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A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

By Judith McNaught

From sweeping ardour to taut suspense, Judith McNaught has entertained hundreds of thousands with a beautiful array of feelings in 9 awesome bestsellers. during this loved vintage, "one of the easiest ever" (Rendezvous), defiant hearts conflict in a livid conflict of wills -- in a wonderful age of chivalry.
kidnapped from her convent university, headstrong Scottish attractiveness Jennifer Merrick doesn't simply quit to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. referred to as "The Wolf," his very identify moves terror within the hearts of his enemies. yet proud Jennifer could have not anything to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this good-looking rogue who scoffs her along with his blazing conceitedness. Boldly she demanding situations his will...until the evening he's taking her in his robust include, awakening in her an impossible to resist starvation. And all at once Jennifer reveals herself ensnared in a bewildering web...a seductive, risky catch of delight, ardour, loyalty, and overwhelming love.

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Alban shakes his head slowly, light brown curls blowing in the breeze. ‘I don’t know that I want to be part of any of it. ’ Fielding feels like saying something and normally would, but sometimes you just have to let people fill their own silences. Al takes a series of deep breaths and looks up to where the river disappears upstream. ‘Once upon a time I felt . . constrained, all tied up by this family. I had this idiot idea that if I could get away for a year and a day, I’d be free of it somehow, or at least able to accept it on .

In a way this is fine because it means they can go back to their hotel, but in a way it isn’t really fine at 53 all because Alban’s forgotten which hotel it is they’re staying in and has been trying to think of its name for the last two hours or so. He’s checked his pockets but can’t find a key card and he’s looked in Fielding’s wallet and pockets too and for the last half–hour or so he’s had to contemplate desperate measures like just approaching people at random and asking if they recognise him or Fielding and might remember, say, which hotel bar, reception or restaurant they might have happened to see them in, though he suspects this plan may be a little on the optimistic side.

He pauses, appears to think. ’ He looks away again. ’ ‘Of course there’s opposition,’ Fielding tells him, trying not to respond to the obvious sarcasm. ‘This is our firm, our family, Al. It’s our name on the board. It’s what we’ve done for four generations. It’s what we do, it’s what we are. That’s the point, don’t you see? I mean, that’s what’s thundered through to quite a few people in the family, especially since Spraint took their quarter–share. That it’s not about money. Sure the money’s good, but – Jeez – we’ve all basically got enough.

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