Now Face to Face

By Karleen Koen
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780307406088, 752pp.)

Publication Date: January 8, 2008

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Mass Market Paperback

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Description

The unforgettable sequel to Karleen Koen’s beloved debut, Through a Glass Darkly

A Book-of-the-Month Club main selection


A bride at fifteen, widowed at the tender age of twenty, Barbara, Countess Devane, embarks for colonial Virginia financially ruined by the death of her husband in scandalous circumstances. Dressed in mourning as is proper for a woman, she is patronizingly described as a “fragile black butterfly,” but the fragility is deceiving. She makes a place for herself in the new world, takes lovers and friends across political divides, and questions the established traditions of slavery. Facing enemies she never suspected, she must return to England and deal face to face with the problems created by her husband, who haunts her even in death. Back in London, she quickly finds herself pulled into Jacobite plotting, and the treachery of powerful men suddenly threatens her family, her friends—and a new love.

Now Face to Face sweeps readers from eighteenth-century America to London and brings both worlds to vivid life. It is a magnificent evocation of an era, from the plantations of Virginia to Hanoverian England.




About the Author

KARLEEN KOEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Through a Glass Darkly and Dark Angels, a BookSense pick. She lives in Houston, Texas. Visit her online at www.karleenkoen.com.




Praise For Now Face to Face

“Intrigue, adventure, suspense and love . . . a beautifully written, completely satisfying saga.”
—Jean M. Auel, New York Times bestselling author

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