"A funny romance"
In 1850, a storm wrecks the ship Serendipity. Young
Victoria Dearbourne, her mom and her pragmatic companion
Miss Cammy Scott survive the disaster having been
shipwrecked on an Oceania deserted island. Not long
afterward, Victoria's mom dies from her injuries.
Eight years later, Victoria's grandfather hired Captain
Grant Sutherland to learn if any of his relatives survived
and if so to bring them home. Nine searches have failed,
but on the tenth Grant and crew locate Victoria and a
somewhat befuddled Cammy. They bring the marooned pair
back to England in triumph. However, after living free in
the wild, Victoria struggles to return to the corset
lifestyle of Victorian England although falling in love
with her heroic rescuer makes it easier to readapt.
PRICE OF PLEASURE is an enjoyable Victorian romance due to
the antics of the lead female protagonist who is the
personification of "How 'Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down On The
Farm? (After They've Seen Paree)" though her big city was
a island wilderness. The story line is fun to follow due
to Victoria's struggle to adapt to polite society. Cammy
is an intriguing sidekick and Grant and his main
crewmember are solid protagonists. Still this is
Victoria's tale, as she must make life choices.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 12, 2004