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Ondine Paperback – 1 January 1988
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- Publisher : Ace Books (1 January 1988)
- Language : English
- ISBN-10 : 0441628605
- ISBN-13 : 978-0441628605
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Set in England in the reign of Charles II in the late 1600s, Graham masterfully weaves in history that makes the era come alive. It is a complex tale of Ondine, the young and very beautiful Duchess of Rochester, whose father is slain by jealous relatives who want his lands--and Ondine--while they also attempt to make it look as if Ondine and her father were trying to slay the king. Ondine, fearing the fate of a traitor, flees into the forest where she joins up with the poor just trying to stay alive. Arrested with them for poaching, she ends up facing the gallows. But in a quirk of history that really happened, she is saved from the noose by an offer of marriage by a passing nobleman, Warrick, Lord Chatham, an earl who is looking for a woman to be his wife as bait to trap the murderer of his first wife. Both have mysteries to solve and neither confides initially in the other as they soon fall in love without admitting it. Warrick had no intention of consummating the odd marriage to the commoner he saved from the gallows, but then he finds his new wife irresistible. Her name, "Ondine", represents a mythical mermaid who is given life mortal by the love of a man.
I loved how Drake wove the mythology into the story. The romance held my interest throughout and one thing I really liked is that the hero here was never mean or cruel to Ondine (though he did pretend it out of concern for her life). There were no disturbing elements here, only splendid writing, a well woven plot and incredible characters you will come to love. I highly recommend this one!