A Debt of Honour

Written by Fenella Jane Miller
Review by Marilyn Sherlock

When Edmund Fox gambles away his entire inheritance he starts a chain of events which his sister is relied upon to sort out. He is given just three months in which to arrange his affairs and repay the debt or lose his fortune, his home and render his grandmother, mother and sisters destitute.

This is another book in the Regency genre, although the only hint as to the era in which it is set is a reference to Constable staying in the area and the fact that the estate in question, Grove House, is in Dedham in Suffolk. It is clearly a romance overlaid with a large slice of melodrama, and the final pages lack all credibility for the age in which the tale is set.

A romantic novel it may be, but an historical one it most definitely is not.