captin/lord.
This story is about a beautiful young girl who is raised in Turkey. Her mother is the wife of the Vizer and she is known as the English Rose. When the cruel new Sultan sees Brittany her stepfather arranges for her to be hidden on a ship where she pretends to have been part of a harem. She has her faithful eunuch as bodyguard. The Captain of the ship, Thorn Stoddard, despises Brittany for being part of the harem and using her beauty and body to get through life. The Sultan send men after Brittany and she eventually makes it to South Carolina. She is too naive to understand the world and Thorn marries her to protect her. Thorn has his own problems with his father dying and he had a past with his stepmother. His stepmother and the Sultan try to break them apart but can Brittany and Thorn admit their feelings for each other or will Brittany return to Turkey with her mother and stepfather.