In 1813 London, Peter Blessing gambles more than he can afford to lose knowing his older brother John will bail him out if he loses as he has done so many times before. However, John is not only fed up with Peter's cavalier attitude, he fears his sibling's hedonistic habits are destroying him. Adopting tough love, he refuses to pay off Peter's debt. Peter decides what is common practice for his era and find a wealthy heiress to marry within three months or else.
At a soiree, the infamous rake's mistress introduces him to the two Preston sisters, the older kind Melanie and the younger way too tall termagant Winifred. Peter decides to woo Winnie because of her large dowry, but she is aware that he is a fortune hunter in desperate need of funding. Meanwhile Melanie begins to fall in love with John, a widower with demons to bury. Will Peter and Melanie obtain their goals?
BLESSING IN DISGUISE is a warm relationship Regency romance that stays within sub-genre guidelines, but provides a fun to read tale. The story line engages the audience as the two sets of siblings have interesting yet somewhat strained relationships that are tested further when the quartet meet. Though Winnie is a bit too much of a know it all, the audience will still enjoy her ability to rip the decadent Peter to shreds. Melanie and John play secondary roles, but their rapport provides an interesting counterpoint to the tumultuous scenario between Peter and Winnie. Jenna Mindel debuts with a warm novel that will provide much pleasure to sub-genre readers.