Monday, September 1, 2003

Review: A Rogue's Promise by Peggy Waide

Title: A Rogue's Promise
Author: Peggy Waide

Read copy: Mass Market Paperback
Published: June 28, 2002
Publisher: Leisure Books
ISBN: 0843950226
ISBN-13: 9780843950229


Eighteen years before, deep in the mountains of China, Lady Joanna Fenton's father found a sacred statue. The two-headed dragon was reputed to beget prosperity, but for Joanna, it had brought nothing but heartache. Her father had been obsessed with the piece until his death. Her brother had disappeared. Now, so had the artifact itself.


Her search took her to the darkest establishments of London. She visited pawnbrokers, dockside taverns, anyplace that might hold the answers she sought; and from those rat holes stepped a friend. He was a smuggler, a by-blow, and a man who had forsaken his noble heritage for the shadows. A man who saw at once that she did not belong. And when MacDonald Archer swore to aid her, no matter the cost to himself, Joanna realized something her father had not: the secret to true happiness was not in Oriental charms or spells, but in love.

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