Lauren Maitland is a Boston heiress, still in mourning for her fiancé who was lost at sea
six years earlier, during the war with the British. In order to claim her inheritance she has
had to come to Britain, but visiting her cousins in London for the Season has been enjoyable.
While there she meets with attractive Scot Rory Ardmore, the Earl of Glenvane, and secures an
invitation to his sister’s eighteenth birthday ball. Trouble is, she is not keen on the British
and he hates Americans, having recently been married to one!
This is an enjoyable tale of mismatched couples at a house party in a castle, written by that
modern doyenne of Regency romance Sandra Heath. You can therefore expect a polished performance
filled with the requisite frothy romance, and a good period feel. This author’s fortes are her
underpinning of research into the year in which she has set her book and all those lovely images
conjured up by her evocative descriptions. There are some scenes towards the end where certain
cliché situations might have been better avoided, but overall if you enjoy this type of fiction
this is a good example of it and entertaining fare.