4 of 5 stars
Lady Euphrosyne Trevor, the daughter of the Duke of Somerset, has led an extremely sheltered life. Her father has not allowed much in the way of entertainments. When Euphrosyne, her sister Laia and their mother are allowed to travel to Bath for Laia's wedding, Euphrosyne realizes how sheltered her life has been. The moment she lies eyes on Charles, the Marquis of Markville, an attraction begins to develop. Over several weeks Markville proposes and Euphrosyne accepts gladly. Unfortunately, her father denies his permission for her to marry and whisks her back to the family castle. It's up to Charles to rescue the only woman he has ever loved.
I found the story a bit complicated in the beginning to figure out all the characters and especially the heroine's name which was unusual and hard to pronounce. The story itself is compact and moved along at a good pace. Being a novella, there wasn't room to go into many details for the secondary characters. The story has a dark side and Somerset is beyond evil. I did enjoy how all the women banded together to thwart Somerset and bring Euphrosyne and Charles together. I enjoy Ms. Quinn's stories and look forward to reading more from her.
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