DEDICATION by JANET MULLANY
For old time's sake
French aristocrat Fabienne Argonac Craigmont escaped the
Reign of Terroronly to lose her head over the rakish
Adam Ashworth. As she remembers it, he seduced and
abandoned her; Adam, however, still feels the sting of her
rejection. When a surprise meeting brings them together
years later, he is a widowed, respectable country gentleman,
and the innocent convent schoolgirl has become a
sophisticated patroness of the arts, living on the bohemian
outskirts of the ton.
Despite the popularity of her salon, Fabienne is lonely, and
she begins a correspondence with the reclusive Mrs.
Ravenwood, whose gothic novels have taken London by storm.
When Fabienne goes in search of the authoress at her country
home, she finds a very evasive Adam Ashworth
insteadand concludes that Mrs. Ravenwood must be his
mistress. And as their letters grow more intimate, Fabienne
finds herself recklessly divulging long-held
secretswhile her encounters with Adam leave her torn
between distrust and desire....
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"Brava for first time writer Mullany!"
Reviewed by Deborah Macgillivray
Posted November 3, 2006
I got tired of Regencies, for a simple reason - no matter
how good they are, they just blended in my mind. When I
finished one, they soon faded into the "Regency
Collective", sort of like the Borg on Star Trek! So, it's
delightful to see one standing out from Read more...
"Unique Regency is a definite Keeper"
Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted November 5, 2006
I particularly liked this story because it was different
from the usual regency plots. No rake despoiling the
virginal debutant, no besotted pier mooning after a totally
unsuitable girl. This is a story of long lost love, but
unlike others of its ilk, this pair didn't waste years
pining Read more...