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ISBN# 978-0-440-24113-3
August 2006
Dell Books
1745 Broadway, New York, New York 10019
Mass Market Paperback
422 Pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 4 Cups

Francis Allard is a music and French teacher at Miss Martin’s School in Bath. She is content with her life the way it is now; far different from the mess she fled three years before. She has found a haven here after all of her dreams were shattered.

Lucius Marshall, Viscount Sinclair, has promised to give up his bachelor life for marriage this year. His elderly grandfather is ill and wants the Corinthian happily settled before he dies. Portia Hunt is the perfect candidate, but Lucius thinks she is just a bit too perfect.

A man and a woman traveling in a terrible snowstorm are forced to spend time together in a remote inn. They get to know each other intimately and make a lasting impression. In fact, Lord Sinclair cannot forget the beautiful Frances and wishes to make her part of his life, one way or another.

Ms. Balogh has written yet another engrossing historical romance. Frances and Lucius are both very complex characters vividly portrayed. The supporting characters are equally well written, especially those of Amy Marshall, the great-aunts, and the teachers of Miss Martin’s. The author has an unusually good feel for the time period, making it easy for the reader to lose herself in the story. The gradual revelation of Frances’ story kept me interested from the beginning until the end.

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