"An innovative romance"
In 1818 England, Marquis George Ramsey apparently dies
while sailing on the Irish Sea with his mistress. George
stuns his son Andrew with the codicil added to his last
will and testament. George insists that his legitimate
heir take care of his mistresses who comforted Andrew ever
since his wife died.
Andrew plans to evict one of George's women from the
family home. However, when he arrives he finds the last
person he expects to see, Kathryn Markinson, who jilted him
years ago. To his amazement he still wants her even after
she introduces him to his young half-brother. Andrew
orders Kathryn to become his mistress, but quickly decides
he needs more from the woman he still loves. However,
Kathryn has deep secrets that she knows she must share with
the man she cherishes, but once he learns the truth he will
discard her as unwanted baggage.
ONCE A MISTRESS is an engaging Regency romance filled
with passion and love so much so that sub-genre fans will
enjoy feasting on the tale. Though a bit thin, the story
line engages the reader because the audience empathizes
with the lead couple and the late George. Fans who relish
an emotional character-driven plot will find Rebecca Hagan
Lee's latest story enticingly fulfilling.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 31, 2001