A Catch of Consequence

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Penguin, Jul 1, 2003 - Fiction - 400 pages
4 Reviews
A captivating historical novel from the national bestselling author, as Ariana Franklin, of Mistress of the Art of Death.

Makepeace Burke serves Patriots at her late father's tavern on the Boston waterfront in 1765 and hates the redcoats with a vengeance. But even she can't watch an angry mob drown an Englishman. She rescues him and nurses him back to health-and falls in love.

In Patriot Boston, hers is an unforgivable sin-made worse by the fact that her Englishman turns out be the aristocratic Sir Philip Dapifer. Philip must smuggle Makepeace aboard a ship bound for London and save her life at the expense of the world she knows.

Rich in period detail, bringing the years of colonial rebellion to vivid life, A Catch of Consequence is a stylish novel of Boston and England, and of a woman who defies convention in both worlds.

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User Review  - 26kathryn - LibraryThing

The story starts off in 1700's Boston, USA but soon moves to England. I thought the main character, Makepeace was excellent. She came across as a strong and independent woman. When she first arrives ... Read full review

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User Review  - gpeddy - LibraryThing

Well written book about the life of an American woman in the 1760's, on the brink of the Revolution. She falls in love with and marries a divorced man from Britain's aristocracy and deals with the prejudices of his peers. Read full review


Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Eleven
Chapter Twelve
Chapter Thirteen
Chapter Fourteen
Chapter Fifteen
Chapter Sixteen
Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten
Chapter Eighteen
Chapter Nineteen
Chapter Twenty

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