Edward Steele wants to leave Africa and get home to England as quickly as possible. En route, an encounter with a mysterious aristocrat and his manservant's sudden illness delay his plans. Before long, Edward sees beneath the aristo-crat's disguise to the vulnerable woman in man's clothing. Now he will not rest until he sees Nicola Bettencourt safe from those who would harm her. In this finalé of Lori Wick's English Garden series, THE PURSUIT (3) is sometimes engaging, sometimes halting and choppy. Nicola is charming; Edward is, as Niki's manservant puts it, "more than a gentleman." (Sep., 300 pp., $10.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson