Marial, a vicar's widow for two years, is convinced by her family, the scandalous Braedons, to come enjoy a season in London. She resists the blandishments of the pleasure-seeking folk of the ton, but a mysterious gentleman catches her eye, and the strange way they meet begins to seem choreographed to her. She just might be meeting her soul mate, but Marial has suspicions that something is not quite as it should be with the charming Mr. Hadley, in spite of THE PLEASURE OF HIS COMPANY.

Blayney continues to reveal the strange fortunes of the infamous Braedon family. This is a compelling tale of two decent and deserving people whose very honorable characters might prevent their acceptance of a love neither expected. This is a wonderful addition to a fine series of stories. I look forward to the next tale. (Nov., 256 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck