One of Metzger's zanier entries (which is saying something!), with all the myriad Mrs. Podell's, errant relatives, and, of course, the dogs. What would a Metzger be without a dog?
Barbara Metzger has hit a real gem with this one. From the hilarious first chapter, where practically everyone faints i knew that this was going to be a winner. It was a wonderful diversion from the usually melodramatic and serious romances that dominate the shelves. I was laughing the whole time at the situations that Aurora was constantly getting herself into.
And I haven't even gotten started yet on neurotic Aunt Ellenette and her alter-ego pug dog, the oft-quoted Frederick. Then there's the monkey, gift of an eccentric aristocratic lady who has the goods on everyone in the beau monde....(Keep an eye on Nialla's evil cat, too...) The cast of characters, animal and human, will have you laughing out loud. Oh, that last line, you wonder? Here it is:
"....that's not me purring."
Barbara Metzger, how DO you come up with these zany plots? (Also recommended: A Loyal Companion, and The Primrose Path---all good prescriptions for fun and laughter.)
Barbara Metzger is always a great read.
Love with a perfect stranger.
Aurora Halle McPhee, a girl of humble (some might way unconventional) background, cannot believe her luck when she is betrothed to the dashing, well-bred Harland Podell. Aurora soon learns, however, that the match is too good to be true when the nuptials are interrupted--by the brother of the groom's wife!
Kenyon Warriner, Earl of Windham, is determined to foil that bigamous bounder Podell before he disgraces another innocent female as he did Kenyon's own sister. The earl will save Miss McPhee's honor.
Even if he must wed her himself...