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Only a Hero Will Do

by: Susan Lodge

Marriage to a cruel dandy is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to avoid the match, she raises funds the only way she knows how – by gambling. When her plans go astray, she finds herself on board a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined.

If it wasn’t bad enough declaring one of the pressed men as a woman, Robert Whitington has been tasked with the tiresome job of returning Miss Hetty Avebury safely back to her dysfunctional family. Ten years earlier, his father had gambled away Robert’s inheritance, home, and any chance of marrying the woman he loved. So when Robert discovers Hetty gambling, he takes drastic action to cure her of the habit.

Yet with her family and her self-proclaimed betrothed hot on her heels, can Hetty really trust the doctor?

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Another fabulous historical romantic adventure from the author of Rebellious Cargo.

Meet the Author
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I was born in England's West Country and spent my first years amongst strawberry fields, caves and orchards. Leaving home at eighteen I headed for London and embarked on a career in the Civil Service - gaining a Science degree along the way. So what am I doing writing historical romance? I think it is probably something to do with the ports and cities of the South where I have lived and where you can still feel the echo of the Georgian period. A short story published in a national magazine was my first success which spurred me on to finish and seek a publisher for my novel. I love spell checks, piano, swing dance and musical theater. My ambition has always been to travel into space, but as the years roll by it looks less likely, unless I write a best seller and can book a place on Richard Branson's first flights.
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Overview

Marriage to a cruel dandy is not how Hetty Avebury envisions spending the rest of her life. Determined to avoid the match, she raises funds the only way she knows how – by gambling. When her plans go astray, she finds herself on board a man-of-war under the care of its high handed physician. But Hetty soon realizes that Doctor Withington is not quite the stuffed shirt she had first imagined.

If it wasn’t bad enough declaring one of the pressed men as a woman, Robert Whitington has been tasked with the tiresome job of returning Miss Hetty Avebury safely back to her dysfunctional family. Ten years earlier, his father had gambled away Robert’s inheritance, home, and any chance of marrying the woman he loved. So when Robert discovers Hetty gambling, he takes drastic action to cure her of the habit.

Yet with her family and her self-proclaimed betrothed hot on her heels, can Hetty really trust the doctor?

~~~

Another fabulous historical romantic adventure from the author of Rebellious Cargo.