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Bantam Books, 1998 - Fiction - 527 pages
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From the bestselling author of "Privilege" and "The Side of theAngels" comes a passionately involving novel of an age when love was themost dangerous of pastimes. The year is 1900; it is a time of glamour andgrandeur, of ruthless tycoons cutting deals, of rich Americans travelingabroad, of fashionable women breaking free from old conventions, and of waywardpassions that can damn a well-born woman to ruin, unless she resists thedizzying pull of... "Fascination."

Miranda Cunningham, an elegant, sophisticated New York society wife, is set tosail for England, where she's to join her husband, Paul. At her side is herbeautiful, spoiled niece Cynthia, whose mission is to take Europe by storm andrestore the family prestige by finding herself a titled husband. Also sailingon the luxury liner is Louisa "Kitt" McAllister, a thoroughly modern andengaging young woman eager to see the world. They are three very differentwomen, each about to fall in love with the same man....

Steven James, the new state senator from New York, has come aboard the Sylvaniato investigate a business proposition that could change the face of the countryand make him a wealthy man. A compelling, magnetically attractive widower, hehas never loved a woman as much as women have loved him. That state of affairsis about to change, as Steven becomes blinded by desire, drawn into a storm ofemotions that will drastically transform his life.

Soon each of the women will make choices that unleash jealousy, betrayal, andintrigue, pushing them toward the happiness they seek, or lingering heartache.And then, from London to exotic Cairo and finally back to America, amid stolenmoments and bitter revelations, Miranda, Cynthia, andKitt will force theirrivalry to a stunning conclusion that tests the depths of a man's love...andreveals the hidden recesses of a woman's heart.

A marvelous journey into the past and a timeless look at the perils oflove--and the price of betrayal-- "Fascination" is a lush, seductive read, utterly irresistible from first page to last.

Leona Blair is the author of "Privilege" and "A World of Difference."Her last novel ," The Side of the Angels," was a Main Selection of TheLiterary Guild.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Blair (The Side of the Angels, 1992, etc.) portrays three very different kinds of women in this stock historical romance featuring some better-than-average character depictions. The women are the ... Read full review


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Blair (This Side of the Angels, Bantam, 1993) has a winner in this tale of three beautiful, intelligent women who all fall in love with the same handsome and eligible bachelor. Miranda is accompanying ... Read full review

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Leona Blair is the author of Privilege and A World of Difference. Her last novel, The Side of the Angels, was a Main Selection of The Literary Guild.

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