Monday, June 11, 2012

Starlight-Carrie Lofty


Carrie Lofty

Pocket, Jun 26 20212, $7.99

ISBN: 9781451616392

In 1880, ruthless businessman Sir William Christie dies. His four children (illegitimate Vivienne and her beloved half-siblings (Alexander and twins Gareth and Gwyneth)) come to New York for the reading of their bombastic late father's will. Executor Alain Delavoir informs Alex that his assignment to earn his inheritance requires him to make a profit after two years at Christie Textiles mill in Glasgow. Though he loathed his father, Alex a widower astronomer knows he must take on the million dollar challenge if he to keep custody of his frail infant Edmund from his vicious father-in-law Josiah Todd.

At the cotton mill, Alex and Polly Gowan, a union leader’s daughter, meet and argue over how to make the enterprise a success. He realizes he needs her to gain employee loyalty and she realizes she needs him to uncover the identity of a merciless saboteur, who has no qualms about hurting children. As they fall in love, their seemingly diverse objectives and their misunderstanding of their beloved’s respective goals leave them in peril of failure in all aspects of their lives.

The second Christies Victorian romance moves from South Africa to Scotland, but retains the twisting exciting action adventure of Flawless. Fast-paced from the moment the lead couple first argues until their last “confrontation”, fans will enjoy Carrie Lofty’s excellent late nineteenth century Starlight.

Harriet Klausner

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