sunnuntai 26. helmikuuta 2017

Maya Rodale: Lady Bridget's diary ja Chasing Lady Amelia

Maya Rodalen historiallisissa viihderomaaneissa on juonenkäänteitä kerrakseen, mutta kirjojen lopussa on toki onnellinen loppu. Historiallista uskottavuutta kirjailija ei tunnu erityisesti tavoittelevan, kunhan luo kulissit joissa pyörittää kertomuksiaan.

Lady Bridget's diary (Avon Books, 2016; ISBN 978-0-06-238673-1)

Lord Darcy is the quintessential Englishman: wealthy, titled, impossibly proper, and horrified that a pack of Americans has inherited one of England's most respected dukedoms. But his manners, his infamous self-restraint, and his better judgment fly out the window when he finds himself with the maddening American girl next door.

Lady Bridget Cavendish has grand--but thwarted--plans to become a Perfect Lady and take the haute ton by storm. In her diary, Bridget records her disastrous attempts to assimilate into London high society, her adoration of the handsome rogue next door, her disdain for the Dreadful Lord Darcy, and some truly scandalous secrets that could ruin them all. It was loathing at first sight for Lady Bridget and Lord Darcy. But their paths keep crossing...and somehow involve kissing. When Lady Bridget's diary goes missing, both Darcy and Bridget must decide what matters most of all--a sterling reputation or a perfectly imperfect love.

Chasing Lady Amelia (Avon Books, 2016; ISBN 9780062386762)

In the second novel of Maya Rodale enchanting Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series, an American heiress finds her reputation--and heart--in danger when she travels to London and meets a wickedly tempting rake ... Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms!

Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he ever wanted. When Amelia finds out Alistair has been ordered to marry her, he must woo her and win back the angry American girl. But with the threat of scandals, plural, looming ... will he ever catch up to the woman he loves?

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