|Publisher: Avon/Harper Collins
Date: July 25, 2004
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|Reviewer: Barbara Buhrer
Barrett is an unconventional beauty who doesn't care for society's
rules. Answering to the name of "Henry," she rebels against
convention by wearing breeches. For years now she has been managing
the Cornwall estate of her elderly guardian.
When her guardian
dies, a distant cousin, William Dunford, London's most elusive bachelor,
inherits the estate. Dunford is stunned to learn that he has inherited
property, a title and a ward. He arrives in Cornwall determined
to assume his inheritance, but Henry is also determined to run the
estate without any help from Dunford.
return to London, Dunford tries to turn Henry into a lady and in
doing so makes her the darling of the town. This he finds is not
to his liking, since he discovers his feelings for Henry go beyond
those of a guardian.
This is a
lighthearted story of a strong and caring man and an enchanting,
capable woman. The playful banter between the two is delightful.
The reader thinks of the characters as people one might know and
shares their emotions, their passions, their sorrows, their dreams.
The scenes of Regency society with its gaiety and revelry are successfully