Avon / Harper Collins
Date: Feb 2004
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By Laura Lee Guhrke
Duke of Tremore, is working an excavation on his English estate.
Daphne Wade, shy and prim, has been hired to restore the priceless
artifacts he has been digging up. She is secretly in love with him,
but he sees her only as an excellent employee.
sister decides to transform this plain young woman into a beauty.
Anthony says it is impossible. When Daphne overhears this, she is
determined to prove him wrong. When she decides to resign, he persuades
her to stay on for another month and offers to instruct her in the
ways of society. He gradually becomes aware of her as a woman, not
just as an employee, and finds himself in love with her. Daphne,
though deeply and secretly in love with him, has doubts about his
sincerity. It is Anthony's purpose now to convince her of his love.
is the usual tale of the ugly duckling turned into a swan. The transformation
of Daphne is a delight to behold. Anthony's dilemma, realizing that
his shy restorer has taken hold of his heart and not knowing what
to do about it, is a study in itself. The story is well plotted
with a delightful cast of characters who keep the action moving
at a constant pace. The dialogue is filled with witty repartee.
pleasant book to pick up to lighten the reader's day....