by Victoria Alexander

June 2005
ISBN: 0-06-059319-9
Reviewer Graphic Button Avon Books
Mass Market Paperback

Readers appreciate authors who are constantly improving their craft. If you have favorite authors - but after a while their books become “routine” - I am sure that you know exactly what I mean. It is just this type of “novel by the numbers” that will cause loyal readers to jump ship.

Fans of Victoria Alexander do not have to worry about this.

With her tenth novel about various branches of the Effington family tree, Ms. Alexander once again rewards her loyal readers with a fine romance, outstanding characters and breathless passion. From a prologue that can only be described as “lush”, Ms. Alexander brings readers into the hearts of Pamela Effington and Prince Alexei of Avalonia. These star-crossed lovers share a night of passion and mystery that neither will soon forget.

When their paths cross four years later, circumstances have changed. Alexei is no longer the heir to a throne. He is a man without a country, forced to accept defeat rather than harm the people that he was born to serve. Cast adrift with only his loyal retainers, Alexei hopes to live in quiet anonymity in the English countryside. The frivolous life of British society has no allure for this former ladies man - he has been through too much. Pamela is also quite different. After the scandal that caused her to flee England, she has matured. Always intelligent, she has developed the traits famous among Effington women - outspokenness, stubbornness and assertiveness. Her return home puts her in direct contact with the one man she has never forgotten. Thankful that he never saw her face, Pamela only has to control her inner turmoil as she encounters the exiled prince. He has no idea that she was the mysterious woman in Venice - or does he?

When We Meet Again will delight Ms. Alexander’s fans, and send newcomers scurrying to find her backlist.

Reviewed in May 2005 by Paula.

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