lauantai 24. syyskuuta 2016

Manda Collins: How to dance with a duke, How to romance a rake ja A good rake is hard to find

Manda Collinsin historiallisissa viihderomaaneissa on monenlaisia käänteitä, mutta varsinaiset yllätykset ovat minimissä, sillä juonet ovat melkolailla ensimmäisiltä sivuilta alkaen ilmiselviä, eikä henkilöhahmoissa ole juurikaan syvyyttä. Historiallinen ajankuva tarjoaa moneen kertaan kerrotuille tarinoille viitteenomaiset puitteet.

How to dance with a duke (Saint Martin's Griffin, 2012; ISBN 978-0-312-54924-4)

Miss Cecily Hurston would much rather explore the antiquities of Egypt than the uncharted territory of marriage. But the rules of her fathers exclusive academic society forbid her entrance until she weds one of its members. To clear her ailing fathers name of a scandalous rumour, Cecily is willing to marry any old dullard to do it.

How to romance a rake (St Martin's Press, 2012; ISBN 978-0-312-54925-1)

Whats a nice girl like Miss Juliet Shelby doing at a place like Lord Deverils ballroom? With her shy demeanour, shes a total stranger to the dance floor and a source of mockery for the ton. So imagine her surprise when Deveril gallantly comes to her defence - and offers to teach her to dance.

A good rake is hard to find (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2015; ISBN 9781250061065)

Leonora Craven seeks the help of her former fiancé, Frederick Lisle, to prove that her brother's death was no accident, and that the Lords of Anarchy, England's most notorious driving club, is responsible. Leonora needs Freddy in order to infiltrate the club, and, posing as an engaged couple, they work together to uncover the culprit.

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