Madeline Piper was as appalled as anyone when a Scotsman bought the lovely old castle nearby and began renovations.

But when her father's gambling losses threaten to ruin her family, she comes to an arrangement with Sir Roger Mathieson whereby she brings him into fashionable country society in exchange for marriage and the settlement of her father's debts.

It is A DARING COURTSHIP, but Madeline begins to see the worth in the man in spite of the fact that they constantly set each other's tempers skyrocketing. Valerie King takes the foibles of English country society and spins a delightfully sly tale full of well-drawn and humorous characters, all with surprising revelations to torment poor Madeline. (Jul., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck