"well written historical romance"
In 1802 England, his father forced Cam to marry his
childhood friend Gina when both were still "children".
Rather than consummate the marriage with the woman he
thought up to the ceremony was his first cousin, Cam
Serrard fled through the window fifteen minutes after
saying "I do". He went to the continent and remained
overseas for the next dozen years.
Gina asks her spouse to annul their vows so she can marry
someone else. Her husband in name only, the Duke of
Girard, comes home to annul his marriage so Gina can move
on with her life. His plan is to return immediately to his
studio in Greece. However, when Cam meets his wife as an
adult for the first time, her beauty, charm, and grace stun
him. Shockingly, he finds himself falling in love with
Gina just as she too surprises herself by being a DUCHESS
IN LOVE with her husband when she thought her heart
belonged to Sebastian.
Though the basic theme has been used too often in Regency
novels, fans of the sub-genre will enjoy Eloisa James'
latest tale, DUCHESS IN LOVE. The key to the delightful
read is the cast from the strong bewildered lead couple to
secondary characters who cause havoc on the married
couple's relationship and enable the audience to understand
the motives of the Duke and Duchess. The audience will
kick back their shoes, relax, and bask in the fun of this
well written historical romance.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 24, 2002