Historical romance fans will be delighted by this tale about a Regency-era friendship that turns into something more. Heroine Kate has an intriguing backstory and readers will find themselves rooting for the devoted Edmund and his campaign to woo this proper miss. Those familiar with the series will enjoy seeing many familiar faces, but Beacon introduces the characters in such a way that it is not overwhelming to new readers. Curl up and spend an enjoyable afternoon with this sweet story.

Lord Edmund Shuttleworth has loved Kate Alston since he first set eyes on her three seasons ago. But after having his suit rejected a number of times, he finally gave up and retreated to the country. Now he's returned to town, older, wiser and determined to win the hand of the woman he loves. But will playing hard-to-get intrigue this proper miss and melt the ice that has grown around her heart? (HARLEQUIN, Jul., $5.99)

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Kate Girard