Image of Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin


Image of Lady Drusilla's Road to Ruin

Here’s a delightful romp that will satisfy those who need a quick, light read to pass the time. Merrill has crafted stronger, more mindful romances; however, she will charm her fans with an older heroine and a non-aristocratic hero, a twist on the traditional plotline.

Always the dutiful daughter, Lady Drusilla Rudney is past the time of dreaming of a season, but she has high hopes for her sister. When Dru learns that her flighty sister has run off to Gretna Green, she rushes after the lovers to stop the marriage and prevent scandal. But it is Dru who is creating one scandal after another as she is forced by a broken wheel, bad weather and stranger circumstances to rely on the help of fellow traveler, ex-army captain John Hendricks. John tries to keep Dru out of trouble and hide her identity, but when they end up having to find illegal means to support their journey, they are thrust into a situation that has them falling in love. (HARLEQUIN, Apr., 300 pp., $6.25)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin