Talk of the Town
Daphne Ingleside’s Aunt Effie is a woman with a Past. Once the toast of the town, she is now scandalously divorced and living in reduced circumstances. So when Daphne suggests she sell her memoirs, Effie agrees. Word soon reaches her former well-to-do acquaintances and, misunderstanding, they believe that her potential revelations form part of an elaborate blackmail plot. Unaware of the rumours abounding and suddenly awash with attentive visitors, Daphne and Effie launch into Society with a flourish, only to find their way blocked by the very eligible and extremely angry Duke of St Felix. Exasperated by the young man’s insinuations, Daphne leads him a merry dance before realising she has fallen deeply in love with a man far beyond her expectations.
What a delightful frothy read Talk of the Town is. Although not perhaps the most literary of novels, this Regency romance delivers just what it should – intrigue, misconceptions and plenty of romantic thrills. Perfect for idling away an afternoon sitting in the sunshine with a cool drink close at hand.