A Riveting Thriller of Unbridled Passion and Suspense
One day you wake up in your tiny cell-like room with four cold bare walls and realize you’re twenty-one years old and have no memory of the first eleven years of your life. Confused by the dreams that keep haunting you, you cry out in despair, “Oh, my God, why am I here? Why was I brought here? Will I have to spend the rest of my life here? Do I have a family? Who am I?”
Beautiful young Gabrielle Hampshire struggles to find answers. Try as she may, she remembers only that an unknown man delivered her to the austere convent on the outskirts of Paris when she was but eleven years old, and she has been tormented ever since by dreams and visions of frightening red flashes that terrify her. The answers to where she came from, who she is, and why she is in a French convent are a total mystery—until one day when the unexpected occurs. A letter arrives from England from a man describing himself as Solicitor Collingswood and informing her of her father’s death. “Since you are the only surviving kin of Lord Hampshire,” he writes, “it is imperative that you decide what to do about your father’s estate.”
Gabrielle is ecstatic. For the first time in years, she feels a connection to her unremembered past. Excited and prepared to travel to England, she desperately hopes that in returning to the environment of her childhood days, she will regain the memory of her early life and discover her identity. With the willing assistance of Mother Superior, Gabrielle sets sail across the English Channel to Dover, where she meets Jonathan Briercliff.
Fortune smiles on handsome, debonair Jonathan Briercliff, future Duke of Falkhurst, who finds the perfect candidate for the wife he seeks when he rescues a beautiful young woman from an overturned coach. In the aftermath of awakening feelings between them, he discovers Gabrielle is the daughter of the man he defensively killed in a card game after winning title to Hampshire Manor, which Gabrielle believes she now owns. He concocts a growing web of lies to keep her from learning the truth, which he fears will drive her away. Then setting his course of enticement, he expertly seduces her to a state of passionate desire and follows with a proposal of marriage.
What ensues is unrelenting action in a wildly convoluted story of unbridled passion, outrageous deceit and shocking injustice, a story of mystery, intrigue and life-changing conflicts, a riveting story of spellbinding suspense and swashbuckling adventure. In Jeanette Cooper’s thrilling new novel, the action is fast-paced, exciting, and will keep you on the edge of your seat late into the night to the very end of its wonderfully satisfying resolution.
Impending Danger is meticulously researched and masterfully written. What a romance! What an adventure! If you miss reading this enthralling novel, you will miss one of the best literary offerings of a lifetime!
Richard Lee Orey, Author
The Paradise of Revenge