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THE SMUGGLER AND THE SOCIETY BRIDE
Genre: Regency Period, Historical Romance, England
Book three of the Silk and Scandals series brings the first of the Carlow sisters to the forefront. This engaging addition to the series fills in missing pieces while setting the stage for the next installment. What could be a fast-paced adventure romance turns into a more peaceful tale of a small town with a series of problems.
Scandal has banished Honora Carlow to Cornwall, where she takes another name and spends her time wandering the shoreline. Honora stays clear of the locals until a man is nearly drowned. Rushing to his rescue, Honora encounters Gabriel Hawksworth, a ship’s captain.
Gabriel’s assignment is to contain a smugglers’ cutter. He believes the lovely lass might be a convenient diversion. Honora is immediately attracted to Gabriel, but she cannot afford another scandal. As Gabriel gets to know Honora he realizes she is not a woman he can trifle with and forget. The forces behind Honora’s disgrace follow them and Gabriel finds himself caught up in a love and adventure he never counted on. (HARLEQUIN, Aug., 289 pp., $5.99)
Reviewed By: Kathe Robin
Published: August 2010