Heart of Perdition

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Harlequin, Mar 5, 2012 - Fiction
3 Reviews

As the nineteenth century draws to a close, James Weston, Earl of Falmouth, is dying along with it. Despite living in an age of airships and automatons, even London's finest physicians cannot cure the young man's ailing heart. His last hope lies in retrieving a powerful artifact from the remote island home of an eccentric scientist's daughter.

Elspeth Shaw prefers her solitary life to the tragic results that come from mixing in society. Elspeth is cursed: every mortal being who forms an attachment to her dies a horrible death. Yet when the doomed Lord Falmouth arrives in search of the very artifact that blights her, she hasn't the will to refuse. But the price for cheating death may be more than any human can pay...

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User Review  - druidgirl - LibraryThing

This book was both strange and attention grabbing. It tells the story of two people who meet by chance and are both having specific issues with their lives and health. I enjoyed the read but it could ... Read full review

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Thank you to netgalley for giving me a copy. Heart of Perdition is a neat little novella, though I was disappointed in the lack of detail and attention paid to setting. The plot was really interesting ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
13
Chapter Three
21
Chapter Four
29
Chapter Five
36
Chapter Six
51
Chapter Seven
57
Chapter Eight
66
Chapter Nine
71
Chapter Ten
80
About the Author
92
Copyright Page
94
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