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What Love Demands
A spicy Victorian romance written under the penname Renata North
After Maryville’s only doctor perishes in a tornado, his daughter, Cora Patton, assumes his duties until a new doctor can be found. Robert Helston, a dashing, newspaper magnate and widower, wants a new wife to adorn his arm and charm his august company. Weary from duty, Cora is eager to be courted.
Cora’s childhood nemesis, wild, dark-eyed Jim Sinclair, has returned from law school to the delight of the women of Maryville. However, Jim has only ever loved Cora, the one woman who refuses to love him back. While toiling to rescue his family’s farm, Jim must also prevent Cora from making the biggest mistake of her life.