This Regency romance novella is absolutely adorable. It’s short (only 69 pages according to Amazon) but beautifully written. Recommended for a short break on a week day.
Novella / Short Story
I’ve mentioned before how much I love Mary Balogh’s writing style and it is definitely in full flower here.
From the book blurb:
Grace Howard has every reason to be devoted to Sir Peregrine Lampman. After all, the gallant gentleman rescued her from poverty by making her his bride. Even more nobly, he did not withdraw his affection after she confessed to a youthful folly that had compromised her virtue. But Grace did not tell the whole truth about the handsome lord who betrayed her—and now the one thing she’s kept from Perry threatens to destroy her last chance at true love.
I have loved the poem ‘The Highwayman Came Riding” from when I first read it during high school and I think part of the reason I like this novella so much is probably because of the way the writing mimics the lyrical feel of that poem. I also like the mystery behind The Frenchman (the highwayman […]
The blurb: London rakehell, Gerard Windham, Viscount Knowles, tired of his debauched life, escapes to the countryside and his cousin’s family for the Christmas season in the hope of avoiding another night in his cups. But during the festivities, he cannot resist the temptation of a wager—that he can seduce any woman in the room. […]