Sebastian, Earl of Charrington, is soon to be married to Miss Wyatt. But he can't shake intense feelings of discontent. The cause of his reluctance is a portrait he purchased of a beautiful, albeit anonymous, woman. To please his petulant bride-to be, Sebastian commissions artist C.A. Manners to paint her portrait. Believing he's a man, Sebastian is doubly shocked to discover that Lady Cecilia Manners is not only a woman, she's the intoxicating woman in his picture! What's Sebastian to do, especially since he already signed the marriage settlement with his fiancée's father? Evelyn Richardson's A Lady of Talent (4.5) is an emotional tale in which true love triumphs for a couple whose powerful feelings are challenged at every turn. (Feb., 224 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor