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Book Title: The Count's Charade|
Date of issue: November 2003
ISBN 13: 9780263835311
The author of the book: Elizabeth Bailey
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 464 KB
Edition: Mills & Boon
Read full description of the books The Count's Charade:Caring for a wounded stranger...
Discovering a seriously wounded Frenchman near her home, Grace Dovercourt makes the dangerous decision to take him in and nurse him back to health. Her attraction to Henri Rousselle grows stronger by the day, but she is under no illusion that such a fine man could possibly find it in his heart to lover her -- a woman who has been lame since birth.
Yet Henri makes no secret of his admiration for her. Although, as he slowly recovers, Grace finds herself having to fight her emotions and shield him from the authorities. It seems her handsome stranger is a wanted man...
Read information about the authorAn avid reader from an early age, Elizabeth Bailey grew up in colonial Africa under unconventional parentage and with theatre in the blood. Back in England, she trod the boards until discovering her true métier as a writer in her thirties, when she fulfilled an early addiction to Georgette Heyer by launching into historical romance. Eight years and eight books later, Elizabeth joined the Harlequin Mills & Boon stable, fuelling her writing with a secondary career teaching and directing drama, and writing plays into the bargain.
With 18 historicals published, she began to concentrate on the mainstream and in 2005, Elizabeth’s novel Fly the Wild Echoes was released in both the UK and the US simultaneously by Unlimited Publishing. The novel was a contender in the Booker list for that year. A mystery – a whodunit of the mind, as one reader has it – the book explores the interwoven lives of three women and investigates the possibility of past lives.
Now retired from teaching, Elizabeth directs for a local theatre group where she lives in West Sussex. Recently, however, even this foray into drama has had to take a back seat as she changed direction to enter the world of crime.
Still thoroughly involved in her favourite historical period, Elizabeth placed her female sleuth in the late Georgian world of intrigue, elegance, aristocrats and rogues, where privilege rubbed shoulders with the harsh realities of making ends meet. While Ottilia moves into the upper echelon, she is thoroughly at ease in the lower, which allows Elizabeth to cross boundaries with impunity.
Not content with mere authorship, Elizabeth launched as an independent publisher with Timeless Books created on the Lulu website. She also runs an assessment critique service for writers.
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