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Beaton, M. C., author; Chesney, Marion

Isabella, the eldest Beverley daughter, is married and living in Ireland. The family's expectations now fall on 19-year-old Jessica. She must marry well enough to retrieve the family fortune and regain the home gambled away by their father

Large print, Book. English. General. Large type books. Love stories.
Published Long Preston: Magna, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: M.C. Beaton
ISBN: 0750541830, 9780750541831
Note: Standard print edition originally published: as by Marion Chesney. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
Physical Description: 221 pages (large print)
Subject: Beverley family (Fictitious characters) Fiction.


Eldest daughter, Isabella - having failed in her bid to reclaim her family home - is blissfully wed. The task now falls to the next daughter, Jessica. Mannerling, the family estate gambled away by Sir Beverley, remains the passion of his daughters. How fortunate then that the new owner has a marriageable son. In truth, Harry is a brutal letch, a drunkard and a wastrel. Jessica is barely aware of the attentions of handsome, charming Professor Robert Sommerville, whose affection for Jessica is equalled only by the fear that her obsession to secure Mannerling will lead to disaster.