"A fine writer pens a wonderful romance"
Sterling Harlow is excited to see the splendid coach pull
up by his house. He is even more ecstatic over meeting a
duke for the first time as his Uncle Granville Harlow of
Devonbrooke has come to visit. However, Sterling's elation
turns to anguish when he learns that his father has sold
him to his uncle, who names the lad his heir.
Years later, Sterling is now the duke, but he cares little
about anything more than being a rake. When he learns that
his mother died leaving a will that contains a stipulation
for three orphaned children, Sterling travels home for the
first time since he was sold. He plans to kick Lady Laura
Fairleigh and her two younger siblings out of his home.
However, on the way he suffers a horse spill and is knocked
out cold. Laura finds him and cannot resist kissing the
sleeping beauty. When he awakens, Sterling has no memories
so Laura feeds him one that will keep the three Fairleighs
under a roof. After Laura and Sterling marry, he regains
his memory only to find he loves the woman who sold her
soul like his parents once did him.
A KISS TO REMEMBER is a delightful historical romance that
uses two common devices (amnesia and a will) to forward the
bender gender Sleeping Beauty plot. Under a lesser talent
than Teresa Medeiros (see THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST), this
story line would have been trite. However, the wonderful
writer makes the tale seem fresh and humorous with
intriguing characters that turn this novel into a Fairleigh
fine time for sub-genre fans.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 1, 2001