The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane

Written by Elizabeth Boyle
Review by Audrey Braver

The London Season of 1810 is beginning, bringing scores of husband-hunting mommas and daughters in from their country seats. Among them are the beautiful Tempest sisters, Lavinia and Louisa, who just happen to be identical twins. Lavinia is excited about the gowns, balls and matrimonial prospects that are before them, while Louisa, happy as she is on her sister’s behalf, can’t wait for it to be over so she can return to their home where she plans to remain a spinster and take care of her father. Adding something new to this typical season is a disaster at Almack’s; the rehashing of an old scandal; a reclusive Viscount dealing with a wounded leg and a guilt-ridden conscience; a meddling, matchmaking Duke; a stoic cook; an elderly butler; and two adorable orphans. Elizabeth Boyle is a mistress of the historical romance genre. The Viscount Who Lived Down the Lane is the fourth novel in the Rhymes With Love series, and it’s a delightful and diverting read.