Avon Books / Harper Collins
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Claudia Turner VanLydegraf
Notes: Sort of soft-romantic encounters and visions.
Not overly graphic, but enough to tantalize
Love and the Single Heiress
By Jacquie D’Alessandro
D’Alessandro writes the way a person wants to feel. She expresses
the thoughts and needs of a woman who is starting to come out from
under her immaturity and is becoming what she is supposed to be.
During that ride, she learns that there are always things that a
woman, yes, even a Lady, needs to be whole and feel complete. Enter
Andrew Stanton, who has had a past life that brought him to this
place and this time. He longs for and eventually gets to know and
love this illusive Lady, through the hardships of a position of
uncertainty and longing. Lady Catherine has a past and a secret
that involves a Mr. Charles Brightmore and a highly erotic (for
its time) book, and that threatens to put her out from her societal
trappings. When she thinks that she is a target for nefarious actions,
only to find Mr. Stanton is really the target, she finds her true
understands the needs and mores of the past generations in the English
countryside, and brings those things to today’s lifestyle
and meanings. She makes a woman think about the expectations put
upon her by that society or, even now, this society. Even with all
the freedom and openness of affairs and loving, there are still
things expected and given in relationships. She brings them to the
surface and makes a point to have them understood.
the Single Heiress” is an enjoyable lighthearted read that
in some places will bring a tear to your eyes and a lump in the
throat. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and left it, while still
going over some of the parts and especially the chapter headings
in my mind.