Her only sin in his eyes was to aspire to be a member of the ton. Truesdale Sinclair abhors anyone and anything to do with the ton, blaming their wickedness for his unhappy youth.

Miss Grantham was an innocent heiress who mistakenly thought that a pretend engagement to a titled suitor would satisfy her social-climbing parents. Then they would leave England again and leave her to marry for love.

Neither of the two counted on a devilishly calculating, but sincere, older friend who knows enough about the frailties of the human heart to help these two wrong-headed lovers find their true place in the world.

MISS GRANTHAM'S ONE TRUE SIN by Melynda Beth Skinner is a story to read by the fire on a cold winter's day, featuring a quirky, kind-hearted cast of characters who are sure to capture the reader's fancy. (Feb., 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck