A Precious Jewel

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Dell, 1993 - Fiction - 316 pages
37 Reviews
Once Miss Priscilla Wentworth had been a well-bred young lady. That was before family tragedy left her without shelter from poverty and want. Now Priscilla supposed she should count herself lucky that a gentleman like Sir Gerald Stapleton wanted her to be his most favored favorite-someone who was worthy of being his mistress. But Priscilla was not foolish enough to think that lucky in lust mean lucky in love--just as Sir Gerald did not dream that Priscilla could be anything more to him than a plaything of passion.

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User Review  - sammii507 - LibraryThing

I know a lot of people think that Mary Balogh's romances are bleak, and there's some truth to that. It's one of the reasons I like them. This book was good, I thought, although it had a lot of similarities to her later books, especially the "More than a Mistress" series. Read full review

Review: A Precious Jewel (Stapleton-Downes #2)

User Review  - Séverine - Goodreads

The plot of this book is certainly unusual but it needed all Mary Balogh's talent to raise the challenge and to give us a really beautiful and moving story. I will review this book much longer asap ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man’s Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Love, Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect, her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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