Sheila Rabe pleases us with AN INNOCENT IMPOSTER (2), a farcical tale of mistaken identity. After a stage coach accidentally overturns, the lives of a demure governess and a spoiled heiress who bear a striking resemblance are inextricably entwined when the former is taken for the latter by her harried guardian. Literally swept off her feet and carried off to London, the lovely young lady must find a way to convince the handsome earl of her true identity. Although the plot stretches credulity in places, Ms. Rabe's nicely written tale provides an amusing diversion for Regency readers.

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer