sunnuntai 4. helmikuuta 2018

Manda Collins: Ready set rogue

Manda Collinsin viihderomaani aloittaa neliosaisen romaanisarjan, jossa neljä opiskelusta kiinnostunutta naista saa perinnökseen hienolla kirjastolla varustetun kartanon: Ready set rogue (St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2017; ISBN 978-1-250-10986-6).

Romaanin hömppäpitoisuus on melkoinen, mutta on tarinaan syötetty hitunen syvällisempääkin pohdiskelua naisen roolista yhteiskunnasta, ja salapoliisityyppistä kuolemantapauksen selvittelyäkin on tarinaan ujutettu.

When scholarly Miss Ivy Wareham receives word that she's one of four young ladies who have inherited Lady Celeste Beauchamp's estate with a magnificent private library, she packs her trunks straightaway. Unfortunately, Lady Celeste's nephew, the rakish Quill Beauchamp, Marquess of Kerr, is determined to interrupt her studies one way or another.

Bequeathing Beauchamp House to four bluestockings - no matter how lovely they are to look at - is a travesty, and Quill simply won't have it. But Lady Celeste's death is not quite as straightforward as it first seemed - and if Quill hopes to solve the mystery behind her demise, he'll need Ivy's help. Along the way, he is surprised to learn that bookish Ivy stirs a passion and longing that he has never known. This rogue believes he's finally met his match - but can Quill convince clever, skeptical Ivy that his love is no fiction?

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