SEDUCING MR. KNIGHTLY
Ever since the first novel in Rodale’s Writing Girls series, readers have been waiting for Derek Knightly, editor and owner of the London Weekly, to take center stage. Knightly has intrigued readers, but Annabelle, the truly delightful heroine, steals the show. There is no doubt this is a charming, humorous, light and sweet read that few will resist enjoying.
Since becoming a writing girl and advice columnist for the London Weekly, Annabelle Swift has been in love with her boss, but Derek Knightly doesn’t notice. As the illegitimate son of a peer, his goal is to marry well and be accepted by the aristocracy. When Annabelle writes a letter to her own column asking for help, a storm of letters arrive offering every kind of advice to help her get the “nodcock” to notice her. At first Derek only sees the circulation rising and then he sees Annabelle’s lowered neckline, her wit, intelligence and quiet beauty. Suddenly, he’s falling in love. (AVON, Nov., 352 pp., $7.99)