Bittersweet Revenge Author:Gail Whitiker He courted her with lies but the truth was even worse. Miss Regana Kently had no reason to hope that she of all ladies would attach the interest of the "Unmarriageable Earl" of Wesmorlen. That she had was plain for all to see, yet when he asked her to become his countess, no one could have been more surprised than she. Regana floated on cloud... more »s of happiness which were hiding the storm to come. For when she discovered the earl's duplicity, she broke the engagement, which broke her heart.« less
This is a good example of a typical older Regency Romance: a misunderstanding or "resistance to the truth" (either a character is resisting his/her true feelings, or there's some outside circumstance that keeps them from admitting their true feelings) that lasts for a bit more than 2/3 of the story. These characters are well written, the plot is OK, but I'm not a big fan of these kinds of novels. They pass the time, but don't linger in the memory.