After three failed season attempts Carolina Finmere has had enough with trying to find herself a mate. She has
accepted that her plain, ordinary looks and shy demeanor will always be a road block to finding true love and
happiness. Instead of trying another season in London, she decides to forgo it to visit her grandmother in Bath.
Carolina spends her days in Bath taking long walks; she finds that this is the one activity that keeps her
mind from wondering if she will ever be a wife and mother. On one of her excursions she notices a man who is
gravely wounded and scarred. Each step he takes is apparently only through great pain and concentration.
Each time she encounters the stranger Carolina finds that she wants to know more about the man of mystery. She
gets up the courage to question her grandmother. She learns that his name is Lord Alexander Quainton, and he is a
wounded war hero of the Peninsular War. With his scars he makes himself a recluse from society. With this
information her interest in meeting him only heightens.
The opportunity to be introduced comes one day through her grandmother and his mother. The introduction was
brief but she found herself enchanted by his quick wit and charming personality. Through her eyes his scars seem to
disappear and she sees a man so worthy of a woman’s love. When he asks her to accompany him on his daily walks she
is delighted to accept his offer.
The next three months she spends time accompanying him on his daily walking routine. She learns that he uses
these walks as a form of exercise. With each outing she finds herself growing more in love with him. She knows that
her days of having him to herself are coming to an end, for in September he is scheduled to leave with his mother.
She is reluctant to let him just walk out of her life without sharing her feelings of devotion. Will she get the
courage to reveal her true feelings and will they be returned?
Lesley-Anne McLeod’s Carolina’s Walking Tour is an outstanding tribute to the Regency genre. This is the
perfect way to spend a quiet Sunday afternoon. You will quickly be drawn into the overall drama unfolding in this
memorable story. Regency fans, this is the type of story that will make your day, the emotional impact alone will
take your breath away. Very highly recommended.