Once Upon A Scandal

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 15, 1997 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Her husband, her enemy.

Desperate and alone, Lady Emma tricked Lucas Coulter, the Marquess of Wortham, into a hasty marriage. But on their wedding night, when he learned the truth about his not-so-innocent bride, he abandoned her.

Seven years later, Emma lives in disgrace with her beloved daughter, Jenny. Penniless, Emma provides for her child in the one way she knows how: in the dark of night, she creeps across the rooftops of London and steals jewels from the wealthy nobles who have wronged her.

Then Lucas catches her in a daring act of burglary. And he proposes a devil's bargain-- give him an heir...or be exposed. Vowing to hide the devastating secret in her past, Emma agrees to share her husband's bed, never dreaming this cold stranger has become a skilled seducer who will sweep her into a world of peril and passion...

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User Review  - Karen Darling - Goodreads

Didn't like him referring to her as a "BITCH", four times. It did have a lot of twists and turns. I did predict who the daddy was before it was revealed. Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Barbara Dawson Smith

Call me a chronic dreamer, but I love a good book. Like everyone else, I get caught up in carpooling for my two daughters, taking out the garbage, and paying the bills. Reading is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the reward for a long day's work. Even after writing twelve romance novels of my own, I still love to escape into the magical world of another writer's imagination.

For your reading pleasure, I've included a bonus at the end of the book-- a sneak peek at my next historical romance, The Venus Touch.

You can write to me c/o St. Martin's Paperbacks, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010-7848.

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