by Jo Ann Ferguson

October 2003
ISBN: 0-8217-7522-7
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Mass Market Paperback

Widow Priscilla Flanders is ready to launch her eldest daughter in society, but while in Bath attending pre-season functions she meets up with Sir Neville Hathaway. A murder happens and the evidence points to Neville but Patricia is determined to prove his innocence.

This is the fourth book in `The Priscilla Flanders Mysteries` I havenít read the previous books but after reading this one I am now going to look out for them.

The heroine has instant appeal from the first pages. She copes with her relationship with Sir Neville without making her children aware of it. Unfortunately this can lead to problems when her daughter Daphne becomes infatuated with Neville. Delicate handling is required!

Passion is strong between the hero and heroine. They make a dashing couple.

The mystery is very good and it isnít easy to work out the solution, which makes for an excellent page-turner. Patricia and Neville meet danger and trouble frequently as the story progresses.

Jo Ann Ferguson includes the three children well in the story, she is an author who makes children very realistic and far from token characters. Patriciaís son Issac gets himself involved in the goings on, as you would expect of a 10 year old in the Regency period. He is eager to show that he is fast becoming a man!

I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it introduced me to another aspect of Jo Ann Fergusonís talent as an author; she writes very good romantic mysteries!

Reviewed in January 2004 by Mary.

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