A Perfect Likeness

Written by Sandra Heath
Review by Sara Wilson

Sir Sebastian Sheringham agrees to marry Bryony St Charles after seeing a miniature portrait of her and to honour an ancient agreement made by his late father. Bryony agrees to marry Sebastian to save her father’s estate. It is not a sound basis for an engagement, and events are complicated by the intervention of a mysterious “well-wisher” and the ill-will of arch villain the Duke of Calborough. Misunderstandings abound before a happy ending can be achieved.

This is another jolly read from Sandra Heath, who appears to be specialising in writing joyous period romances, full of wit and passion. Her prose is sparkling and her characters spiky. She also includes an element of mystery to create a pleasing piquancy to the whole affair.