lauantai 4. helmikuuta 2017

Sarah Maclean: A Scot in the dark

Tulin lainanneeksi Sarah Macleanin historiallisen viihderomaanin kahteen kertaan, ensin e-kirjana ja sitten painettuna, johtuen siitä että kirjojen kansikuvat poikkesivat kovasti toisistaan: A Scot in the dark (Piatkus, 2016; ISBN 978-0-349-40974-0).

Romaani on paikoitellen humoristinen ja melkolailla reipashenkinen kuvaus kahden omapäisen ihmisen keskinäisestä valtakamppailusta keskellä seurapiiriskandaalia. Tarinassa on omaperäisyyttä jonkin verran, ihan pelkkä rutiinisuoritus tämä ei ole.

Lonesome Lily turned Scandalous Siren Miss Lillian Harwood has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate ...until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain - he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem. Tartan Comes to Town Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else's problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It's the perfect plan, until Lily declares she'll only marry for love ... and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much...

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