Amaryllis by Joyce Proell
This is a gripping, romantic, dramatic, suspenseful and intriguing story. Griffin is loyal, brave, daring and chivalrous. Lily is bold, stubborn, impulsive, fierce and caring. When Lily learns that her father is in prison in the Colonies, where she used to live until her father sent her to England, she decides to go there and help him. After her uncle refuses to help her, she asks an old friend from home, Griffin, to get her on the ship he is sailing home on, but he also refuses. When she thinks that all is lost someone steps in and offers to get her on the ship, the condition for that help is to spy on Griffin, and find proof that he's a traitor. She agrees and spends the trip going through his things and asking questions. When her defiance necessitates a marriage between her and Griffin, they agreeable to a marriage in name only, to be annulled when the get to the colonies. but they didn't plan on falling in love, and not all is as it seems. Serious issues come up that threaten to tear them apart. It's an interesting and thrilling storyline.
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