"An amusing historical romantic romp"
In 1828 England, Lila Covington learns life's lesson that a
woman even at twenty-five can never live freely in this
man's world filled with rigged male tainted rules. She
wants access to her trust fund left to her by her father,
but the trustee has placed so many stipulations on her she
would be not much more than a groveling beggar. Desperate
for help to live with a "free" female relative in France,
Lila skips protocol and visits a solicitor, Tristan Wyndam,
a former protégé of her deceased father.
Though he thinks Lila is a bit of a loose screw, Tristan
cannot allow a single woman to travel unescorted across the
Channel especially the daughter of his former mentor who
would want him to keep her safe and that includes her
reputation. As Tristan accompanies Lila on her excursion,
they pose as a married couple. This proves quite easily to
perform as they begin to act like newlyweds because love
has cemented the relationship even if Lila wonders about
her vaunted independence.
FOR THE LOVE OF JULIA is an amusing historical romantic
romp starring two delightful lead characters. The story
line is breezy and loaded with the antics of Lila that
places her and Tristan in awkward situations. Tristan is a
bit too perfect as the knight in shining armor ready to
enter any fray that Lila seems to cause to keep his beloved
out of harm's way. Though the tale feels more like a 1930s
madcap comedic anachronism, Jennifer Malin furbishes
readers with an amusing reading experience that the
audience will demand similar tales from the author.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 11, 2002