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An Independent Lady (Zebra Regency Romance)
An Independent Lady - Zebra Regency Romance Author:Jeanne Savery Sought-after bachelor Lord Calder is beyond humiliated when his flighty fiancee leaves him at the altar, providing the latest grist for London's gossip mill. Before long, his family is pressuring him to pursue a new match. Miss Barbara Ruthven is well into her twenties, with fiery red hair, independent ways, and an unusually sharp mind. Yet she ... more »seems more intrested in helping him win back his would-be bride than in being courted herself. But the more time Calder spends with "Babs," the more he wonders whether his second prospect should really have been his first....
Barbara Ruthven doesn't need a husband. She's quite content running her family's estate, and views the idea of forced marriage with dread--a fact borne out when she flees an arranged attachment to her second cousin. Babs only returns home after securing her family's promise that the engagement is, indeed, broken. But no sooner does she arrive, when she finds herself striking up a friendship with the dashing Lord Calder, and helping him pursue his own wayward fiancee. Assisting Calder seems like a good idea...until Babs begins to realize that he is quite possibly the only man who could ever capture her heart. And that in fact, he already has....« less
I really enjoyed this book. It deals with spousal abuse, codependency and the recovery process. The story is about the new friend of a young lady who left her groom at the alter due to her terror of men. Although the friend wants to help said young lady to not be afraid of all men, she soon finds that she would rather have the man in question for herself. Great banter and repartee between the characters.