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A shocking betrayal...
Riches. Power. An ancient heritage of pride. The Earl of Druridge wanted only for an heir. So when he learned that his wife was carrying another man’s child, he was filled with a thirst for vengeance. But he wasn’t the one who caused Katherine’s death. Or was he? To his horror, he remembers nothing of that dreadful night, when their last shocking confrontation ended in scorching flame and cold blood.
A forbidden love...
Rachel McTavish, the beautiful daughter of a coal miner, knows something about the fire that took Lady Katherine’s life. In secret, the strong-willed girl strikes a bargain with the desperate earl: He must send his physician to help her dying mother or he may go to the scaffold - and the devil. The earl agrees, but Rachel is still unsure that her revelation will be enough to save him when so many wish him dead.
Passionately drawn to the nobleman, despite all the doubt and mystery that shroud him, Rachel wonders if he can really be a murderer. Or if he is the only man who will ever own her heart....
©2013 Brenda Novak (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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By Maine Knitter on 02-22-15

Very well done!

I hope there are more historic romances by Brenda Novak! This was very good. I have listened to so many poorly done audiobooks lately that I was beginning to wonder if good ones still existed. Here is one. The story of the "shop girl" and the Earl and a murder and a fire and relatives and a coal mine made for interesting reading/listening. The characters were either likeable or not, appropriately. I enjoyed Novak's writing so much I may be persuaded to read her contemporaries and that's not easy for me to say.

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By Anne Marie Carter on 01-09-18

Through the Smoke

What did you love best about Through the Smoke?

I needed to know what was going to happen to the main character in the story. She had been through so much and seemed to have so little.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The main character because she was so strong and resilant.

Have you listened to any of Justine Eyre’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No, I have not.

Any additional comments?

No

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By Kindle Customer on 12-01-15

Absolutely Riveting!

The Story - Well written.
The Narrator - Well chosen.
Together - Perfect!

You know it's good when it's all over and you've got a warm happy satisfied feeling behind your smile. Totally enjoyed this!

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