Love's Avenging Heart Author:Patricia Matthews Love's dream.... Hannah wondered if her daydreams and nightly fantasies would ever come true. A captive, near-slave to Silas Quint, her brutal stepfather, she lived in squalor, suffering the indignities of povery and shame. She knew only that she must escape, that must come first. Then to find the man and lover who'd fulfill her dreams. — Hannah'... more »s sordid life with Quint was soon replaced by long hours toiling as an innkeeper's barmaiden ~ literally sold into servitude by her stepfather! It was but the beginning of a wild and tumultuous new phase of life that would test Hannah's very soul.
Her fiery red hair, voluptuous body, and impudently beautiful face would attract men, men of wealth, men of nothing but strength and lust, and she would have to learn to survive amidst their passions and furies. After all, she was only a wench, a body to be owned, used, or bartered.
But Hannah would do more than suvive, she would win. She would overcome the sadistic beatings, the rapes, the reachery, the crushing humiliation of her circumstances. She would discover the all-consuming raptures of passion when love came to free her questing heart.« less