Very Truly Yours Author:Julie Beard When some mysterious letters are delivered to Jack Fairchild's law office, he sets out to find the young lady who wrote them-and rescue her from a frightful predicament. — Gentle Reader, — I know I've committed an unpardonable act. I should never have read Miss Liza Cranshaw's letters. I assure you I never intended to wrong her. But now that I've ... more »learned of her desperate straits, how can I ignore her plight?
Miss Cranshaw is the daughter of a wealthy merchant. She is being blackmailed into marriage by a wretched nobleman greedy for her dowry. Naturally, I cannot ignore a damsel in distress -- especially one so lovely and so charming -- and am determined to prevent this disastrous union for her sake, though I must admit she has stirred my soul in ways I had not thought possible.
I am aware of my reputation as a rake, and one who has never had more than a passing acquaintance with constancy. And I admit I am a stone's throw away from debtor's prison -- through no fault of my own, I hasten to add. Misfortune, however, is no impediment to heroism. I vow, Gentle Reader, that I will restore my fortune and rescue Miss Cranshaw -- before I land in prison. Just, I beg of you, do not tell her about the letters!
Fun romance. On a scale rating only romantic novels, I'd give it 3 of 5. It's better than many and not as good as others. But as romance readers understand, sometimes you just want to read something that won't involve the graphic killing, maiming or assaulting of anyone. This fits the bill.