On Sale: May 1, 1999
Featuring: Cerynise Kendall; Beauregard Birmingham
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A sweeping tale of passion, romance and adventure,
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss' groundbreaking classic The Flame
and the Flower remains as beloved today as when it
first appeared in print. Now, at long last, the story that
has enchanted the world for decades continues.
The Elusive Flame
A woman in desperate
straits ... A fearless man ...
A marriage of
convenience on turbulent waters ...
Kendall has been left destitute and in dire need following
the death of her doting patron and protectress. A
brilliant young artist tossed from her home with only the
clothes on her back, Cerynise must now turn to a childhood
companion for assistance - the dashing sea captain
Beauregard Birmingham and beg him to provide her with
passage to the Carolinas. She seeks a new home and a new
life across the waters, but all depends upon the kindness
of a charming adventurer who was once the object of her
Beneath Birmingham's rugged
exterior beats a heart as large and wild as the Atlantic,
and Beau readily agrees to aid Cerynise - even offering
her his name in marriage, albeit temporarily, to protect
his long time friend from scandal. But perilous secrets,
determined enemies and tempests of the sea and soul
threaten their future and safe passage even as bonds of
camaraderie are miraculously reforged as bonds of
desire ... and affection becomes passion and love.
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