by Anthology

March 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7761-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

The opening story of Waltz With A Rogue is a great way to start an anthology. The Highwayman Came Waltzing by Kathleen Baldwin is a group of French Highwaymen that are stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. It seems the highwaymen arenít exactly men at all but a group of woman all related to each other. It seems their troubles are about to double, when they meet Trace, who is searching for the criminals. Elizabeth is the leader of this little band of robbers. Trace and Elizabeth are childhood sweethearts and once thought they might be more than just friends. It seems Trace wants more from Elizabeth, but will he once he finds out what she has been doing? Only time will tell. Why you ask are they robbing these people? Well, youíll have to read the story to find out.

The Rebel and The Rogue by Mona Gedney is about Vivian and Anthony. Vivian is an independent woman who has a fortune. It seems her stepmother and stepfather want that fortune to stay in the family but she doesnít want to marry her stepfatherís brother. She will do about anything to escape that and in walks Anthony Mallory. She proposes a deal to Anthony that she hopes he canít refuse, but can he? Only time will tell, he does come to her rescue on quite a few occasions but is that enough? Will this attraction to each other turn into something more?

Lisa Noeli has the last story in the anthology with Dance With Me. This is a story where an Earl disguises himself as a dance master to find his perfect partner both in dance and in life. He loves to dance and he wants to find someone that dances as well as he does and he figures that once he finds the lady that fits into his arms will fit into his life as well. Can one find the love of their life that way? Neville thinks he can, until Penelope walks into his life. Penelope has to earn a living for herself and the household where she lives. Can she let it be known who she really is? Will it turn Neville away or will it matter to him?

These stories flowed from one to the other. Each heroine was independent and strong. It would take an equally strong hero to win the hearts of these ladies. Out of these stories, it is hard to pinpoint the one I enjoyed the most, they were about the same. I mean in one we have childhood sweethearts, another one we have a lady that goes after what she wants instead of what her family wants of her and the last one we have a lady with a diverse background out to make her own way in the world and help those that have helped her. If I had to choose, it would be a toss up between Vivian and Mallory and Neville and Penelope.

Reviewed in September 2005 by Pam.

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