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Of Noble Birth

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Dreaming of escaping her cruel stepfather, lovely seamstress Alexandra Cogsworth never expected to be kidnapped by handsome seafarer Nathaniel Kent, a vengeful pirate who mistakes her for his half-sister. Original.

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Alison Larkin was adopted at birth in Washington, D.C., by British parents and raised in England and Africa. After graduation from the University of London and the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art, she became a regular on the British stage with appearances on Broadway, a ubiquitous voice-over artist, and a successful stand-up comic. Her internationally acclaimed one-woman show, The English American, was a highlight of the London Comedy Festival.

From Publishers Weekly:

Novak's first novel, a finalist for the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Award, is a fast-moving Regency tale of intrigue and deception. Born with a deformed arm, Nathaniel Kent is immediately rejected by his noble father, the Duke of Greystone. Once grown, he takes his revenge for the denial of his fortune and title by turning pirate and raiding his father's trading ships. When the duke abducts one of Nathaniel's crew, the pirate retaliates by kidnapping a young woman he believes to be the duke's daughter. But she is not his half-sisterAshe is Alexandra Cogsworth, a seamstress fleeing her own family woes. Aboard the pirate ship, Nathaniel stifles yearnings he believes to be incestuous, while Alexandra struggles to save her skin as well as her heart. Once her true identity is revealed, the two fight for their safety. Some readers may be troubled by Nathaniel's deformity, and the book's later chaptersAtoo strained and hectic to permit much romantic interplayAdon't live up to the promise of its well-paced start. For most historical romance lovers, however, Novak's energetic prose and appealing characters will more than compensate. (Nov.)
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