Evelyn Richardsons fine, fine pen writes with incomparable grace in a dandy new Regency romance.

Maximilian Stanforth, Fifth Marquess of Lydon, was not prepared to assume the guardianship of two children. For that matter, why did their father, a political crony, make this request of him? The reason becomes clear when the intrepid Lady Charlotte Winterbourne storms the house and demands that he take up his responsibility to fight off a greedy relatives attempt to swindle them out of their rightful estate.

To his surprise, Lydon finds himself charmed by both of his two wards. Even more astounding is his growing appreciation for the joys of country living. And, most shocking of all, he finds himself considering the virtues of love and marriage. Has this determined bachelor been caught at last?

Ms. Richardson has a matchless ability to weave unforgettable magic between her characters. A superlative craftsman, she carefully polishes each and every phrase with loving tenderness to provide the very best reading experience. (Nov., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer