THE PERILS OF PURSUING A PRINCE
London creates an irresistibly romantic fairy tale of a
story, setting a Desperate Debutante against a beast of a prince. And she really sets off fireworks by adding a mystery, a murder and a ghost. This is a stay-up-all-night read.
When Greer Fairchild discovers she has an inheritance in Wales she sets out for Llanmair to claim it. She arrives to find her fate in the hands of the enigmatic Earl of Radnor, aka the Prince of Powys. Greer finds him decidedly unprincely -- he's rude and has the gall to lock her in his castle until proof of her identity arrives -- but Rhodrick Glendower prefers being alone, away from society and the whispers that he's a murderer. But he can't avoid Greer or her companion, Mr. Percy, who has his own agenda.
Greer may dislike the prince, but her senses tell her not to trust Percy. Though a prisoner, she roams the castle, spending time with Rhodrick and seeing what a good man he is. Then she's startled to find a portrait of her deceased mother. Does this add significance to the rumors of ghosts haunting LLanmair, and how is her mother connected to Rhodrick's hunt for a killer and her coming to Wales? Piecing the puzzle together places Greer and Rhodrick in peril, but allows their passion to spark. (Pocket Star, May, 370 pp., $6.99)