Escaping the constrictions of Regency society, Valentine Ardsley disguised herself as a groom on Lord Leyburn’s Yorkshire estate. But the arrogant (and irresistible) Diccon discovered her deception quite easily and felt he was honor-bound to offer marriage to the young lady. Valentine would rather suffer London’s ton than marry a man who didn’t love her—wouldn’t she? Regency Romance by Joan Wolf; originally published by Signet--This text refers to theKindle Editionedition.
It had been a while since I read a short historical romance, so I decided to look through the large stack of books my mother gave me. I picked one at random and was pleasantly surprised by the premise. Even if I had not read the summary on the back cover, I would have guessed parts of the book based on the Twelfth Night quotes that separated “Part I” from “Part II.” There are two main characters, Valentine Ardsley, granddaughter of an earl, … more