THE WEDDING AFFAIR
Michaels’ forte is spinning not one or two tales, but three charming romances into one novel, which gives readers the chance to identify with one or all.
The bridesmaids (all 12 of them) have arrived for the wedding of the Duke of Somervale’s sister and he needs to evade his marriage-minded family. He wants no simpering maid, but is intrigued by the lovely widow, Lady Olivia Reyne. However, Olivia is too busy keeping the overzealous Sir Jasper at bay and her visitor, Kate Blakely, happy to worry about the duke. Kate is weighing a marriage proposal from a staid suitor against spending time with the fascinating Andrew Carlisle. Then Kate’s schoolmate, Penelope, arrives with her estranged husband, who she hopes to lure into her bed. (SOURCEBOOKS, Sep., 378 pp., $7.99)