Book Review

by Lisa Kleypas

Genre: Historical Romance
Setting: Victorian England

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Having risen through hard work to a place of wealth and power, Zachary Bronson lacks an inherited title. He needs a wife with a proper family name in order to attain status in London society. Only a very special woman will do.

Then he accidentally meets Lady Holly Taylor, a lovely widow, still grieving for her husband. One kiss convinces Zachary that Holly is the woman he needs, not only to give him the respect he desires, but also to ignite his passion.

Holly has always complied with societys rules and her heart still belongs to her late husband, so when Zachary offers her a position as his housekeeper and teacher to his mother and sister, she surprises herself by accepting the outlandish proposal.

After moving with her young daughter into the overwhelming Bronson mansion, she discovers abilities she never knew she possessed and a passion she had never known existed. Yet, as she comes to terms with her grief, her newfound self and Zacharys love, she puts herself and her reputation at risk. But is it worth taking a chance to fulfill a dream?

Lisa Kleypas knows how to make a readers dreams come true with a beautifully rendered story of a woman who has had one perfect love and discovers that she can love again, finding new dreams and another side to her personality. There is passion, romance and a lesson to be learned all rolled into the pages of a marvelous love story by a truly talented writer. SENSUAL (Aug., 384 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Kathe Robin

Publisher: Avon

Published: August 2000

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4.5 Stars

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Where Dreams Begin

Submitted by Robin in PA on January 10, 2012 - 3:54pm.

Lady Holland Taylor is a widow who has grieved for her young husband for three years. Now that it is time to join society, she attends a ball. Looking for a quiet room to get away from the crowd, she is suddenly grabbed by a man who believing she is his lover, steals a kiss.

Zachary Bronson started out dirt poor, but has built and empire. He is untitled and needs a wife to help him gain the respect of the ton. After meeting Holly, he invites her to his home where he offers her the job of teaching his sister and himself what they need to know to be accepted in society. Of course, he also wants get to know Holly better and make her his wife.

This story kept me glued to the pages. Holly is very much afraid to try love again after the devastating loss of her first husband. Zach is the kind of hero I love...tough, smart and sexy. He is willing to put his needs aside for Holly and her young daughter, Rose. My rating: 5 Stars.