For old time's sake

French aristocrat Fabienne Argonac Craigmont escaped the Reign of Terror—only 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 instead—and concludes that Mrs. Ravenwood must be his mistress. And as their letters grow more intimate, Fabienne finds herself recklessly divulging long-held secrets—while 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...


by Janet Mullany

Signet (Regency)
September 1, 2005
ISBN #0451216369
EAN #9780451216366
224 pages
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