Lord of Dishonor - Odds Against Honor
by Edith Layton
ISBN: 0451163648 New American Library
Lovely Amanda Amberly was a young lady of unsullied virtue--against all odds. For her bewitching mother, the Countess of Clovelly, was notorious for her amorous escapades, and every hot-blooded gentleman in society expected Amanda to follow in the Countess's straying footsteps.
So far Amanda had succeeded in steering clear of the clutches of those
eager young blades. She even had begun to hope that the eminently respectable
Sr Giles Boothe might consider her a possible match. But when, by her mother's
cunning design, Amanda found herself in the arms of the incredibly handsome
and charming Viscount North, the most irresistible if infamous rake in the
realm, she discovered she could defend her virtue only if she refused to
listen to her heart.
From the Critics
Edith Layton creates another tour-de-force in Lord of Dishonor (4+), chock full of intricate characterization and atmosphere. A notorious rake stops off on his way home after a long absence abroad at the estate of an equally notorious countess and is tricked into a fictitious betrothal with her eldest daughter. The scene changes to the rake's family home, where a complicated family situation gradually reveals characters in their true light.
This is a true feast for the regency devotee.
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