HEIRS AND GRACES
Charming, witty, sassy and brilliantly plotted, Bowen’s latest Royal Spyness book is perfect for steamy summer nights. Plucky Georgiana, 35th in line to the throne, is determined to find her own happily ever after.
Georgiana and her Darcy O’Mara have decided to keep their engagement a secret, but Georgie is asked by the queen and the dowager duchess to help a newly discovered duke who’s been raised in the Australian outback to fit into society. She and Jack Altringham meet the new duke’s hostile family at Kindsdowne Place, and when the old duke decides to declare his own heir, he winds up dead, with Jack’s blade in his back. But Georgie isn’t buying that story. She needs to find out who really killed the old man — without becoming the next victim. (BERKLEY, Aug., 304 pp., $24.00)