For five years, Lady Sophia visited the wounded men at
the hospital to provide some solace. Many of the injured
would propose marriage, but Sophia always found a way to
vaguely consider their offer, while encouraging them to
recover; though some never did. She regularly visits Major
Anthony Wycliff who appears near death, but she manages to
obtain a vow that if she marries him he will recover.
Unable to deal with the nonsense of the Ton or the
dying any longer, Sophia flees London to spend time with
her aunt. Meanwhile, Anthony, though still limping, defies
the medical prognosis and miraculously begins to recover.
Anthony has something to live for and he has obtained a
special license to marry Sophia in that regard. When
Anthony catches up to Sophia, he realizes she was only
encouraging him to live. She believes he does not love
her, but only feels gratitude. Now he has a new campaign
to prove that he loves Sophia who has her own strategy to
turn away her suitor.
Katherine Greyle deftly deals with the seriousness of
the wounded during the Napoleonic Wars, yet turns MAJOR
WYCLIFF'S CAMPAIGN into a historical romantic romp. The
story line centers on a war between the genders that seems
as if the author moved a 1930s screwball comedy into the
Regency era. Because the characters seem real yet
eccentric, fans receive an amusing treat.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 2, 2001