The English Heiress, Book 1

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Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc, Feb 12, 2009 - Fiction
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The English HeiressRoberta GellisFirst in the Heiress series.Leonie de Conyers' life had been destroyed by the French Revolution. Her mother and brother died in the prison where she had been raped and starved for no greater crime than her father's title. And her father died in an escape engineered by a stranger who claimed he had come to bring her to England where she would inherit the property and wealth of an uncle. Did Leonie dare to believe in such altruism?Roger St. Eyre's life had been destroyed by the girl he fell passionately in love with. Solange did not love him; she was selfish and vicious and extravagant. By the time she died, Roger felt dead himself. Perhaps he was hoping for the peace death brings when he set out to wrest his old friend Henry de Conyers from the murderous grip of the French Revolution.Instead, Roger and Leonie found love and reasons to live-if they could escape exposure to the revolutionary fanatics and their favorite toy, the guillotine.Publisher Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1979.
 

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Contents

Chapter One
5
Chapter Two
15
Chapter Three
23
Chapter Four
35
Chapter Five
47
Chapter Six
58
Chapter Seven
70
Chapter Eight
80
Chapter Fourteen
150
Chapter Fifteen
163
Chapter Sixteen
179
Chapter Seventeen
191
Chapter Eighteen
203
Chapter Nineteen
217
Chapter Twenty
229
Chapter TwentyOne
238

Chapter Nine
91
Chapter Ten
102
Chapter Eleven
113
Chapter Twelve
126
Chapter Thirteen
139
Chapter TwentyTwo
248
Chapter TwentyThree
259
Chapter TwentyFour
269
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Roberta Gellis is the bestselling author of over 48 novels in different genres. "Publishers Weekly" has deemed her a master of the medieval historical. Her many awards include the Golden Certificate and Golden Pen from "Affaire de Coeur", several RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Awards and their Lifetime Achievement Award. She currently resides in Lafayette, Indiana.

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