When three rejected suitors conspire to destroy her reputation, Miss Anabella Richardson decides that it is time for help from two unexpected alliesher alter ego, Emma Bennett, a well-respected author; and the Earl of Rolsbury, elder brother to one of the suitors.

The subsequent novel sets in motion a whirl of consequences that not even author Emma Bennett herself could have possibly imagined. Betrayal, lust, danger and love, not to mention quiet heroism, all play their parts in bringing Miss Richardson and the Earl of Rolsbury together in marriage.

MISS RICHARDSON COMES OF AGE is a solidly entertaining tale with plenty of delightful secondary characters who all seem to have matchmaking on their minds. (Nov., 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck