A Catch of Consequence

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HarperCollins, Jan 1, 2002 - Americans - 392 pages
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A tavern-keeper pays a high price for refusing to let a British aristocrat drown. This is the time of rebellion against the British government and when the Patriots burn her home, she must marry the Englishman and return to his home. However, Makepeace finds London as unforgiving as Boston.

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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


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At twenty, Diana Norman became the youngest reporter on London's Fleet Street. Since retiring from journalism, she has taken up writing biographies and historical novels. She is married to a film critic and together they have two daughters.

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