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So Worth the Effort to Find This Book!
on September 1, 2002
The very beautiful and very feisty Katherine Ralston was banished to London from her home Crestly Park by her very obnoxious uncle. She was afraid that he would sell off her heritage while he disposed of her in London.
Her godparents were delighted to take her under their wing and introduced her to all the right people of the ton - including the notorious "Black Duke of Sommesby", Nicholas Varon, who she insulted on the very first night she met him. HE was surprised to say the least that this petite slip of a girl did not seem impressed with him, nor was she frightened of him either.
Kate's godfather, Neville requested that Nicholas because of his connections, attempt to buy Crestly on the quiet so that when the rightful heir was able to inherit it, in two years time, it wouldn't have been sold off to a stranger. Of course, what Neville failed to let Nicholas know was that Kate was the rightful heir, an omission that caused all sorts of problems. Alas, after many mishaps and misunderstandings - true love will prevail!
This was a darling story. One to enjoy over and over and well worth the effort of locating a copy!