Reviewer: "ketera" (Euclid, OH United States) -
On the morning of the arrival of Miss Madeleine Murrow, Lord Ethan Ambrose awoke to find an abandoned infant by his bed. Is the little tyke the offspring of his deceased brother, Lucan? There is no question but to assume responsibility for the child. But Ethan must also marry the wealthy, conservative Miss Murrow or fail to keep his promise to Lucan to restore their crumbling ancestral home. If Miss Murrow takes offense at the babe's presence and unknown parentage, the engagement is off! Miss Madeleine Murrow may indeed be quiet, but her opinion are intelligent and her sense of mischief strong. When she demonstrates tenderness toward Ethan's new charge, her fianc is delighted to learn he'd completely underestimated his future wife. Together, Madeleine and Ethan set out to uncover the child's identity-and the secret of Lucan's untimely death-only to discover that in joining forces, they've also become partners in love...
An outrageous romp and a delightful story. I very much recommend this book to those who love the regency period. A wonderful read and a fine example of regency writing!
I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did - I expected a regular, run of the mill regency, a pleasant, quick read.
This book was more about the two leads working together to solve a mystery (in order to get engaged) then it was about them falling in love - they were in love with each other almost from the start. And that was the only negative about it - the one day the groom is drinking himself into oblivion because his betrothed-to-be is about to arrive, the next he's in love with her.
Otherwise, it was a really good book.