Image of When Marrying a Scoundrel (Victorian Soap Opera)


Image of When Marrying a Scoundrel (Victorian Soap Opera)

Rekindled passion is the theme of Smith’s delectable tale. Though it might sound as if you’re in for a romp, it’s quite the poignant story of young love lost and mature love found thanks to Smith’s ability to tap into layers of emotions inherent in the storyline.

Why is fortuneteller Sadie Moon suddenly seeing her long-lost husband, Jack Farrington, in the tea leaves? She’s worked hard to build a life since his abandonment. Then wealthy investor Jack Friday walks in and she’s a young girl in love with a scoundrel all over again. Jack believed Sadie left him and he too has built a new life. Though they are determined to pretend they know nothing of the other, Jack is the landlord of the shop Sadie wishes to rent. Fate plays games with their hearts as they rediscover one another and the truth of what drove them apart. Can they rebuild their lives and their love or will the plots of others threaten their happiness? (AVON, Jun., 380 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Kathe Robin