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Celine Winters escapes suspicion of a murder she has not committed by exchanging places with another young woman desperate to avoid marriage to Cord Moreau, whose cruel Creole grandfather is making him marry her in the place of his dead cousin Alex. Too late Celine finds herself married and on a ship leaving New Orleans en route to the West Indies, Cord's happy childhood home. Landis (After All, Jove, 1995) fashions an interesting blend of Creole social history, the tropics, and false identities revealed in the collision of past and present lives. Cord's alcoholic melancholia certainly places him in the wounded hero gallery, but his failings are more than offset by Celine's resourcefulness and the hilarious scheming of his two male servants.-MKC
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This was my first Jill Marie Landis book and I am thrilled to have found this author! I love Celine and Cord, I hated to see this one come to an end. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2001 by Richard C. Harb
This is my first JM Landis book, and I was well pleased. She told a snappy story which painted a colorful picture in my mind. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 1998
When I started to read Jill Marie Landis books I didn't know what I was in for. Now I search every store I go into for her books. Read morePublished on Oct. 29 1998