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December 05 , 2010

The Cobra's Daughter


Madeline Abergayle was the eldest daughter of Lord Abergayle of Basingstoke, England. Her life was predictable and tediously proper, until her mother decided upon a scheme and they traveled to Cairo. Days after their arrival her mother fell ill and she and her sister, Veronica, were given into the care of their Cousin Wendy. Not two days after Mrs. Waters became their guardian she wed Mr. Doyle and Madeline’s predictable world was tossed into the Nile. As a ward of the Doyle’s she was given the opportunity to become more than her class ever expected of her and encouraged to do so.

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Is it possible for these couples to overcome disappointment and distance and find true love?

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