Kelly, Carla, The Admiral’s Penniless Bride

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Kelly, Carla, The Admiral’s Penniless Bride,  (Richmond, Surrey:  Harlequin (UK) Limited, 2010).

Title:  The Admiral’s Penniless Bride

Author:  Carla Kelly

Imprint:  Historical

Issues:  Bereavement; Debt; Embezzlement; Gendered Expectations (Women); Suicide; Unemployment

Blurb:

Sally Paul is down to her last penny. As she spends it on a cup of tea – to stave off being at the mercy of the workhouse – the last thing she expects is an offer of marriage…from a complete stranger!

Admiral Sir Charles Bright’s seafaring days are over–and according to society, that must mean he’s in need of a wife! Discovering Sally’s in need of a home, he offers a solution…

They marry in haste – but will they enjoy their wedding night at leisure?

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