A Much Compromised Lady
Glynis Chatwin has a mission: to prove that she is a lady. Glynis and her brother are the children of a union between an English Lord and a Gypsy, and they are searching for the papers that will prove the legality of this union. Nearly caught stealing these papers, Glynis hides in St. Albans’ room to avoid detection, and she disguises herself as his lover. In an attempt to change disguise to reality, St. Albans assists Glynis and her brother in their quest for the missing papers. The results are amusing.
This hero does not try to protect his lady from damage to her reputation, but rather encourages compromise for his own gain. This may disappoint Regency fans, but readers of historical romance will generally enjoy it. Ms. Donnelly has done her research into the lives of Romany people during Regency times. Brief glimpses of Gypsy life throughout the novel are the appealing result.