In All Honour

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Set in the Regency period, this is a sequel to The Wild Card, although you do not need to have read that book to enjoy this. Sarah Davenport’s brother has run up huge debts to Lord Percival, who is suggesting that if Sarah will marry him, he will forgive the debt. Sarah finds him repellent, and is a little afraid of him. She is in love with Greg Thatcham, of whom her best friend seems very fond. Greg also owes Lord Percival money, but he is suspicious of him and the truth of how the debt was run up by his brother. And so the dance begins…

This is a pleasant story, which brings to the fore the fear of poverty experienced by women who had no protection from family. However, Sarah will insist on twisting a lock of hair around her finger rather too often for my taste, and there are rather too many coincidental meetings. And when, oh when, will heroes learn to tell their heroines what is going on? Greg doesn’t, consequently Sarah is kidnapped – though, of course, that does mean he can rescue her in fine style!

 

 

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Century

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(UK) 9780709087304

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224

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