Ginny’s grandaunt, the dowager duchess of Marcross, asks her to check on her “roses” in the country. Ginny agrees, even when she learns her escort will be her grandaunts nephew Sir Anthony. Along the way, Ginny’s abigail becomes ill and some highway men steal their carriage. Finally rescued along the roadside by Lord and Lady Barrington and their daughter Lucinda, they find they must stay at the Barrington’s for a fortnight while Ginny’s maid heals from the chicken pox, as well as to ensure that all those at the house do not have the chicken pox and will not spread the illness. Ginny detests Sir Anthony but seems to be falling in love with him. Lucinda is in love with Lord Avery, also visiting as a stranded guest, but longs for excitement and adventure, as due to previously having the chicken pox, she missed her coming out ball. Will each girl get the man she loves or be destined to marry the wrong man due to some confusions that take place during their confinement?
Well-written with high-spirited characters, this novel will catch the reader’s attention from page one. This regency novel will have the reader laughing at each misfortune and exciting event, as readers compare Ginny to that of Elizabeth Bennett and Sir Anthony to that of Mr. Darcy in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Set with regency England as the backdrop, readers will be wanting more from this best-selling, award winning regency romance author.
Series: Miss Delacourt
Genre: historical fiction; romance; regency
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: October 1, 2008
Number of pages: 263
Other books in this series:
2-Miss Delacourt Has Her Day
3-Lady Crenshaw’s Christmas
4-Lord Haversham Takes Command
5-The Lord Who Sneered and Other Tales