Book Review

by Kate Noble

Genre: Historical Romance, England
Sensuality: HOT
Setting: 1800s England

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Noble sets the perfect tone for a charming, country-set romance. By combining touches of poignancy with dry wit she allows her characters to take center stage in a story with a traditionally delightful plot.

Her father's illness, along with her brother's undisciplined actions, force Lady Jane Cummings to spend her summer in the country. She's bored away from London, until she meets her neighbor, the reclusive war hero Byrne Worth. She knows he's the man who rescued her brother from a pub brawl. Enchanted by her wit and beauty, Byrne realizes she's above his station, but their friendship quickly grows into love. When rumors of a highwayman begin flying, suspicion falls on Byrne. Jane defends him, placing herself in danger from both villains and society gossip out of loyalty for her unconventional lover. (BERKLEY SENSATION, Apr., 352 pp., $15.00)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin


Published: April 2010

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4 Stars

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The Summer Of You

Submitted by mlacroix on September 9, 2010 - 12:03am.

Lady Jane Cummings is back in London after she spent the last year in mourning. Now her brother has decided to show up and cart her and her father back to Reston. But Jane doesn't go softly, she blackmails her brother into going and staying at the Cottage with her. Jane expects to be bored so far from London, but she soon discovers that Byrne Worth is in residents in the cottage willed to him by his Aunt. The town believes Byrne is a highwayman terrorizing the town but Lady Jane doesn't believe it. Not the man she met at the horse-races. Jane's brother doesn't like the fact that Jane is spending time with Byrne so he asks her to host a ball. A ball that will be attended by all the town.

I really liked this book. It's clear that Jane's father is suffering from a form of dementia and I'm glad someone is writing a character who shows signs of Alzheimer's. This is a continuation of the last book Revealed, but it's totally separate.