5 of 5 stars
I absolutely loved this book. It took the reader out of the usual Regency balls and parlors and takes us on a road trip. Georgette Frost has never felt loved either from her academic parents who didn't have time for her or to her cousin with a brood of children to care for. Once Georgette hears about the stolen gold from the Royal Treasury, she's off on a treasure hunt. Only she's interrupted by Lord Hugo Starling who recognizes Georgette dressed in boy's clothing at the beginning of her adventure. Hugo reluctantly agrees to escort Georgette north to her brother who happens to live in the same village as the latest clue.
Ms. Romain is a masterful writer and the banter between Georgette and Hugo is priceless--she with her fairy-tale-starred eyes and Hugo with his academic and science mind. Both of them exasperate each other throughout their meandering ever northward toward clues of the stolen gold. Along the way each of them begin to change and see the value in each other's point of view. Can Hugo let go of his master plans to build a new hospital and see what's right in front of him? Can Georgette love someone who's extremely logical and a planner for every situation? Fans of regency romance who's looking for something a little different will thoroughly enjoy this story.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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