"A well written Regency"
Though he knows he is not the cause of Rye Vale's ruin,
George Carstairs realizes he is as responsible as the Baron
and understands that an infusion of a large sum of money is
needed to save the estate. Since he has none, George tried
to find a wealthy social climber to marry, but his
reputation as a rake left him with only rejections as he
has squandered his only asset, his title.
When a desperate George first meets Olivia Fairfax, he
thinks she is a maid. When he learns that she is a rich
heiress running a school for orphans, he decides she is
perfect though she rejects any notion of marriage. As he
courts her with his wit and surprisingly shows how much he
cares for her charges, they fall in love. However, what
will happen when he learns she has no fortune.
THE FORTUNE HUNTER is a pleasant Regency romance that
fans will delight in due to the charming antics of the lead
couple though the basic premise is a fixture of the sub-
genre. The story line is fun to read as the rake and the
do-gooder exchange witty barbs even as they fall in love.
Along with the strong cast, the vivid descriptions of the
period blended into the plot show the strength of Diane
Farr to provide her audience with a delightful novel.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 24, 2002