Author: Ciji Ware
Part One Of Two Parts Winner of Romantic Times Award for Best Fictionalized Biography Jane Maxwell was passionate, powerful, and controversial. Wife to one duke, mother to another, a patron of the poet Robert Burns, advisor to King George and the subject of a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Growing up in eighteenth century Scotland, Jane Max...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780553275988
ISBN-10: 0553275984
Publication Date: 2/1/1989
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Publisher: Fanfare
Book Type: Paperback
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This is an awesome book. Starts out a little slow but in the end it is hard to put down. It is based (very loosely) on a historical person, Jane Maxwell. Before I even finished the book I was online trying to find out what really happened to this person after to book ended.

Best friends in childhood, Jane Maxwell and Thomas Fraser wreaked havoc on the cobbled streets of Edinburgh with their juvenile pranks. But years later, when Jane blossoms into a beautiful woman, her feelings for Thomas push beyond the borders of friendship, and he becomes the only man she wants. When Thomas is reportedly killed in the American colonies, the handsome, charismatic Alexander, Duke of Gordon, appeals to a devastated Jane. Believing Thomas is gone forever, Jane hesitantly responds to the Duke, whose passion ignites her blood, even as she rebels at his fierce desire to claim her.

But Thomas Fraser is not dead, and when he returns to find his beloved Jane betrothed to another, he refuses to accept the heartbreaking turn of events. Soon Jane's marriage is swept into a turbulent dance of tender wooing and clashing wills--as Alex seeks truly to make her his, and his alone. . . .
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Very well written historical fiction.
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I very much enjoyed this book.
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An excellent historical romance read.529 pgs