Saturday, February 18, 2012
A Regency I Won't Soon Forget - The Aristocrat's Lady by Mary Moore/5 Stars
Today I ate those words.
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a Regency novel more than I enjoyed this one. The prose was exceptional, the characters and their flaws believable, and the romance was heart-stopping. I loved the witty banter between the two major characters, as well as the secret that propelled much of the storyline. And if all that wasn't enough to blow me away, the fact that The Aristocrat's Lady was Mary Moore's debut novel....well, you could've easily blown me over with a feather.
Quite possibly, this book will make my Top Ten list at year's end, and we've got a long way to go before we get there! Ms. Moore is an author that I will be reading more from in the future...of that, I have no doubt.
Sass? Without question. :o)
Summary of The Aristocrat's Lady:
An Unexpected Encounter
For a few moments on a moonlit balcony, Nicole Beaumont was just a beautiful woman catching the eye of the handsome Lord Devlin--but she knew the illusion couldn't last. If the enigmatic aristocrat knew her secret, he'd realize that her disability left her unfit for love. So who could blame her for hiding the truth a little longer?
Devlin had never met a woman like Nicole. Her unique combination of innocence and wisdom left him utterly intrigued. Yet what was she hiding? For a man who did not trust easily, discovering her secret was devastating. Overcoming their pasts and forging a future would take faith, forgiveness and trust. And second chances could lead to new beginnings...