A BRIDE UNVEILED
The Bridal Pleasures continue (complete with Boscastles) much to readers’ pleasure. Hunter matches an unlikely pair in a passionate love triangle and lets her three-dimensional characters, with their sparkling dialogue, take over the story.
Young Violet Knowlton is fascinated by the boy she glimpses practicing swordplay in the graveyard. Workhouse “brat“ Kit is wary of the friendship Violet offers, but her kindness breaches his heart. Then he’s wrenched from her life when he’s indentured to an ex-army captain. He returns years later as the master swordsman Christopher Fenton. Violet is different too; she’s affianced to a merchant who is Kit’s student. A chance meeting changes both their lives and rekindles their desire. With the help of friends and the revelation of a secret from Violet’s past, nothing can stand in the way of true love. (SIGNET SELECT, Oct., 352 pp., $7.99)