Thursday, February 7, 2008

On the Book Cart

The latest Stephanie Laurens hardcover, Where the Heart Leads, looks like a nice combination of romance and mystery. Laurens is well known for her spicy Regency romances, and this novel is set in that same time period and loosely connected to her works featuring the Cynsters. The heroine, Lady Penelope Ashford, enlists the assistance of the Honorable Barnaby Adair. Lady Penelope has devoted herself to providing assistance to the orphans of London’s worst slums, and lately many of these children have gone missing. Adair has made a name for himself as an amateur detective, and because of his social status has access to all levels of society. The two join forces to solve the mystery, and of course, romance ensues. Also on the cart this week is The Accidental Countess, by Melissa Schroeder. This is another historical with an element of suspense, featuring a young lady who rescues a man she finds passed out in the snow. Before you can say “compromising position” they are forced to marry. All is not happily ever after though, since someone is apparently trying to kill the earl and his new bride. If your taste runs more to paranormal, pick up the new Lynsay Sands novel, The Accidental Vampire. The latest in her Argeneau series, the book features Elvi Black, who has recently become a vampire through no fault of her own, and Victor Argeneau, undead for centuries and incredibly handsome in spite of his advanced age. This one looks like a lot of fun.
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