The Counterfeit Bride

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Avalon Books, 2011 - Fiction - 188 pages
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Lillian Picken discovers the perfect solution for the problem of being a female entrepreneur in the 1870s. She invents a husband, Donovan West, and convinces the townsfolk that he will return as soon as his army commission is up. The ruse works, until the day a man comes to town claiming to be Donovan West. Secret Service agent Patrick Donovan must ferret out a counterfeit ring in the Silverton area. Donovan s search for the perfect cover ends at the discovery of Lillian s secret. He takes the place of her pretend husband.But the deep attraction he feels for her begins to complicate things. Not only has Donovan s mission put Lillian in danger, but he has vowed never to marry again and when the job is over, he will return to Washington D.C. for his next assignment. Lillian claims not to care where he goes, but will cracking the case leave them both with a broken heart?

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My first Nancy J. Parra and I'm impressed! It was a quick, satisfying read wrapped in humor and romance. The Counterfeit Bride is historical romance set during the 1800's during the Silver Rush in ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Nancy J. Parra holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas, but turned to writing fiction when she discovered it was more fun to interview the people in her head. She lives in the Midwest with her wonderful husband, her two almost perfect children, and a mutt named George Bernard, who grew to unexpected proportions.

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