From the Publisher
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna
Lindsey weaves a marvelous adventure set in the tumultuous world of
continental royalty, where a stolen princess discovers a kingdom
she was meant to inherit-and a passion made to rule her
Forced to flee Napoleon's rampaging army on the continent,
orphaned Alana Farmer and her eccentric guardian make a new home
for themselves in London. There, Alana enjoys every privilege a
daughter of the nobility could hope for, plus an education fit for
a queen. Now, on the eve of her debut into London Society, she
learns the shocking secret of her birthright. Can it be true? Is
she really the lost princess of the European kingdom of Lubinia?
Persuaded by her guardian to return to their homeland to quell a
bloody revolt, Alana finds herself in an isolated, mountainous
country whose customs strike her as medieval!
With controversy and intrigue brewing around the beautiful
newcomer, Christoph Becker, the captain of the palace guards,
arrests Alana on suspicion that she is either a wily imposter or a
seductive spy working for the shadowy figures determined to depose
the king. No stranger himself to seduction, Christoph uses every
means at his disposal to draw the truth from his alluring prisoner,
even if he must lay his own life on the line to protect her from
harm. Now, as a fiery passion flares between Alana and the man who
has wrongly imprisoned her, the fate of a nation rests in their
hands and on their hearts.
In each of her dazzling bestsellers, Johanna Lindsey's "mastery
of historical romance" (Entertainment Weekly) shines
stronger than ever!
About the Author
Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most successful romance authors. She has written over 30 books, of which 54 million copies are in print and have been translated into 12 languages. As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book on a whim. "I started writing as a hobby. I never thought of being a writer when I was young. Now I wouldn't want to do anything else." The first book, "Captive Bride" (1977) was written when she was 25. To the young author's great surprise, it made The New York Times Bestsellers list. Lindsey had found a romance formula that worked. Take any setting past or present, introduce a rascally-rakish male and a romantic heroine, let their hearts ignite with passion, lust, and love. Lindsey has something of a cult following, following such titles as "Heart of Thunder", "Hearts Aflame", "A Heart So Wild", and ''Keeper of the Heart". She has loyal fans reading "Glorious Angel" and "Gentle Rogue" and legions of devotees buying her Malory family series. Because her father was in the U.S. Army, Lindsey traveled widely as a child. She was born in Germany and grew up in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The family settled in Hawaii and Lindsey was married right after high school to her husband Ralph, who has since passed away. She has three sons and is a grandmother.
About the Book
The mass-market reprint of "New York Times" bestselling author Johanna Lindsey's a tale of mistaken identity and tumultuous passion.