The Deception first appeared in April 1983 as a Signet
Regency with the title An Intimate Deception. I've
completely rewritten the story (in 1998) so that it's now
a full-bodied historical romance. It has a brand-new
beginning and a brand-new ending, and I've improved
everything in-between to make it richer, bolder, more fun,
and more adventurous.
The Duke of Portsmouth offers an impecunious half- French
relative a job as his young son's nanny. What he quickly
discovers is that he wants her, badly. What he discovers
far more slowly is that she isn't at all what she seems.
Evangeline de Beauchamps is in way over her head. She has
far more to cope with than a nineteen-year-old virgin
should ever have. To top it all off, she must play an
experienced widow with a man who knows women as well as he
knows his horses, or so he thinks.
You'll see Phillip and Sabrina Mercerault from The Offer
and hear more about the famous cat races of southern
Write me and let me know what you think of The Deception.