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Embrace and Conquer

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The handsome mercenary demands her surrender...

Félicité despises the Spanish and their mercenaries who march into New Orleans to subdue the French Creoles revolting against Louisiana's transfer to Spain. Still, she is not foolish enough to insult them. It's her adoptive brother Valcour who does that, though she gets the blame. Because of it, and in a desperate bid to prevent the execution of her father for treason, she becomes the mistress of ruthless Irish privateer and Spanish officer, Lt. Colonel Morgan McCormack.

Morgan regrets his misjudgment of Félicité but cannot let her go, not even after her father faces a firing squad. When she flees New Orleans to join brother following the tragedy, he sails in her wake aboard his vessel, the Black Stallion.

Félicité lands on a tropical island that's a pirate haven where desperate men vie to have her. Though claimed once more by the Irish privateer, she must rescue him in her turn, for someone will stop at nothing to see them both dead. Can courage and desperate desire ever lead to trust and love?

New York Times and Publishers Weekly Bestseller
A Doubleday Book Club Selection

(Please note, this novel was first published in 1981 when forced seduction in romance was not the hot-button issue it is today. If these types of scenes offend you, please consider another of Jennifer's books in The Louisiana History Collection instead.)

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