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Publisher: Avon/Harper Collins
Release Date: July 27, 2004
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Historical Romance

Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Barbara Buhrer
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Brighter Than the Sun
By Julia Quinn

   Charles Wycombe, the Earl of Billington, must marry before his 30th birthday or he will lose his inheritance.

   To escape the insufferable fiancé selected by her father, Eleanor Lyndon needs a new home.

   The two find a solution to their mutual problems by agreeing to wed in a platonic marriage of convenience. Eventually to their surprise and delight they find themselves attracted to each other and the marriage of convenience threatens to become anything but. Their path though is threatened with misunderstandings, deceit, calamity and peril. Charles' cousin, Cecil, will stop at nothing, even murder, to gain the title and fortune, placing Charles' life at risk.

   This light hearted romance with the developing love of Eleanor and Charles is believable. The plot is well constructed with witty dialogue, humorous situations, and a few funny characters. The heroine is refreshing; the hero charming.

   An excellent book to pick up to ease the tensions of life....