Eternal Deception

Eternal Deception

by Jane Steen


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Love or independence? Few choices remain for Nell and her new family on the Kansas frontier…

Kansas, 1872. Unwed mother Nell Lillington hopes to support her daughter Sarah and friend Tess by working as a seamstress in an isolated seminary. When her only ally among the seminary's leaders dies, she must choose between returning to her old life in Chicago and remaining in charge of her destiny.

As her talent as a dressmaker begins to win her commissions, Nell attracts the attention of two suitors: Reiner Lehmann, a wealthy senior student, and Judah Poulton, an impoverished professor. Shocking news from back home and another death at the seminary press Nell to make her decision. A disastrous winter journey, a treacherous game, and an impossible love could finally wrest control of Nell's life out of her hands for good.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780985715076
Publisher: Aspidistra Press
Publication date: 10/31/2016
Series: House of Closed Doors , #2
Pages: 372
Sales rank: 395,554
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

About the Author

Jane Steen was born in England, lived in Belgium for 16 years, then spent 19 years in the US before returning to England. She's held corporate writing jobs covering areas as diverse as translating technical articles for aerospace magazines and the US government, providing editorial guidance for non-English-speaking lawyers, drafting contracts, writing fundraising appeals, and creating marketing copy for realtors.

Her passion for literature, particularly fiction with nineteenth-century settings, eventually led her to write and publish her own novels. Jane is an active member of the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Historical Novel Society.

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Eternal Deception 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is so far from what I usually read but I am so taken with this trilogy, I can hardly put them down, so glad I stumbled on to them they have been so enjoyable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have fallen in love with this author. If you like historical novels as much as I do, you will love this series. I have already down loaded the final edition and cant wait to read it. Highly recommend. CB
Anonymous 5 months ago
I can't put these books down. Truly a well-crafted and enjoyable series! ?...wjj
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of “free” fiction on Nook. Often they are fraught with grammatical errors and, in the case of historical fiction, anachronisms. This book and its prequel are a refreshing departure from that. The plot is well-thought-out and executed. The characters are believable. Excellent book—can’t wait to read the third in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After finishing the first book in the series I was anxious to see what happens next! I was even more enthralled by this book. I loved the characters and raced through to see what would happen next. Looking forward to the next chapter in Nell's life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am drawn to the authors style and literary pacing. Introspective and insightful. She creates such an empathy for the characters ... an unwed 20 year old mother in the 1800s asserting herself? Being strong and assertive? Blasphemous but thrilling. Someone had to begin. I found myself cheering for Nell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nice cast of characters, good story line. It was great to have clean language and romance rather than.explict sex .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A a very good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the fact ,that a full chapter wasn't spent going over the first book. The characters all fit so nice to the story. I had no problem picturing everything in my head. I love the Victorian period and can't wait to get into the third book. This has been an excellent story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every aspect of the book. Kept me riveted and wondered what Nell was in for next. Nice to read a clean, no profanity, no sex, no typo book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent read can't wait to sink into the next one