FORTUNE. The word quantifies a smuggler’s hoard of gold, a thief’s casket of priceless gems, a seemingly unattainable sum desperately needed. FORTUNE can also be the worth of a comfortable home, the eyes and smiles of beloved family members, or a wicked talent for deception. FORTUNE may even be destiny, good old-fashioned written-in-the-stars, determined-by-the-fates capital D Destiny.
But this is FORTUNE’S FOLLY where nothing is as it seems. In the mid-1860s, Eden Fitzgerald/O’Rourke is no swooning maiden waiting for the man of her dreams to come along. Alex Banning, a decorated naval officer, has vital duties to perform. Although he and Eden shared a strange adventure when children, he cannot get involved with her now. But irresistible forces draw them together again and again, their attraction culminating in a blazing night of passion.
For one shining moment Eden is in love! But her infatuation swiftly becomes contempt when she discovers Alex is part of the powerful British machine that considers the men of her family criminals and traitors. When her father and brother are arrested and imprisoned, she vows to do whatever is necessary to have them set free. Pregnant with Alex’s child but determined to keep him from finding out, she enters into a marriage of convenience with the scion of a wealthy Canadian family.
When all legal methods of setting her father free fail, Eden learns she can arrange an escape for him. Needing money for this, she turns to highway robbery and becomes the legendary Giselle, a beautiful thief who preys on the wealthy. But soon the hunt is on for the alluring criminal–agents of the Crown, Montreal police, a dangerous smuggler she cheated, a powerful brother-in-law she betrayed–who will capture her? And will Alex deliver her to those authorities to whom he owes his own freedom?
Moving from Ireland to England, to the just-born Dominion of Canada, FORTUNE’S FOLLY is a tale of love and hate, intrigue and greed, power and passion. A historical romantic saga, it is at its most basic level, a sexy love story.
Action moves from Ireland to England to the British colonies in Canada.
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