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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    outstanding historical romance

    In 1899 Devonshire, England, Texas millionaire Sam Cody missed his own wedding, which means his own family wants to kill him and his now ex-fiancee¿s family will kill him. Though a bit drunk, Sam takes the coach across the Dartmoors. The only other passenger is Lady Lydia Bedford-Browne, who travels alone for the first time in her twenty-four years of life. <P>The trek across the thirty miles of mostly barren landscape turns dangerous when their drunken driver falls off the wagon and consequently the driver-less coach crashes into a bog. Lydia and Sam begin the journey to safety, but as they cover common ground, an attraction springs up between them. However, a Yankee, though quite wealthy, cannot be good enough for an aristocrat¿s daughter even if they are falling in love. <P>THE INDISCRETION is an outstanding historical romance that centers on the role of women during a period when rights were few and men owned all of them. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with a sense of the era through the relative eyes of the cast, which allows for a diversity of beliefs. Lydia demonstrates her courage throughout the novel even as she struggles with the social straitjacket that binds her tight. Initially Sam appears more as an irresponsible relic of the west, but time proves his worth through Lydia. Judith Ivory strikes platinum by painting a fabulous tale that should send the audience seeking her previous novels. <P>Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted January 4, 2012

    Amazing!

    My first romance novel & I absolutly couldn't put it down! I'm hooked. It was beautifully written.

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  • Posted December 8, 2010

    Great Story

    I really like all of Judith Ivory's books, but this particular story is one of my all time favorites. I love Lydia and Sam.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2005

    Great book

    Short and sweet? Loved this book! It's the third Judith Ivory novel I've read, having only recently discovered her. After reading in three years nearly 400 romance novels, encompassing different time periods and settings, in my opinion she is one of the best. My only regret is that there aren't more of her books out there waiting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2001

    Terrific Historical Romance

    Lydia Bedford-Browne is a rather uncoventional daughter of a Viscount. After attending her maid's wedding, unbeknownst to her parents, she sets out on a journey across the Dartmoor, a desolate uninhabited stretch of land, to visit her cousin. The only other passenger on the coach is a drunken, disheveled cowboy who spends much of the journey sleeping under his hat. That is, until he discovers that the driver is nowhere to be found, and he must try to get the coach under control. The coach becomes mired in a bog, and Sam Cody, the drunken cowboy, frees the horses and saves Lydia. Stranded on the moor, Sam and Lydia are forced to spend several days with only each other for company. <br><br> At first they are uneasy around each other as Sam is sure that Lydia isn't the lady's maid she claims to be , and Lydia senses that Sam isn't just the sloppy cowboy who just jilted his bride. Gradually, these two protagonists develop a truce as they progress from sleeping close together to keep warm to making love when Lydia seduces Sam. <br><br> Though Lydia finally admits that she is the daughter of a Viscount, Sam is somewhat taken back, when just prior to their rescue, Lydia refuses to allow Sam to see her upon their return to London. Lydia thinks that Sam could never be the person her family would want her to consider for a husband. Sam surprises Lydia, though, when he shows up at her home, having been invited to a party given by her father, the Viscount Wendt. While Sam had admitted to Lydia that he was rich, he never admitted that he was being considered for the position of U.S. Ambassador to Britain. <br><br> Lydia tries to avoid Sam at all costs even when her father invites him to stay on at his home in an effort to further some treaty negotiations. Tempers flare between Lydia and Sam as they engage in a quirky archery contest, and Lydia consistently insults Sam thinking that she just wants him to disappear because he coudn't possibly fit into her world. When Lydia discovers that she is pregnant, Sam must do his best to convice her that he wants to marry her not only out of duty, but out of love. <br><br> Judith Ivory cleverly delves into the characters of these two main players. They aren't just merely hero and heroine who fall in love, but two people who must come to terms, not only with their preconceived notions of one another, but each other's imperfections. Their dialogue is witty without being contrived as they constantly spar with one another. A hint at the conclusion suggests Sam's half-brother as a hero for a coming book. For those who love a great romance, Judith Ivory's possible sequal to THE INDISCRETION cannot come too soon.

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