by Candice Hern

February 2006
ISBN: 0-451-21784-5
Reviewer Graphic Button Signet Books
Mass Market Paperback

Look out London, the Merry Widows have arrived, and none of them have marriage on their minds!

When five wealthy society widows band together to form a charity organization for war widows, their efforts are applauded. Little do they know that the trustees of the Benevolent Widows Fund have a new goal for this season. They are in the prime of their lives, have financial independence and plenty of things to occupy their time. What is missing? Men, of course!

Intrigued when one of their group takes a lover, the other four women agree that they miss the companionship and passion they shared with their husbands. While some of them are not at all ready to take the plunge, they all decide to be open minded about the premise of attracting a gentleman “friend.”

Listening to the other women discuss their passionate marriages, Marianne Nesbitt is dismayed to learn that something was lacking in her own. Although it was an arranged marriage, Marianne and David had deep affection for each other and many thought of them as the perfect partnership. Why then is Marianne wondering what she missed? Perhaps it is time she found out.

Adam Cazenove, David’s best friend, is appalled when Marianne shows him her list of potential lovers. He jokingly tells her that she waited too long, having made this decision only after he became betrothed. But is it a joke? He cannot imagine another man in Marianne’s bed, but is that loyalty to his friend or jealousy?

Readers will delight in this debut novel in Candice Hern’s new Merry Widows series. From the clever titles to the witty dialog within, In the Thrill of the Night will be a fine addition to your book bag.

Reviewed in February 2006 by Paula.

Read more reviews of Candice Hern books.Click Here