by Evelyn Richardson

February 2006
ISBN: 0-451-21730-6
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Mass Market Paperback

Lady Frances Cresswell had her Season in London a few years back. When her father died, Frances went home to Hampshire to manage the estate. She does not really miss the ton and takes her responsibilities seriously. Frances feels it is her duty to accompany her friend Kitty to London for Kitty's Season. Kitty's uncle, Lord Julian Mainwaring, has a reputation as a rogue. The question is then, who will look after Frances as she is entranced by Julian?

The Education of Lady Frances is a Regency romance at its best. The author states she would have loved to have lived during that era. Her obsession with the time shows through in rich details that transport the reader back in time. The dialog and descriptions are vivid and the characters seem to come alive. The romance is of the tender type that leaves the reader with a sigh and a light heart at the last page.

Miss Cresswell's London Triumph continues the saga with Frances younger sister. Cassie is happy with her life until she becomes re-acquainted with Ned Mainwaring, an old family friend. Ned is handsome and charming and Cassie fears he will fall for Arabella Taylor who is the envy of this Season and seems to have her cap set for Ned, despite having charmed every eligible bachelor in London. Can Cassie play the game of love and win against such a tough opponent?

Ms. Richardson's two Regency stories in one volume are pure delight to all who love this historical era. Writers of her caliber will keep the genre alive. I wish her continued success.

Reviewed in November 2006 by Roberta.

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