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An award-winning historical romance set in 1892 East Hampton, New York. Originally published in print by Crown.

When the blood runs hot, the risks are great...

Beautiful young Alexandra Glenn has been sent across the ocean to East Hampton to help restore the early paintings of renowned American Impressionist Andrew Lowell. Her excitement at the prospect of working with the aging master is quickly dimmed when she is confronted by Matthew McKenna, Lowell's mysterious houseguest and protector, who seems determined to drive her away.

Danger lurks everywhere in the cottage by the sea, fueled by dark secrets and a need for revenge that reaches from beyond the grave and threatens Alexandra's very life. Is Matthew McKenna her sworn enemy or the only person she can trust?

But on a starry night on a desert beach in her enemy's arms, Alexandra's suspicion turns into a fiery passion that not even danger can extinguish.

From the golden meadows of Provence to the moonswept beach of East Hampton to the glittering mansions of San Francisco, Alexandra follows her heart to claim her destiny in the arms of the man she loves.

©1989, 2012 Barbara Bretton (P)2014 Barbara Bretton

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Really not captivating at all. I had put it aside and at the end of 2 weeks force myself to finish it...Didn't like Madison Brightwell's narration, to whiny. She gave all of the characters the same type of flat monotone voices, except for the grouchy father/artist that is.