From Library Journal
Although she knows the sensible and expected thing to do would be to marry the quite eligible but increasingly irritating and proprietary Harlan Gatesby, free-spirited Merissa Pritchard resists. When the intriguing Captain Alexandre Valmont, an escaped French prisoner-of-war, unexpectedly complicates her life, she suddenly realizes what and who she has been waiting for. A hero and heroine who make you care, a number of well-done secondary characters (including an obnoxious rejected suitor and a younger sister who begs to have a story of her own), and a plot that is both simple and unique characterize this well-researched country Regency. Little-known historical details and a high degree of sexual tension add to the mix. Eastwood (The Persistent Earl, LJ 11/15/94) lives in Rhode Island.