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The Serpent's Tooth Trilogy

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Summary

The time would come when she would be forced to choose between husband and father, guilt and redemption, fate and chance, heart and soul. But for Anne Fairfield, driven by forces beyond her understanding, the path of her choosing was determined long before she was born.

From 18th century London society to life on the colonial frontier; to the battlefields of the American Revolution; New York and Philadelphia, The Serpent’s Tooth trilogy follows Anne through 16 tumultuous years of danger, intrigue, and a love lost and found, as she comes to grips with her past and learns to embrace her fate.

Lord Esterleigh’s Daughter, Book 1: As a child, Anne dreams of the father she never knew, the hero who died fighting the French and their Indian allies in a land across the sea. Her mother’s stories, and fantasies of her own devising, sustain and nurture her through a poor and lonely existence. Until one winter night, a strange man comes to call, and the life she has known comes crashing down like shattered glass.

Forced to confront sordid truths, secrets and lies, the headstrong young woman begins to learn that, like generations of Darvey women ruled by their hearts, she is destined to follow in their footsteps.

Courting the Devil, Book 2: Four years after a near fatal blunder uproots her from her home and inheritance, Anne Darvey, daughter of the Marquess of Esterleigh, finds herself an indentured servant on a farm near Fort Edward in New York, as the British army advances from Canada toward Albany. Driven by guilt over the pain she has caused her father and grief over her lover’s death, she sets out to deliver a message. The consequences lead to the discovery that nothing is as it seems and sets in motion events that lead to love and peril.

The Partisan’s Wife, Book 3: Anne is torn between love for her husband and hope of her father’s forgiveness. As the American forces follow up on their tide-turning victories over the British at Freeman’s Farm and Bemis Heights, Peter is drawn inextricably deeper into the shady network of espionage that could cost them both their lives.

Is his commitment to the Rebel cause stronger than his hard-won love for Anne? Or will her sacrifice tear them apart again...this time

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