A tavern-keeper pays a high price for refusing to let a British aristocrat drown. This is the time of rebellion against the British government and when the Patriots burn her home, she must marry the Englishman and return to his home. However, Makepeace finds London as unforgiving as Boston.
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Diana Norman is married to film critic Barry Norman, and lives in Hertfordshire.From Booklist:
Makepeace Burke hates waste, so it is only logical that she would fish a drowning man out of the ocean. The man turns out to be Englishman Philip Dapifer, who was tossed into Boston Harbor by several Sons of Liberty protesting the Stamp Tax. Most of her customers and Makepeace herself are closely aligned with the cause for American freedom, so she tries to keep Philip hidden in her tavern until he recovers, but once Makepeace's future mother-in-law intrudes, everyone in Boston soon knows she is harboring the enemy. Forced to leave everything behind, Makepeace travels with Philip to England to begin a new life in a country she hates with a man with whom she is slowly falling in love. Resplendent with historical details, filled with beautifully crafted characters, and kissed with a subtle touch of romance, Norman's tale is historical fiction at its best. Makepeace is so irresistibly indomitable, readers will relish every moment of her unforgettable adventures. John Charles
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007105436
Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0007105436 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0001596
Book Description Harper Collins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007105436