Fifteen years after the Civil War, Francesca Standish is poor and a spinster. Nate Richardson is determined to obtain the patent for a machine that can earn him a fortune in the tobacco industry. Francesca names the price: the rights to the machine in return for marriage to her.
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AN ENTHRALLING ROMANTIC TALE WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE HEROINE IN THE GREAT TRADITION OF 'GONE WITH WIND' AND 'SCARLETT'.
Francesca ‘Chess’ Standish, before the Civil War a wealthy young debutante, is now a poor, greying, spinster…until a young farmer from North Carolina knocks on her door. Nate Richardson arrives with land, driving ambition, and a secret obsession for his brother’s wife.
In return for the machine that will make Nate’s fortune, Chess names her price: marriage to her and a partnership in the business.
Chess is suddenly plunged into the new South and the cut-throat world of the tobacco industry – a world of rivalries, wealth, passion and temptation. Soon Chess must risk losing her life and her new husband for a forbidden love…About the Author:
Alexandra Ripley is one of America’s most highly praised writers of historical fiction. She has written several bestsellers, including ‘Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s ‘Gone With the Wind’, ‘Charleston’, and ‘From Fields of Gold’.
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