From Library Journal
Determined to protect her younger sister from the lecherous advances of their stepfather and to see her well married, fiery Charity Leonard embarks on a daring scheme: Posing as a recent widow, she takes her sister, Prudence, to London for the Season. However, Charity is faced with the devastating possibility of having her charade exposed by a dangerous, attractive, and observant rake, the Earl of Tyndale. Well-drawn, and nice sympathetic characters; descriptions and dialog that provide both a good sense of the period; and some nice writing recommend this traditional, thoughtfully written Regency. Mack (A Temporary Betrothal, Signet, 1995) lives in Virginia.
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When Charity Leonard's mother died, leaving the flame-haired young lady without either father or fortune, it was up to Charity alone to protet her all-too-innocent sister Prudence from the evils of the world and the mischief of men. If Charity had to pose as a respectable widow to act as Prudence's guardian in the marriage mart, so be it.
Now, however, Charity's plan to win Prudence wedded bliss was threatened by a man as monstrously cynical as he was highborn and handsome. Not only did Lord Tyndale mock morality by flaunting his mistress in public, he seemed bound and determined to prove that Charity's propriety was merely a pose. It was bad enough that this libertine lord was out to destroy Charity's disguise. Even worse, he was equally intent on breaking down her defenses. And if she did not stop him, she would be unmasked as well as undone...