Signet leads off with another jewel from the pen of Andrea Pickens. In A LADY OF LETTERS (4.5), a secret bluestocking indulges in a correspondence with another liberal reformer, little knowing that he in fact is a notorious rake with an urge to turn his life into something more meaningful. As the spinster lady and the handsome earl clash in public, they fall in love in private. But what will happen when they discover the truth about each other? Ms. Pickens imbues her cleverly plotted tale with sparkling wit and irresistible romance. (October)

Reviewed by: 
Melinda Helfer