TEN WAYS TO BE ADORED WHEN LANDING A LORD
MacLean’s spinoff of her debut novel is quite simply a delectable, sensual, poignant read that rivals the first. Her characters utterly capture readers’ hearts and the carefully paced plot and perfectly pitched dialogue multiply the pleasure. Then add MacLean’s sizzling sensuality and it’s another excellent keeper!
When confirmed bachelor Lord Nicholas St. John is targeted as a “Lord to Land” by a leading ladies’ magazine he flees the city and hunts for a friend’s missing sister, following her trail to Yorkshire. In order to keep a roof over her head and manage Minerva House, her home for women in need, Lady Isabel Townsend must sell her beloved marble statues. How fortunate that she is rescued from a runaway carriage by the famous antiquities expert, Lord Nicholas St. John. Nicholas realizes Isabel is hiding something or someone and he’s determined to uncover her secrets. However, Nicholas finds Isabel enchanting and wants nothing more then to protect her, even though it is clear she is wary of him. But when the truth is exposed and the most powerful man in England arrives, Isabel wonders if she has placed her heart in the right man’s hands. (AVON, Nov., 380 pp., $7.99)