Edward Beresford has never really been comfortable as the 12th Earl of Camberwell, and when a lovely young woman arrives on his doorstep with an infant and a story, he's only too happy to oblige her with an investigation into the tale. Helen Prestwick is determined that her nephew should have his proper inheritance, and nothing is going to stop her. Edward and Helen are amazed and confused by the bond that springs up between them, and it takes some time before they feel comfortable with their growing regard, especially since it appears that a number of valuable pieces of art are missing. The mystery of the disappearing art and the validity of Helen's claim for her nephew become inextricably entangled, and it looks as if love cannot prevail as all attempts to find the truth in MISS PRESTWICK'S CRUSADE (3) seem destined to fail. This is a complicated tale told with deceptively simple ease and it will satisfy Anne Barbour's readers as a pleasant evening's entertainment. (Sep., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck