Hostage Bride Author:Jane Feather "Brides" trilogy in which three unconventional young woemen vow they will never marry--only to be overtaken by destiny. Bride #1 is the outspoken Portia---It's bad enough that 17-year-old Portia Worth is aken in by her uncle, the marquis of Granville, after her father dies. As the bastard niece, Portia know she can expect little beyond a roof ... more »over her head and a place at that table.
But it truly adds insult to injury when the Granvilles' archenemy, the outlaw Rufus Decatur, hatches a scheme to abduct the marquis's daughter--only to kidnap Portia by accident.
Portia, who posesses more than a streak of independence as well as a talent for resistance, does not take kindly to being abducted--mistakenly or otherwise.
Decatur will soon find himself facing the challenge of his life, both on the battlefield and in the bedroom, as he contends with this misfit of a girl who has the audacity to believe herself the equal of any man....« less