Olivia's rapscallion young brother would do nearly anything to see his older sister married off, because he can't inherit until she does and he can't leave on his beloved travels until she is safely married. Their father's will left them in a muddle, but it is Olivia herself who refuses to wed. When a dashing ex-Army officer and younger son, Lord Edmund, loses one wager but wins another, the prize is spending time with the lovely Olivia and the result is love for them both. Unfortunately, someone is determined to keep them apart and will stop at nothing to achieve these ends. What could be so mysteriously valuable, all of a sudden, to Olivia's ex-beau? A LORD FOR OLIVIA (3) by June Calvin is a charming little escapade full of deception, daring, devilry and delight. (Apr., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck