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by Nancy Butler

Genre: Regency Period, England

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The latest unconventional romance from the very talented Nancy Butler
takes a bold and dashing war hero—one whose father insists on perfection in all things—and catapults him into a situation where he finds himself the champion, savior and ultimately, the lover of a beautiful, tragically scarred young woman confined to a wheelchair. The development of their rapport and love is touched with humor and pathos, and engenders the reconciliation of several strained and unresolved relationships.

PROSPERO'S DAUGHTER is a gem and addresses aspects of the human condition that are seldom explored in the romance genre. While the hardships faced by physically challenged persons are a subject for serious consideration, Butler's deft handling of important scenes and her sympathetic main characters provide a glimpse into their pain, yet never turn the story maudlin. (May, 240 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed By: Teresa Roebuck

Publisher: Signet

Published: May 2003

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