Date: February 2004
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Historical Romance [1821 Dorset and Bath, UK]
Rachel A Hyde
By June Drummond
Dominic Barr’s father and elder brother are killed in a freak
accident he suddenly finds that he is the new Lord Barr, but he
is also penniless. His nearest neighbor is Kate Safford, the heiress
to a vast fortune and a childhood playmate, but he cannot marry
her for her money, and she does not seem keen on him anyway. But
when she tells him of her father’s dying wish to find the
Twyford Gold, a legendary Saxon treasure possibly buried on his
lands, then the pair of them begin a hunt. This will put them both
in danger, for Dominic has incurred more than one enemy.
This is a well above average and entertaining
Regency, with a most engaging hero and heroine who manage to avoid
a battle of the sexes and falling into the more obvious situations.
Instead, this is one of those books that actually immerses the reader
in a particular time and place. This ought to appeal to anybody
who likes more than just a romance, although if you want searing
passion then you will not find it here. So settle back and enjoy
a gentle but unusual adventure with a fine sense of history and
plenty of local knowledge.