Saturday, August 13, 2011

In the Arms of a Marquess-Katherine Ashe

In the Arms of a Marquess
Katherine Ashe
Avon, Aug 30 2011, $7.99
ISBN: 9780061965654

In 1812 teenage Octavia “Tavy” Pierce arrives in Madras, India from England during a monsoon. She lives with her older sister and brother-in-law. Tavy and her sister’s neighbor Ben Doree meet and fall in love, but her family rules him unacceptable as a hybrid third son.

Just under a decade of residing in India, Tavy relishes her time there as she loves the culture. Now five and twenty years old she turned into a beauty. Thus in 1821 Tavy goes back to London where she is expected to make a match. Ben also lives in England as he has become the Marquess of Doree, which makes him acceptable by her family. The pair remains in love, but Lord Marcus Crispin also wants to marry Tavy. As the two male aristocrats compete for Tavy’s hand in marriage, someone stalks them.

In the Arms of a Marquess is an exhilarating Regency romantic suspense that uses early nineteenth century India to refresh the mostly in England plot. The cast is solid while readers will enjoy this fine fast-paced, historical thriller while wondering who the villain is. Note that a portion of the sales will be donated to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

Harriet Klausner

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