Blamed for the death of Peter Wendham, with whom he served during the war, Lord Thomas Dashley feels duty-bound to wed Miss Melisande Wendham, Peter's sister. However, he's surprised to discover Peter also has a half-sister named Caroline. How can Thomas carry out his duty when Melisande treats him with disdain—and when he's having feelings for Caroline? Though underlying deceit and intrigue detract from the romance, THE UNEXPECTED SISTER (3) by Glenda Garland is a well-written and pleasant read. But Thomas spends too much time trying to win over Melisande, while using Caroline as an ally. (Mar., 256 pp., $4.99)
Reviewed by: 
Robin Taylor