The Golden Leopard

The Golden Leopard

by Lynn Kerstan

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Overview

Lady Jessica "Jessie" Carville gave up on up men six years ago, after being deserted by Lord Hugo Duran, the man she loved beyond all reason. She has carried on with her life and . . . shockingly . . . with her career. Although most of Society frowns upon a woman in business, Lady Jessica is a natural at collecting and selling antiques. She's put the past behind her until one night at an auction, when Duran shows up. He's back in England, and he has plans that involve her. Can she resist what he has in mind?



Duran, though willful and mysterious, is a gentleman-when it suits him. Yet he left his lover without so much a note saying why. Now he's on a mission filled with danger. If he doesn't succeed, he will die. Can he convince Jessica to help him without endangering her as well?



Lynn Kerstan, former college professor, folksinger, professional bridge player, and nun, is the author of sixteen romance novels and four novellas, all set in Regency England.



A RITA winner and five-time RITA Finalist, her books are regularly listed among the best in the Regency genre. The Golden Leopard and Heart of the Tiger were selected by Library Journal for its Best Books of the Year list (2002 and 2003), and Dangerous Passions was named by Booklist as one of the Top Ten Romances of 2005.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611941395
Publisher: BelleBooks
Publication date: 07/20/2012
Series: The Big Cat Trilogy , #1
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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The Golden Leopard 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good adventure romance, witty, a little steamy.
arlenadean More than 1 year ago
Author: Lynn Kerstan Published by: Onyx Age Recommended: Adult Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Book Blog For: GMTA Rating: 4 Review: "The Golden Leopard" by Lynn Kerstan was a novel with action adventurous historical romance that had a 'exotic settings, intensed scenes and some undercurrent of humor' all rolled up together making this a good read. This novel is the first in series for this author. You will find that the hero and heroine( Duran & Jessica) who had a torrid romance along with the adventures they endured. I did find this novel definitely a combination of 'Indiana Jones and Romancing the Stone' and loaded with twist and turns and amazing action. This was one read that I could put down...with all of its suspense. The setting for "The Golden Leopard" was in India and England...where you will find this read filled with 'dark plots, cultural differences, greed, passion, family dynamics and less not leave out the snobbery of the ton.' You will find all of the characters are well developed and interesting keeping the read alive. So, if you are interested in a historical settings with a mixture of adventure, romance and a story that will move swiftly you have come to the right place for "The Golden Leopard" would be recommended to you as a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book that kept me interested throughout.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by this author. I enjoyed it though i like novels where the man is powerful wealthy. This story starts in india and has lots of adventure. It is different from other stories but interesting and ends well. The romance is very good.
Darla on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lynn Kerstan is an author whose books I generally enjoy very much, but unfortunately, she hasn't had anything new out for a while, so I'm picking up her backlist here and there.Lord Hugo Duran is in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is captured in India after another Englishman stole the priceless golden leopard deemed necessary to the nizam's rule. He's sentenced to death as a spy and thief, but is granted conditional freedom when he says he's had a dream that he's to restore the leopard.So he has one year to find the golden leopard or die, and to that end, he returns to England with an assassin as a bodyguard/valet and unseen "others" keeping him under constant watch. Unfortunately, the time of the journey is also included in that year, so he's down to a matter of weeks once he arrives in England.To find the leopard, he applies to Lady Jessica Carville, whose heart he once broke, and who now works for Christie's auction house as an expert in antiquities.This is not your usual historical romance. It's more an adventure, on the order of Indiana Jones. It's over-the-top and intense, and a fabulous page-turner.Hugo and Jessica are both strong, intelligent characters, and neither is inclined to sentiment--maybe that's why I liked them so much. They're larger than life, both of them strong enough to keep their emotions to themselves to accomplish their goals. And despite their determination, they find themselves falling in love again, fighting it all the way.The character of the assassin Shivaji is a lovely plus--he's mysterious and possessed of an iron-clad resolve to kill Hugo, yet they become friends of a sort.The resolution of Hugo's dilemma is due to brains and cleverness, and is very satisfying.All in all, an absolutely wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Because of the year and where the story took place,I thought that I would not like it. As the story went along,I could not put it down. Worth the money I paid.
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Pads in and says "im alarie may i join?"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shiomi smiled "good job. :)" she turns "im a clouded leopard so its kinda warm here." Kagoni sat there liking his white cleeted paw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would buy another by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable trip to another place and time. Well developed characters, intriguing plot, not an also ran.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
enjoyed the characters, the style and the plot. would also enjoy hearing more about them
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Spottedclan!!!because leapords are spotted. Answer me here if im chosen!!!
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ShiningClan
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first I have read of Kerstan and I was not disappointed. Very well written with characters that are very real. Great story too. I highly recommend you give her a try. I cannot wait to read the next installment and am going to buy it right now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any 1 on?
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She grood herself
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Take over for now.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What country do you live in?.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just to get the question out....have you ever thought about having kits?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This adventure tale begins in India but most of it takes place in England. The unlikely hero gains your respect as the character grows and the "bad guy" is an enigma that keeps you wondering.
pugsnhugs More than 1 year ago
great read, kept me interested and turning pages