Lovely widow Elizabeth French was madly in love with her husband, even after he turned on her
and treated her so badly. Now she has put the past behind her and is to marry Sir Alexander
Norrington, a man totally different in looks and temperament to the late James French. But a
few weeks before the wedding, she spots a man who looks uncannily like her first husband and
falls in love with him. Surely she cannot back out now, and why should this unknown man fall
in love with her?
Although this does not contain as much plot as some of Ms Heath’s other Regencies it does
contain her other trademarks of being set in a particular year, with plenty of lush descriptions
of clothes and places. This is an author who does plenty of research and immerses the reader
in the period, so whatever is going on there is no doubt this is a tale set firmly in the
Regency, and 1814 at that. Alongn with an engaging story about two men and two women in love with
the wrong person, there are luxuriant descriptions of balls, as well as unusual sledging
experience and other pastimes of an icy winter. Here is a writer who really manages to bring
the period to life.