Patricia Cabot doesn't write a book with a short fuse but a long burning fuse that builds wonderfully in Educating Caroline. I genuinely like the two main characters and their growing relationship, they were real and plesant to be around, as it were. There were lots of cool (and acurate) historical details, I even had to look a few of them up! Intelligent and quick witted, a good find for the genre.
(From book cover) Warmhearted passion and love-struck laughter light up this dazzling novel.
This was a very enjoyable book. I very much liked Lady Caroline and Braden. They were interesting and I enjoyed all their interactions. Lady Caroline is stronger and more interesting than your standard heroine during this time and Braden is not as tough as he likes to think he is. The style and the characters reminded me a little bit of Amanda Quick's writing. I highly recommend this book.
Lady Caroline Linford is horrified to discover... her fiancé, the Marquis of Winchilsea, in the arms of another woman. Unfortunately, Victorian society considers such masculine peccadilloes a trifle; canceling their imminent wedding would be unthinkable. But Caroline's wish is for the man she is to marry to desire only her...and she seeks lessons in the art of romance from the best teacher: London's most notorious rake. Braden Granville may be a famous lover... but he has no intention of taking part in Caroline's scheme -- until he learns she has something he wants: the name of his own unfaithful fiancée's lover. As their passionate tutelage begins, sparks fly -- and the lines between teacher and student fall away. Now there is just one last lesson to learn: on the subject of true love, the heart chooses its own unpredictable ways.