A DEDICATED SCOUNDREL
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Lord Justin Belforte is a desperate man. Framed for treason and left for dead, he must find a way to prove his innocence. In order to do that, he must survive a series of murderous attacks obviously designed to make sure that the truth never comes out.
On the run to find a safe haven in the country, Justin stumbles across Miss Catherine Meade, a lady of quality who needs assistance. Against his better judgment, he decides to lend a hand and is nearly crushed to death in the process.
The good news is that Miss Meade offers her wounded rescuer the hospitality of her house. The bad news is that a head injury has left him in a state of amnesia. Even harder to deal with are his feelings of tenderness towards his lovely hostess. Just how can he unravel the coil in which he finds himself?
Ms. Barbour shows a deft hand at plotting while also creating a bevy of marvelously shaded characters who spring to vivid life with a stroke of her fine pen. Utterly absorbing, this splendid tale delivers the best in Regency reading. (Jun., 224 pp., $5.50)