Allen's knowledge of all aspects
of the Regency era makes her novels intriguing. She strays from ballrooms and country estates into unusual settings, this time the world of the
theater. Unfortunately, the spotlight shines far brighter on the stage than
on the characters.

Intelligent, outspoken and wealthy, Lady Maude Templeton is interested in investing in London's newest theater, the Unicorn, managed by Mr. Eden Hurst. Eden is prepared to marry a patron's daughter to keep the theater running. Still, he's not quite sure he can allow a lady to become his primary investor.

But one kiss and Eden is prone to allowing Maude into his business and his heart. Maude adores Eden and the Unicorn. She knows she's unconventional, and the theater is a perfect place for her, just as Eden is the man of her dreams. But there are secrets attached to his parentage and, as Maude delves into his past, she uncovers interesting revelations. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 296 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin