Lord Brantford is convinced, sight unseen, that his mother's new companion, Drusilla, is a hardened harpy out to bilk his mother's fortune. Drusilla is appalled that a Brantford would so neglect his mother as to forbid her birthday celebration. From their initial meeting, in spite of the fact that both think the other is amazingly attractive, these two determinedly good, hard-headed people are at odds. When a small house party convenes, many facets of their personalitiesplus a few body parts are revealed, which ultimately leads to DRUSILLA'S DOWNFALL.
Emily Hendrickson sets a perfect little rosebud of a romance in the midst of a larger bouquet of lighthearted flirtations and fancies. (Jul., 224 pp., $4.99)