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Lady Rascal

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Madeleine has been brought up on the rough, tough streets of eighteenth century Paris. With revolution in the hot summer air, the destitute laundry-maid can't resist trying on an extravagant costume liberated from a high class shop during a riot. Meeting her by accident, English gentleman Philip Adamson jumps to the wrong conclusion. Thinking she is an aristocratic young lady in danger from the mob, he sweeps her to safety. Streetwise Madeleine sees a chance to sweet-talk her way into the job of her dreams as companion to Philip's mother. She finds it difficult to keep up the pretence of being a lady, but Philip has his own secrets. When an old scandal resurfaces, loyalty to his family gets Philip thrown into prison. And while Philip's good manners wouldn't let him seduce Madeleine in her guise of innocent young aristocrat, how will he react when her scheming gets him released, and she is forced to confess that she has been living a lie?

Lady Rascal first appeared in hardback and paperback versions, under the pen name Polly Forrester.

About the Author

Christina Hollis is a bestselling author of romantic fiction. She was born in Somerset, England and met her husband on a blind date. After moving to Gloucestershire, Christina produced many non-fiction articles and photographs for national magazines, mainly about life in the countryside.

In 1990 her first full length novel, Knight's Pawn, was published by Harlequin Mills and Boon under the pen name Polly Forrester. During a career break to raise her family, she wrote award-winning short stories. Then in 2007 her first Mills and Boon Modern Romance, The Italian Billionaire's Virgin, was published. Since then, her books have appeared in lists of best sellers all over the world.

'As well as romantic conflict, I like my books to capture the countryside in all its moods,' she says. 'Reading is my idea of luxury - it's the chance to escape from the pressures of everyday life for a while.'

Christina loves to hear from readers. You can contact her via her website, and keep in touch by dropping in to her blog at

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