Dr. Samantha Moore is one of the youngest and most acclaimed researchers in the world. Her specialty is blood, and she has been recruited by the largest pharmaceutical company in Scotland. For what purpose, she cannot begin to imagine, but in an attempt to break out of her painfully shy shell, she throws caution to the wind and leaves her family and best friend behind in Savannah. Dr. Kade Gunnach is taking a chance hiring an outsider, but he's desperate to find out how to help his sister.
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Though born into a once-respectable family, circumstances have reduced Roz Trevaskis to working at the Three Mackerel Inn. In order to pay the fines incurred by her alcoholic mother for "drunken and disorderly behaviour", she has put herself in debt, and has reluctantly turned to smuggling.
Santo Innis is developing a revolutionary engine to counter the effects of high-pressure steam. His backer is Richard Vaughan, heir to Frederick Tregarron, owner of the Gillyvean estate. His world is turned upside down by the unexpected arrival at Gillyvean of Melanie Tregarron, Frederick's illegitimate youngest daughter. Desperate to prove the viability of his invention, Santo persuades Richard to let him fit one at Gillyvean's brewhouse.
Having been deceived by her father and her fiance, Jenefer Trevanion values honesty above all things. After losing her father and her home in a devastating fire, Jenefer supports herself by book-keeping for various businesses in the Cornish village of Porthinnis and acting as agent for the Guernsey merchants who supply local smugglers. But her independence appalls the village’s well-to-do families.
In 1840s Cornwall, 25-year-old Sarah Govier supports herself and her illegitimate son, Jory, on the income from Talvan, the granite quarry she inherited from her father. But businessman Kinser Landry has good reason for wanting Talvan and will stop at nothing to get it. Her problems mounting, Sarah turns in desperation to her neighbour, James Crago, a gunpowder manufacturer. After 20 years in India, Crago has returned home, his face horrifically scarred.
"Maris, Maris, come inside," her mother called. "I have something for you. Your grandmamma Gigi has invited you to visit her in Paris."
''Oh, that is wonderful!' Maris said. 'I have always wanted to go to Paris."
Pack up with Maris and her chat, Mishi, as they climb the Eiffel Tower, walk the Champs Elysees, ride the Ferris wheel at the Place de la Concorde, and, of course, have tea with Gigi! Maris Goes to Paris is a magnifique adventure for young and old alike.