"delightful historical romance"
Sir Geoffrey Hamelin heads home after spending four years
in France to attend his sister's wedding. He meets on the
ship Leah of Pecham also going home after causing a scandal
by running off with a lover who deserted her. When the
ship catches fire near Dover, Geoffrey protects Leah and
manages to get her a seat on one of the small rescue
crafts. However, he is injured not long afterward and she
rescues him only to find he probably will die.
Not wanting to leave him, she takes him to her father's
home, but adopts the pretense that he is her husband after
hearing a peasant say so. At her family home, her brother
Odo is upset with the return of the prodigal daughter
because he wants everything his father owns and plans to
destroy his sibling to achieve his goal. Geoffrey
recovers, but has amnesia and believes his savior is his
beloved wife. As he and Leah fall in love, she knows there
can be no happy ending once he recovers his memory and
recognizes her as a scandalous fraud.
THE IDEAL HUSBAND is a delightful historical romance
starring two courageous wary lead protagonists. The fast-
paced story line will grip the audience from the point when
Leah helps her seasick fellow traveler until the climax.
Though Odo is obviously short for odious, fans will
appreciate Shari Anton's warm tale of love with honor
arriving when least expected.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 31, 2003