An Extraordinary Wager Becomes a Gamble on Love in Passion's Fury a Civil-War Era Historical Romance by Patricia Hagan
--1860s, Alabama - American Civil War--
Horse breeder and scoundrel, Rance Taggert, makes an incredibly reckless horse-racing bet and wins an extraordinary payoff--April Jennings, a beautiful southern belle kidnapped from her plantation home. Rance seduces April to submit to passion, but she vows to never submit to loving him. When April escapes, Rance is determined to find and reclaim his property.
Betrayed into bondage by her resentful twin sister, April is determined to return to her plantation home and rescue her ailing father from her sister's duplicitous schemes, all the while unable to deny that, despite her fury and resentment over Rance's refusal to free her, he possesses her heart and soul. April struggles across thunderous battlefields, risking injury and worse at the hands of brutal men.
Rance follows in relentless pursuit, risking his own death in battles with the Union army. Now, his purpose goes much deeper. He wants her as he has never wanted another woman, knowing she hates him and that he must fight to win her heart.
Publisher's Note: This is an Author's Cut edition of a previously published work, revised and updated for today's audience. Contains graphic sexual situations and violence in keeping with the horrors of war. This story will be enjoyed by fans of Scarlett Scott, Kathryn Kelly, Paula Millet, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and Gone with the Wind.
THE SOULS AFLAME SERIES by Patricia Hagan
This Rebel Heart
This Savage Heart
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