Thrilled to be offered the chance at a London season by her aunt, Priscilla Herbert is determined to be all that is proper and correct. However, when Felix Latimer, an impossibly handsome but stiff Earl with a rackety family, begins to court her for just such a reason as her proper conduct and ladylike behavior, she finds it's not enough to satisfy her heart's yearning for romance and passion. She has to convince her young man that love and marriage must be about more than appearances. Emily Hendrickson's knack for imbuing her characters with realistic foibles assures that they're always instantly sympathetic. PURSUING PRISCILLA (4) is a splendid example of her talents. (Feb., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck