"A great Regency"
Her teenage younger brothers always bring home wounded
animals and ultimately Alexandria Gascoyne ends up caring
for the creatures. However this time it is different as
they obtain her help using their door and his horse to
carry the wounded unconscious man into their home. With no
identification on him, the only thing Alexandria and the
doctor she sent for know is that he is very wealthy. When
he regains consciousness under her nursing, he introduces
himself as the Earl of Drummond, Derek 'Drum' de Macy.
When Drum heals, he reluctantly returns to London,
leaving behind a now lonely Alexandria who misses their
enlightened discussions. He craves to see her too so he
sends for her though he knows his rank makes her
unsuitable. As they fall in love, Drum has an unknown
enemy who tried to kill him on that country road near his
beloved's home and will take other shots at it including at
his most precious Ally.
Fans of Edith Layton's C Regency books will want to
read THE CONQUEST, a powerful tale that brings back
characters from the previous novels in the series. Though
better to understand the support cast by reading the
earlier novels, this story line tells the tale of the
intrepid lead characters so that the new readers have a
stand-alone book. The theme centers on love between social
classes though some intrigue lingers throughout the plot.
Regency aficionados, especially those, who give an A+ to Ms
Layton's C books, will cherish the latest entry.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 16, 2001