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1787. Captain Edward Brazier is on a mission: recently paid off from his frigate and comfortably off with prize money, he is headed to Deal to propose marriage to the young and lovely widow Betsey Langridge. He must navigate the bustle of the town's narrow streets that are busy with legal, illicit and depraved business flowing from and around the ships at dock. But all does not go well; between Betsey's brother and guardian, Henry Tulkington, prohibiting the match and Brazier marked out for trouble by a local smuggling gang, his plans are in disarray. And when it slowly emerges that there may have been a decades-old injustice closer to home, Brazier is caught up in more than he'd bargained for.

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Unsatisfactory ending

An average storyline completely unsatisfactory due to the “ending” which was nothing more than an old time cliffhanger as when the heroine is tied to the railroad tracks awaiting the arrival of the hero or the Union Pacific. This boy k is nothing more than the first chapter in an ongoing serial.

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  • Graham
  • 03-19-18

Don't bother, not the normal.

This is not like the previous works he has done. More for Mills and Boon. Wish I had not bought it. Persevered with it . Did not improve. I have most of the other books he has written. If this is the new direction, it will be the last.

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