Prelude to Love
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Publisher: Date:1967 - Ace Books
By: Elizabeth Renier
When Sarah Torrens, the prettiest young woman in all of London, discovers the terrible truth about the disreputable and unfaithful character of Anthony Bretherton, her fiancé, she seeks comfort with the family of Crespin Dauncy, her fathers enemy. Crespin, a dashing and idealistic adventurer, is an outspoken critic of English slavery. When it is disclosed that Sarahs father uses slaves labor on his merchant ships, she is shocked into a new awareness of her own social consciousness, and the realization that it is Crispin, not Anthony, whom she loves. Crespin returns her love and Sarah faces a heart-searching dilemmafor highborn girls in eighteenth century England do not easily break engagements without reflecting on their honor . . .