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The Forbidden Lady: (Originally published under the title FOR LOVE OR COUNTRY) [Kindle Edition]

Kerrelyn Sparks
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Before New York Times bestselling author Kerrelyn Sparks created a world of vampires, there was another world of spies and romance . . .

Virginia Munro could not believe her ears. This bewigged, bejeweled, and bedeviling man was trying to buy her? As if she were some trollop on the Boston docks?

Before she's fully able to give in to her outrage, the fop moves on—and Virginia refuses to spare him another thought.

But Quincy Stanton is not what he seems. By day, he poses as a carefree Loyalist with an army of wigs and a wardrobe that favors lavender. By night, he wages a secret war against the British with an impressive collection of eighteenth-century spy gadgets. If anyone were to discover the truth, Quincy would hang, yet he can't seem to stay away from the lovely and saucy Virginia. Will their attraction lead to love . . . or danger?

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About the Author

Kerrelyn Sparks is the bestselling author of the Love at Stake series, which has hit as high as number 5 on the New York Times list and 22 on the USA Today list. Kerrelyn is honored that her band of merry vampires and shifters is spreading love and laughter worldwide in fourteen different languages.

Product Details

  • File Size: 862 KB
  • Print Length: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Avon Impulse (September 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078XFGSS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Action takes place in Boston, 1769.

This book has a good romance, good adventure & a witty page-turner. Hero Quincy ( a sea captain)lives in
Boston & fakes Tory sympathies. He pretends to be foppish about clothes, wigs, etc. He loses all but one
wig during the story. His father lives in England & appears never satified. Quincy's Uncle Edward is more
like a Dad to him. Together they own/ operate Stanton Shipping. The ship, The Forbidden Lady, was Edward's
tribute to his unrequited love Mary. Who is aunt of our heroine.

Our heroine, Virginia, is from NC, & living for now with her widowed Aunt Mary & heroine's sister. "Ginny"
& family spy against British, mostly overhear comments at parties etc. She considers Quincy a rude, pompous
fool, until she witnesses his bravery. He turns out, willing to 'risk all' for heroine.

Quincy is claustrophobic about- small spaces & Ginny about fires. Edward & Mary were sweet & fiesty together-
would have liked to read even more about them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars There's nothing lacking in this story. LOVED IT! January 10, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I've never read this author before but I did hear about her and when the opportunity struck for me to sample her with her début book, I took it. Now that I'm done with the book, I can only say...HOLY COW! If all of her books are half as good as this one, I have misd on some great writing.

Originally published by Forge Books in 2002 under the title of `For Love or Country' this book is now offered to us through HarperCollins Publishers and I have no doubt finding new fans all over the world.

The above blurb is from the original book which is still sold through Amazon and I like it better than the one from the Avon blurb because it conveys more of what the story holds and it has a better hook.

Where do I start with my praise of this story? Should I tell you first how much in awe I was of its writing or with plotting? Both were exceptionally good for one's debut. Or should I tell you how good and wonderful the love story was?

I honestly fell in love with the hero. Quincy Stanton epitomized the good guy and his characterization, actions and the words coming out of his mouth was so well done that he may as well been alive, standing right in front of me. I fell for him hard! Almost as much as he did from the moment he laid his eyes on Virginia Munro, the smart and sassy woman who was a torn in his side he'd rather keep there. The scenes between the two were witty, sensual and just ... priceless.

If you're in a rut and can't seem to find a new book out there to satisfy you, you should give this `new-old' book a try. It will satisfy all the bones in your body; while tickling your funny bone, it will melt your heart with its love story and in process satisfy your adventuress heart with its cloak and dagger spy take on Bond stories.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fell in love with the Tory and The Patriot. November 24, 2013
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I had a little trouble getting started on this one, but stuck with it and the book and my efforts paid off. I really enjoy early American Historical Romances. This one just finally kicked right in and fed my imagination. I felt the fear when the girls and Aunt Mary decided to spy for the Union, and laughed at the messes they ended up in. Fell in love with the Tory and the Patriot as that love triangle began. Stressed out when the spying was discovered and then just heaved a sigh of relief when then turned out the way they did. Good read, Great job Kerrelyn Sparks.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars FORBIDDEN LADY February 7, 2013
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This book was a surprise. Hadn't read her historic novels, just mostly vampire genre. However, I really liked the dialog, quick and funny. Thoroughly enjoyed this book
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4.0 out of 5 stars a great romance. November 29, 2013
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Great romance. Sparks has successfully broke away from her vampire novels and written some great historical romance! Basic plot is predictable (spoiler, romance novels have a happy ending) but the characters and their antics keep you hooked and wanting more.
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By Cheryl
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The Characters in this story were wonderful and I had a difficult time putting the book down. After just coming off a visit to the UK, I liked the historical time period of the book, just before America's Independence from Great Britain. I like the fact that many of Kerrelyn Spark's female Characters in her books are strong and independent. Her stories are intriguing and very exciting. The spy element in this book kept me at the edge of my seat. The Forbidden Lady was quite a delightful and fun read and I was disappointed when the book ended. I have read all of Kerrelyn's books and I am counting the days to her newest release at the end of December.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars July 14, 2014
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Well written as all her books are, but after the vamp series did not hold my interest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 27, 2014
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Love Kerrelyn Sparks. Good story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book and never judge a book by it's cover
Great book! Never judge a book by it's cover holds true as this book isn't what you'd think it would be. Read more
Published 5 months ago by T. Warwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 6 months ago by robin barksdale
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love her books.
Published 8 months ago by Faith Troyan
4.0 out of 5 stars Must read
Suspenseful and had comedy in just the right times a freat read.....I could not put this book down and I normally do not like anything to do with any form of fighting....
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars LDavis
As always
Another book by Kerrelyn Sparks,that has kept reading til the end and eating to turn the page to read more. Read more
Published 9 months ago by LINDA DAVIS
5.0 out of 5 stars The Forbidden Lady
Excellent book. As always Sparks has written an enjoyable book, for which I was not disappointed. I have read all of her Love at Stake series which are phenomenal, and this book... Read more
Published 10 months ago by mmongiovi
4.0 out of 5 stars Saucy, Sensuous and a Tea Party
Spark's writing has a light touch in the best ways and a gift for humorous, adversarial dialogue, and she uses those gifts to advantage in this novel. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars The forbidden lady
I love Kerrelyn Sparks books they are very adventurous and exciting. I think I have read most of them. Lee
Published 13 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A novel worth it's weight in gold!
A must read for any reader who enjoys mid century themed novels with saucy humor and devilishly daring scenes. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Isabella Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
I have read a few of her books and once again I was not disappointed by The Forbidden Lady. Truly a gem of an author.
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