British Regency writer Nicola Cornick presents an interesting romance about learning to trust, despite a melange of family secrets.

Miss Sarah Sheridan finds being a companion to Lady Amelia Fenton a pleasant—if not very exciting—life, when suddenly she receives a letter demanding she return to her childhood home, which has fallen into disrepair after passing to her cousin, Sir Ralph Covell.

Viscount Guy Wenshaw, back from the war, runs into Sarah and she senses he looks familiar. They were neighbors and had played together as children. Now he realizes he must protect her from going back to where no lady should set foot. The problem is, she has not asked for his protection.

Nicola Cornick writes a witty romp written in traditional style that will appeal more to the Regency reader than to readers of historical romances set in the Regency era. SWEET (Nov., 299 pp., $5.25)

Reviewed by: 
Gabrielle Pantera