am 22. Dezember 1999
I am VERY pleased to have happened on this book by a new Regency author. The plot is a bit predictable with the "poor governess/rich nobleman" theme but don't let that put you off. This book is full of interesting people you identify with or want to get to know better.
All the characters have exceptional depth for books in this genre, and I especially enjoyed the secondary ones: the details given about the heroine's aunt Emily make you long for the author to give her a book of her own. Even the antagonists in this book have lots of interesting personality traits. No one dimensional characters here!
My only complaint - and it is not unique to this author - is that she needs a crash course (or a better editor) in English titles. It was especially irritating to me that even the title of the book is wrong. Her hero is NOT Lord St. Claire, as the younger brother of a Marquess, he is Lord Justin.
am 3. Mai 2000
Celestine Simons knows she was hired as a governess not because of her skills, but because she is so plain. Her employer is trying to thwart her rakish brother-in-law, Justin, from dallying with the servants again.
Partly out of anger, Justin decides to go ahead and charm Celestine, even if she is plain. Then, he sees Celestine sing in the local choir. And everything changes.
In this book, we get to see the rake grow up. Readers can also revel in the quiet strength of its heroine. If you like Regencies that are about people, rather than romps and intrigue, try this one.
I gave this book Desert Island Keeper status at All About Romance.