Image of Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride


Image of Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride

Rolls' delightful Regency romance is reminiscent of Georgette Heyer. The very first sentence draws readers into the story, and engaging characters, snappy dialogue, humor and lots of sexual tension ensure that they won't put it down until the end.

Julian Trentham, Lord Braybrook, hires Christy Daventry to serve as companion to his stepmother and as governess to his younger brothers and sister. He has an underlying motive: His younger sister wants to marry Christy's brother, Harry Daventry, and Braybrook hopes she will realize the difference in circumstances between the Trenthams and the Daventrys and change her mind.

As it turns out, everyone in the family loves Christy, and Julian falls in love with her too. Now he must decide if bloodlines and wealth are more important in a marriage than true love. (HARLEQUIN, Jun., 280 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Linda Roberts