A LADY AT LAST
The latest in the de Warenne series is a warm, wonderfully sensual feast about the joys and pains of falling in love. Joyce breathes life into extraordinary characters -- from her sprightly Cinderella heroine and roguish hero to everyone in between -- then sets them in the glittering Regency, where anything can happen.
But Amanda is terribly alluring, and as he grooms her to be a lady, he falls in love with his creation. When the secret of her parentage comes to light, it's Cliff who eases Amanda's pain -- and it's Cliff she truly loves. The only problem is getting these two to admit it to themselves -- and that's where the fun begins. (HQN, Dec., 400 pp., $6.99)