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Essex Sisters Quartet
On Sale: January 1, 2005
Featuring: Earl of Mayne; Tess Essex; Lucius Felton
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Romance Historical | Historical
Teresa Essex has a unique lot in life. Actuallyâ€¦sheâ€™d
rather prefer that lots were not mentioned. She knows far
too much about playing the odds: her widowed father gambled
away any spare penny owned by their family. Shillings that
should have been spent on gowns and governesses for Tess
and her three younger sisters were spent keeping her
fatherâ€™s horses in proper condition for the race track.
When their father dies, the sisters become the wards of the
Duke of Holbrook who knows far more about brandy snifters
than children. But Tessâ€™s challenges have just begun. With
nothing more than a horse each for a dowry, and a drunken
duke as a chaperone, she and her sisters must achieve
In the manner of romantic heroines from the time of Jane
Austen, Tess must make a decision whether to marry for
financial, prudent reasons, or to follow her heart. But
unlike those tales in which heroines prudently make the
correct decision, whatever that might be, here fate steps
in and Tess must learn a hard lesson: not how to play at
love, but how to play at that most serious of pursuitsâ€¦
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