Camp continues to captivate with the third of her Matchmaker series. Retaliation, lies and misunderstandings, along with the decorum of the era, come together in this beautifully crafted, poignant love story.

At the age of 23, Lady Calandra Lilles is in no hurry to marry. In fact, she feels she's not meant to love. Her intimidating brother, the Duke of Rochford, has a way of scaring off any suitors. But all that changes when she dances with a tall intriguing stranger at a masquerade ball.

He is the Earl of Bromwell, and when he and Rochford see each other, the animosity Callie feels between them is palpable. With no explanation Rochford orders Callie not to see Brom, so she calls on her dear friend and matchmaker, Lady Francesca Haughston, for help. Callie continues to see Brom, and their love grows. But obstacles will hinder this love. (HQN, Sep., 384 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Joan Hammond