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Through a Glass Darkly: A Novel (original 1986; edition 2003)
by Karleen Koen
Through a Glass Darkly by Karleen Koen (1986)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394553780, Hardcover)
"Lives up to every expectation. It's magnificent!"
Sourcebooks Landmark proudly reintroduces this classic historical novel.
Karleen Koen's sweeping saga contains unforgettable characters consumed with passion: the extraordinarily beautiful fifteen-year-old noblewoman, Barbara Alderley; the man she adores, the wickedly handsome Roger MontGeoffry; her grandmother, the duchess, who rules the family with cunning and wit; and her mother, the ineffably cruel, self-centered and licentious Diana. Like no other work, Through a Glass Darkly is infused with intrigue, sweetened by romance and awash in the black ink of betrayal.
* Sold 130,000 hardcover and 600,000 mass paperback
PRAISE FOR THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY:
"A completely involving story...power, greed, family conflict, burning ambition and passion kindle the plot. Readers will be captivated!"
"Fast-paced and fun to read!"
"Engaging, elegant, chock full of sex and gossip."
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:08:08 -0400)
Set against the intrigues of the French court in the early 1700's and the South Sea Bubble venture, this is the story of a headstrong young woman who is determined to marry a man clearly not right for her, a man whose romantic and sexual past will come back to haunt the girl he marries.
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An edition of this book was published by Sourcebooks Landmark.
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