The zany antics and tender romance in THE IVORY DRAGON by Emily Hendrickson will start her loyal readers New Year out with a chuckle and a sigh.

Harriet not only finds an attractive earl but a priceless objet dart while seeking refuge from a storm in her Aunts roadside barn. When her investigation of the dragon leads her directly to the earls madcap household and into his arms, she decides to help him discover who in his odd family is pilfering from their neighbors. It is not easy to separate the guilty from the merely eccentric in this charming tale of curious characters and family foibles. (Jan., 220 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck