The Orphan

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Mira Books, 2002 - Fiction - 395 pages
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Cameron returns to London's 7 Mayfair Square, where Latimer More, known as England's Most Daring Lover, risks his reputation by falling madly in love with a penniless nobody. Jenny McBride, an orphaned Scottish lass, is amazed by Latimer's advances, yet pushes him away. From the desperation and haunted look in Jenny's blue eyes, Latimer senses there is much more to her denial of him than meets the eye.

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The fourth book in Cameron's Mayfair Square series picks up a bit, at least in terms of plot. Jenny McBride is the titular orphan, working as a milliner's assistant. She is introduced to Latimer More ... Read full review


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Stella Cameron was born and raised on the southern coast of England where she met her American husband at a party in London. After their marriage, she left England and went with husband Jerry to Washington State to make a home and raise a family. Like many authors, Stella began her literary career as a reader. As a young girl, Stella was a self-professed reading "addict", devouring all types of literature. She learned very early to retreat from the demands of others into a gentler world -- her own. As a child and a young adult, books saved her because they helped free her while they entertained her. Her love of reading always went side-by-side with her love of writing. Nineteenth-century author Jane Austen was a particular favorite, and Stella admits that she particularly enjoys reading and writing books set in the 1800s, as well as contemporary novels. In 1980, Stella decided she wanted to write professionally. She attended writing classes and wrote short literary fiction for a year. It was during this period that Stella discovered how well-written and intense romantic fiction could be. Using her newly acquired writing skills, she began to write contemporary romantic fiction for Harlequin Americans and Intrigues. After several years, she moved up to Harlequin SuperRomances. In 1992, she made the switch to single titles with her first historical, Only By Your Touch. She has also authored a series entitled Rossmara Quartet along with several other romance titles. Stella Cameron sees herself as an entertainer and historian who adds her perspective to contemporary values through writing.

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