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The Travels of IBN Thomas
James
Hutson-Wiley

Thoma ibn Thomas, the son of a Christian spy to the Muslim world, finds himself in the trail of his father’s life. A life loaded with dangerous encounters, numerous opportunities, and conspiracies. After finishing his formal education as a medical doctor, he embarks on his career in medicine while looking for his father who disappeared many years ago.

Lady Phoebe Smythe was content with her life until she lost everything. A year later, she rents a cottage in Cornwall assuming the guise of a respectable, middleclass widow as she begins to make decisions about her life. What she doesn't expect is to come upon a man half-drowned and shot!

Working class Rose Gardener has finally achieved her goal of opening her own flower shop in London. She’s proud of how far she’s come but still doubts herself, especially when it comes to matters of the heart. The shy, awkward gentleman who frequents her shop is stations above her and would surely not be interested in an honorable relationship.

Since her brother has spent most of his time in England, Lady Marie O’Shea and her sisters have lived in relative freedom in their beloved seaside cottage. With their brother’s return to Ireland, she’s in for a rude awakening as he intends to see his sisters married to prevent them further besmirching the family with scandal.

Lady Cecilia Holmes is attending a month-long wedding house party in the Scottish Highlands with her family, but her heart remains in London where she’d been learning to be a nurse. She spends her time walking the hills and promptly becomes lost. She’s annoyed when her peace is interrupted by a handsome man and his adorable dog, but is soon charmed by them both.

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