A SCANDALOUS MARRIAGE (4) is the final tale in Debbie Raleigh's trilogy that also includes A Proper Marriage and A Convenient Marriage . The tales revolve around the attempts of an aging vicar, Mr. Humbly, to rectify problems in the relationships of the last three couples he married. Married in haste to avoid a tremendous scandal, Lord Claredon and Victoria are determined to make the best of a bad situation, however miserable it makes them. They don't realize that they love each other and so are refusing to admit it is making them miserable. The kindly vicar is able to help them see past their misconceptions and can finally settle down comfortably in his little cottage to enjoy his retirement—and his lemon tarts! (Mar., 224 pp., $4.99)

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Teresa Roebuck