Date: February 2003
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Historical Romance [1888 Franklin, Pennsylvania]
Faith V. Smith
Some Sexual Content
Ms. George's previous medieval romance, The Spellbinder.
She pulled me by the genuine emotions of both the hero and heroine.
Parker has no great expectations for her life. She is content to
help her dad at the family store and to stay at home. When she loses
her father unexpectedly, her life takes a definite turn in the change
department. She is the only heir to the family business, and she
plans on taking up where her father left off, but his will puts
a crimp into her goal for the future. A codicil added to his will
states that she must marry within six months of his death or the
store will be sold. The newly-widowed Lord Edmond Eastwood is the
only man she is interested in. She might as well hang her hopes
on the brass ring at the merry- go-round in the park, for his heart
is buried with his wife. Or is it?
Eastwood is not in a trusting mood. His supposedly dead wife was
alive and well the last time he saw her. Their divorce created one
of the biggest scandals in London society. His arrival in provincial
Pennsylvania was an escape route; his father, the Duke, ordered
him to vacate his country of origin until the gossip died down.
He hated his life and the small town he was entombed in; or he did
until he met the naïve and refreshing Lindsey. He forsakes
his own grief over his destroyed marriage to help the beautiful
Miss Parker through hers. When she turns her innocent gaze on him,
Edmond finds that the heart he thought was dead can still beat with
something other than hate.
Ms. George's tale of romance runs
true-to-form. Love never runs smoothly, but travels a path that
takes a reader on an incredible journey. The conflict is enticing,
and the love scene is filled with all the romance a reader could