Lord Staines needs a wife before Christmas and sensible Miss Eleanor appears to fit his requirements exactly. His heart has been broken in the past and he refuses to think of finding love again, believing that he has become heartless.

Eleanor prefers to remain on the sidelines of society and is astounded at Lord Staines proposal. Society and her family regard her as an obedient, sensible girl, but her demure and elegant form houses the spirit and fire of a courageous and true romantic, who is determined to accept no less than true love.

Shannon Donnelly provides readers with a cozy, cheerful read in UNDER THE KISSING BOUGH, which is sure to satisfy her many Regency fans. SWEET (Oct., 224 pp., $4.99)

Reviewed by: 
Teresa Roebuck