A Precious Jewel

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Dell, 2009 - Fiction - 316 pages
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Once Miss Priscilla Wentworth had been a well-bred young lady. That was before family tragedy left her without shelter from poverty and want. Now Priscilla supposed she should count herself lucky that a gentleman like Sir Gerald Stapleton wanted her to be his most favored favorite-someone who was worthy of being his mistress. But Priscilla was not foolish enough to think that lucky in lust mean lucky in love--just as Sir Gerald did not dream that Priscilla could be anything more to him than a plaything of passion.
 

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User Review  - Amelia_Smith - LibraryThing

This a pretty good book, but the plot hinged on the characters keeping things from each other which reasonable people (IMO) would have shared far earlier in the proceedings. I've read a lot of Mary ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heroes & Heartbreakers - Goodreads

One of the most serious compacts between the reader and the author is the Happily Ever After (HEA). When I pick up a romance, I know that no matter how tortuous the pathway to true love, that there ... Read full review

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Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly novels: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, and Slightly Dangerous, as well as the romances No Man’s Mistress, More than a Mistress, and One Night for Love. She is also the author of Simply Love, Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic, and Simply Perfect, her dazzling quartet of novels set at Miss Martin’s School for Girls. A former teacher herself, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.

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