Miss Jane Dresden and Viscount Haven dread the thought of their arranged marriage to each other, but each is seemingly willing to comply until the disappearance of Miss Jane throws the whole countryside into a frenzy of speculation.

When Mary Cooper discovers "Jenny" upon her doorstep, she is not sure what impulse prompts her to take the poor girl in and tell her best friend "Gerry" that she is a visiting cousin. Jenny and Gerry feel an immediate and unprecedented attraction to one another.

A lady's maid and a country farmer could make a suitable match, but the secrets between them cause unexpected trouble as neither wants to be the first to break the enchantment of their stolen time together.

Donna Simpson displays a deft touch of irony in this clever example of A COUNTRY COURTSHIP. (Jun., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck