THE SINS OF LORD EASTERBROOK
January 27, 2009
Dell (Random House, Inc.)
1745 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
$6.99 U.S./$7.99 Canada
Rating: 4 Cups
Christian, Marquess of Easterbrook, is surprised to see Leona visiting his home. There is something vaguely familiar about her. Once she leaves, he sets out to find her calling card and bring her back to his home.
Leona Montgomery has journeyed all the way from Macao and is visiting London for the first time. She is on a mission and needs to meet with the traders and investors of London, not to mention find a beneficial piece of paper stolen from her father.
It has been seven years since Christian has seen Leona, but one glimpse of that stature and he is smitten all over again. One glance at Christian, and the first impression that comes her mind is that of a pirate. Once she and Christian are in the same room, it does not take long for her to learn his true identity. He finds her an enigma, whereas Leona would like to have his hide. She has bargained with Muslims and fought pirates, and refuses to allow him to get the best of her. Leona needs to ask his brother for help to gain access to certain information. A valuable piece of paper was stolen from her father and she needs it returned. Leona will do anything in her power to regain the paper to save her family, but will Christian aid in her search or can he be trusted?
The Sins of Easterbrook is a tale that just transported me to the time of romance and chivalry. I loved the robust characters of Leona and Christian. They have a way of making the pages heat up with just a simple word or glance. The dialogue is remarkable. The backdrop leaves the reader with the whole ambience of the era. The passion and desire of the couple is wonderfully woven like fine silk. Madeline Hunter is an excellent storyteller who knows how to sketch people and places that leap off the pages. This intriguing story, with well-developed players and a wonderful plot, is an outstanding read.
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