Rector's son Adam Herbert is traveling to meet his great uncle, the Earl of Stanwell. He hopes time in the country will allow him to find out what he really wants in life. Almost immediately he meets the beautiful and impetuous heiress, Miss Emma Lawrence, who is being harassed by her cousin Claude. With Claude's interest in marrying her, Emma is skeptical of the attention Adam lavishes upon her as well. Is he after her money or her heart? Despite Emily's bumbling cousin, and the realization that she may never know the safety and love of marriage, her strong spirit keeps her going. Clever narration, interesting characters and a satisfying conclusion make The Madcap Heiress (4) an excellent read in Emily Hendrickson's Herbert series. (Sep., 224 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor