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Title:A Civil Contract
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A Civil Contract by Georgette Heyer

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Civil Contract Adam Deveril Viscount Lynton returns home from war to find his family in financial ruin To help his family he sacrifices his love for the beautiful Julia and marries plain Jenny Chawleigh whose father is a wealthy businessman determined to marry his daughter into a title .

Adam chafes under Mr Chawleigh s generosity and Julia s behavior upon hearing of the betrothal nearly brings them all into a scandal But Jenny s practicality and quiet love for Adam bring him comfort and eventually happiness And over time their arranged marriage blossoms into love and acceptance across the class divide

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Faro's Daughter, Cotillion, Sylvester, Venetia, The Grand Sophy, Arabella, Devil's Cub (Alastair, #2), Frederica, These Old Shades (Alastair, #1), The Convenient Marriage
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