NEVER LESS THAN A LADY
Putney's latest Lost Lord raises the bar for historical romance. A captivating plot, charming characters with great depth of passion and sensuality combine to make this novel an intoxicating and not-to-be-missed read.
Midwife and healer Julia Bancroft had been falsely accused of her husband's murder. She lives in a village caring for the local people, praying her father-in-law, Lord Daventry, never locates her.
Daventry was Alexander Randall's guardian until Alex reached his majority and entered the military. He is home from the war when he hears that Julia has been kidnapped. He rescues her and discovers that her husband had been Daventry's eldest son -- the boy who made his childhood a nightmare. Daventry plans to make Alex his heir, putting Alex and Julia's growing passion and commitment at risk. Their lives become more complicated as Julia discovers she has inherited a fortune. (ZEBRA, May, 352 pp., $6.99)