sunnuntai 18. joulukuuta 2016

Jo Beverley: The viscount needs a wife ja Too dangerous for a lady

Kirjastosta löytyi kaksi Jo Beverleyn historiallista viihderomaania, joissa tehdään monimutkaisia naimakauppoja tai juonitellaan muuten vain. Erityisen omaperäisiksi romaaneja ei voi sanoa, mutta teksti on sujuvaa, ja vaikka historiallinen ajankuva tuntuu aika ajoin horjuvan, on tarinoissa pilkahdus huumoria ja kertomisen paloa.

The viscount needs a wife (A Signet Select book, 2016; ISBN 978-0-451-47190-1)

Since being widowed two years ago, Kitty Cateril has been trapped in her late husband's home, where she is expected to mourn forever. Desperate to escape, Kitty will consider any option even a hasty marriage to a stranger with no intention of abandoning his bachelor ways. London life suits Beau Braydon, especially his work keeping Britain safe. So when he inherits the title of Viscount Dauntry, he has no intention of resettling on a rural estate. He can't resist the opportunity to marry a sensible widow who can manage Beauchamp Abbey for him until he realizes Kitty is more than he bargained for.

Too dangerous for a lady (Signet Select, 2015; ISBN 978-0-451-47189-5)

When she finds a fugitive thief hiding out in her boudoir, Lady Hermione Merryhew must help Lieutenant Mark Thayne, who has infiltrated the Crimson Band, a group of violent revolutionaries who are planning a bloodbath in London, survive the night so that he can bring them down.

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