One of the most consistently entertaining writers of Regency romance charms us with a gentle, impeccably crafted new love story.

It was the utmost of ironies. In the process of celebrating the announcement of his forthcoming child, feckless Freddie Chamberlain manages to get himself killed. Fortunately, his cousin Gareth, Lord Wyckham of Llys, decides it is his responsibility to take care of the widow and whisks the lady off to his estate on the Welsh border.

Determined to maintain her independence, Lady Laura Chamberlain refuses to consider her new residence a permanent home. But how can she resist the handsome baron's care and concern?

This heartwarming romance is just the thing to drive away the cares and woes of the day. (Jan., 222 pp., $4.50)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer