Spinster Sarah Compton has no illusions that the estimable Lord Malcolm Breckonridge is paying serious court to her, even if it does seem that hes expending a considerable amount of attention on her. Surely, he is only trying to impress her young charge, the lovely Penelope. Lord Breckonridge, a powerful political figure, is determined to find a proper bride to serve as his hostess, but when treachery and betrayal put his plans into jeopardy, he realizes that nothing is worth the risk of losing the woman he has come to love.

Regina Scott delivers another solid romantic tale in THE INCOMPARABLE MISS COMPTON, combining charm, wit and intrigue with insightful characterizations and glimpses into the true political mindset of the day. (Aug., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck