Image of Sins of a Duke (The Griffin Family)


Image of Sins of a Duke (The Griffin Family)

Since his first appearance in Sin and Sensibility, Sebastian, the Duke of Melbourne, has fascinated readers. Enoch waited for the ideal moment to unveil his story in an whirl of intrigue and passion. With aplomb she incorporates little-known historical details of a land speculation scheme into a unique, clever, humorous and poignant romance. Enoch's storytelling talents are showcased to perfection.

Sebastian Griffin, a widower with a precocious 6-year-old child, sees his life's work as serving England. It is therefore his duty to escort Her Highness Josefina Katarina Embry, a noblewoman from a small Central American principality, while in London.

The very soul of propriety, Sebastian avoids scandal and scandalous women. Josefina charms the ton, but he is not easily duped. Positive she is somehow connected to an unsavory scheme, he vows to uncover the truth. But her blatant sensuality and enchanting allure tempt him to forget duty altogether.

It's up to Josefina to ensure the success of her father's plans. She can't fall in love or have an affair that would lead to exposure. But love waits for no man, woman or scheme. (Avon, Jun., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin