Isabella

Isabella

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by Loretta Chase
     
 

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The traditional Regency classic from New York Times bestseller Loretta Chase is back…

At the advanced age of 26, the independent, wealthy and imminently practical Isabella Latham has no expectation of marriage. But, good-hearted and dutiful, Isabella accompanies her two young country cousins to oversee their London debut...only to find that it's she… See more details below

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The traditional Regency classic from New York Times bestseller Loretta Chase is back…

At the advanced age of 26, the independent, wealthy and imminently practical Isabella Latham has no expectation of marriage. But, good-hearted and dutiful, Isabella accompanies her two young country cousins to oversee their London debut...only to find that it's she who is attracting suitors...all of whom do seem to have quite an excess of creditors!

There's the sinfully sexy Basil Trevelyan, a rake through and through, but so charming that even sensible Isabella is almost tempted. But then there's his maddeningly handsome—and maddeningly arrogant!—cousin, Edward Trevelyan, seventh Earl of Hartleigh, who has no need of Isabella's dowry; but whose adorable orphaned ward needs a mama. Could he love Isabella for herself? Isabella is too busy trying to decide whether to kiss him—or kill him!

Poor, poor Isabella. What's a girl to do? But more importantly...who's a girl to choose?

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Welcome a bright new light in the Regency heavens. Though the plot is minimal, the dialogue is witty and sprightly. Isabella Latham, wealthy spinster of 26, comes to London to oversee the come-out of her two young cousins. The Latham fortune was made in trade; however, as niece of the Earl of Belcomb, that fact is immaterial. Still, Isabella believes that Edward, Earl of Hartleigh, is out of her reach. Edward and his seven-year-old ward know otherwise. Villain of the piece is the Earl's cousin, Basil, who is hanging out for a rich wife. With her excellent characterizations, Chase might be the long-awaited successor to Georgette Heyer. Highly recommended. Paula M. Zieselman, Sarah Lawrence Coll. Lib., Bronxville, N.Y. vb.21
Library Journal
"Welcome a new bright light in the Regency heavens! Highly recommended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380705979
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1989
Pages:
176

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