By Julianne Donaldson
During the carriage ride to Edenbrooke, Marianne and her maid are accosted by a
highwayman and thus begins Marianne's tumultuous, life-changing visit.
She meets a mysterious stranger who may or may not be a gentleman, is
pursued by a fortune hunter, learns about love letters, and falls into a
Humorous, romantic, and lighthearted, Donaldson's
Regency novel is easy to devour. There are shades of Jane Austen and
Georgette Heyer in it, though the characters' speech is less formal and
the plot moves along much quicker. It's also very clean, for those
readers who are squeamish about explicit love scenes.
you like romances, this one will leave you laughing and smiling. Big
doses of wittiness, romance, and lively intrigue make this book a fast
and satisfying read.