This Other Eden
By Marilyn Harris
In the 18th Century English countryside, Thomas Eden sits as the last Lord of Eden Castle. A man of brooding desire and sudden passion, he finds himself able to take any woman he likes. Until Marianne Locke. A beautiful, fiery servant girl, Marianne would rather submit to the cruel kiss of the whip than suffer the lust of a man she did not love.
After a horrendous public lashing, Marianne is sent in humiliation her sister Jane in London, to regain her health and spirit. But her troubles seem to be just beginning. Jane’s heart bears no love for Marianne, only a bitter envy of the captivating girl whose beauty and style eclipse her own – and Lord Eden’s own arrival in London is the perfect opportunity for Jane’s malevolence. Still struck by Marianne’s charms, it seems Eden now has an ally in obtaining Marianne for his pleasure…
This Other Eden is the first in a series of six historical romance novels exploring the lineage of the Lockes and the Edens.
Marilyn Harris (1931 – 2002) was an American author best known for her seven-novel Eden series, an historical saga about the Eden family of England. Born and raised in Oklahoma, her first collection of short stories, King’s Ex, was published in 1967. A prolific author, her work has been translated into many languages, including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Japanese.