A SEASON TO BE SINFUL
by Jo Goodman

August 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7775-0
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After the death of her parents, Lilith Sterling was taken to an abbey where she has spent the last ten years. When she became the object of desire for a depraved nobleman, it was clear that the abbey could no longer provide safety for Lilith. It is good that she already possesses the fortitude needed to be a woman on her own. That strength will come in handy once she takes three small boys under her wing. It is all she can do to keep the scoundrels from the darker side of life. It is with that goal in mind she follows them to Covent Garden in hopes of thwarting their mislaid plan of picking pockets.


After a night at the theater Viscount Sheridan walked with his mistress not knowing he had been marked as a target. One moment he was upright, and the next a weight bore him to the ground. In the chaos following, Sheridan was unable to get a good look at his attacker. It wasn’t until the three miscreants, who’d aimed to steal from him, arrived at his home and accused him of stabbing their Miss Rose that Sherry had any news of the people involved. He was shocked to find out that his assailant was a girl. Before he knows it, Sherry is housing the four of them in his own home while Lilith, or Miss Rose as the boys call her, recuperates.


During her convalescence Lily unintentionally involves Sherry in the trouble she faces while caring for the boys', as well as her own, welfare. The fate of innocence hangs in the balance. Once Sherry is aware of the danger facing the quartet, he takes over as protector and whisks them away from London. Unbeknownst to the group, Sherry has secrets of his own to deal with, and it just may be that he needs Lily as much as she needs him.


Author Jo Goodman is in top form as is evident in her newest release, A Season to be Sinful. The characters are fully developed and portrayed with the skill readers have come to expect in a Goodman novel. With a plot that is both interesting and entertaining, A Season to be Sinful has everything a fan of historical romance wants: adventure, humor, and most of all love.


Reviewed in July 2005 by Rho.

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