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Love's Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde
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Love's Tender Fury (original 1976; edition 1985)

by Jennifer Wilde

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Title:Love's Tender Fury
Authors:Jennifer Wilde
Info:Gregg Pr (1985), Hardcover, 557 pages
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Love's Tender Fury by Jennifer Wilde (1976)

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Just discovered the author was a man, Tom Huff...wow!

Anyway I loved this as a teenager. Part of the fun was sneaking to read it.

I'd hesitate to read it now because of the sexual stereotypes, and the racism.

Apparently Mr Huff has a formula, the heroine always ends up with the mean male lead...apparently her love makes him a better person. ( )
  MsNikki | Sep 8, 2008 |
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The turbulent story of an English beauty -- sold at auction like a slave -- who scandalized the New World by enslaving her masters.

Marrietta Danver was a woman wronged--raped by her employer, charged with theft by her jealous mistress, and shipped to the Colonies to serve fourteen years as bound servant to the man who bid highest.

But Marietta was beautiful, educated and resilient, with a provocative body meant for love, and she was determined to prevail.

Over the handsome, silent planter who bought her to be his housekeeper. Over the dashing entrepreneur who supplied girls to the New Orleans red light district. Over the wealthy sadist who used her in his madness.

She would conquer them all--if she could subdue the hot, unruly passions of her heart.
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This classic New York Times-bestselling historical romance tells the enthralling, passionate story of a young English woman who is wrongly convicted of a crime and auctioned off to the highest bidder in the American colonies Born out of wedlock to a London barmaid, Marietta Danver yearns to live life to its fullest despite her humble origins. But her dreams of love and happiness almost die in Newgate Prison, where she is convicted of a crime she didn't commit and deported to North America to be sold into indentured servitude. In the wild Carolinas, Marietta uses her beauty to survive. But in doing so she arouses unruly passions in the hearts of three men: Derek Hawke, the enigmatic planter who buys Marietta for an outrageous sum; brash, charming Jeff Rawlins, who sweeps her away to Louisiana; and a gentleman whose fervor may conceal a violent madness. From New Orleans' red-light district to a fashionable estate in Natchez, from the struggles of a life of bondage to the perils of helping to transport slaves to freedom, Marietta vows to prevail and find a true and lasting love. The Marietta Danver Trilogy also includes Love Me, Marietta and When Love Commands.… (more)

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