Diana Hillard is young and has a secret love in Tom Cole. He is a young tenant farmer on her father's land and not part of the ton, but she knows they are meant to be together. Diana's is heartbroken when she learns that Tom has moved to America and all she has of him is the locket he gave her.
Twelve years later, Diana finds herself at a house party on Lady Ransome's estate. Diana has been married and widowed and is more concerned with seeing her younger sister make a good match than worry about any romantic adventures for herself. Imagine Diana's shock when she finds that her long lost love, Tom, is among the guests. Diana and Tom become part of A Tangled Web of intrigue as the various guests try to weave romantic traps to fit their own ambitions.
The Regency romance has fallen on hard times, but Amanda McCabe is an author who will keep it alive with her vibrant descriptions and clever dialog. There is nothing more romantic than finding a lost love. Tom and Diana are both kind and likable and it is easy to see why others would want them. The author brings wry humor into the mix with the scheming duo of Elizabeth Damer and Frederick Parcival.
I must confess that my favorite romance sub-genre is romantic comedy, but I am drawn back to Regency romances on a regular basis. The style and manners of that period have their own unique appeal and satisfy a need to connect with the past. I will look forward to future novels by the talented Ms. McCabe.