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DESIRES OF A PERFECT LADY
Genre: Historical Romance, England, Victorian Period
Alexander surpasses her reputation for writing deeply moving, highly passionate romances. Her fast-paced plotlines and well-defined characters enthrall readers, enhancing their pleasure.
Olivia Newberry had been betrothed to Sterling Harrington, the Earl of Wyldewood, when her father forced her to marry Lord Rathbourne. She was crushed and heartbroken and spends 10 years in a loveless, abusive marriage, until Rathbourne is murdered.
Thinking that Olivia deliberately jilted him, Sterling never opened her letters. He believes he has gotten over her betrayal when Olivia's father begs him to protect Olivia, since she may be the killer's next target. Olivia discovers her husband's will prevents her from claiming her inheritance unless she accomplishes three tasks within a year of his death. She convinces Sterling to become her partner. Sharing unexpected adventures reunites them in passion and they reclaim a treasure and a lost love. (AVON, Apr., 384 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: April 2010