Brisbin gives a nice overview
of Edinburgh, along with the various Whig and Tory political publications,
in this charming, sensitive and nicely written romance. Secrets, an independent bluestocking and an English lord who believes he's not worthy all come together in this satisfying novel.

David Landsdale, the Earl of Treybourne, finds himself in a battle of words with Scottish writer A.J. Goodfellow when Goodfellow mentions his name and title in a round of political essays. To find out more about his elusive adversary, David travels to Scotland to visit his old school chum, Nathaniel Hobbs-Smith, the owner of the gazette that employs Goodfellow.

Though his meeting with Nathaniel brings no results, he does meet Anna Fairchild and introduces himself as David Archer. The schoolteacher piques his interest, they soon discover they have a lot in common and affection between them grows. But will that affection turn to love? What will happen when Anna discovers that David is the Earl of Treybourne and David discovers that she is A.J. Goodfellow? (HARLEQUIN, Jan., 304 pp., $5.50)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond