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Marike's World

Catherine M. Rae

Thomas Dunne Books

Just as Marike takes her first adult steps toward love and independence, her lover is called away to take up arms against the British. Soon she finds the blissful life she had envisioned for herself dashed and she must use her wits and inner strength to find her way. Set against the backdrop of revolutionary era New York, Rae's ninth novel brings this period to vivid and thrilling life.

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Chapter OneI can never look back on the terrible fire of 1776, the one that destroyed hundreds of houses as well as Trinity Church, as a blessing, but in a way it was one for me. It saved me not only from the wrath of my parents but also from the ignominy of public disgrace. Of course there were those few (there are always some who suspect something other than what they are told) who treated me cautiously, as if I were not wholly trustworthy, which I guess I am not when you come right down to it.
During the two years that preceded the fire New York was in a state of unrest, so much so that the
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  • Catherine M. Rae

  • Catherine M. Rae is the author of eight previous novels, most recently Sunlight on a Broken Column and The Hidden Cove. She lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
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    Catherine M. Rae

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