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THE ROMANTIC
by Madeline Hunter

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Regency England

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Julian Hampton has always loved Penelope, the Countess of Glasbury, but he can't protect her from a disastrous marriage.

When Pen asks, Julian tries to help her escape her husband. But wherever they hide, Glasbury finds them. Pen is brave, working to make others aware of spousal abuse, but is she brave enough to withstand the scandal a divorce would bring? With each tender caress they share, Julian and Pen become deeply entangled in a love that will either be their salvation or their ruin.

Brimming with a great depth of emotion, powerful characters, historical detail and a sweeping story, this is a romance reader's dream come true. Hunter is a true grand mistress of the genre, developing compelling, intelligent, sensual stories without compromising anything. She cements herself as a star with another tour de force. SENSUAL (Nov., 384 pp., $5.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Bantam

Published: November 2004

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