Monday, January 18, 2010

Great Review from Single Tile for my Regency, Rules of Conduct

Third Duke of Vale, Hugh Beauchamp is on his way home to Vale Park when his carriage stumbles upon an unconscious woman lying in the road. Intrigued, Hugh finds himself in a precarious situation, although he should send the woman to the servant’s quarters and relieve himself of the responsibility, he finds himself enamored by the lady with no memory who he soon names Viola.
Already promised to another, Hugh sends Viola to his Nanny’s home who lives on the estate, not quite willing to let her go. Their friendship continues to develops both suppressing the feelings that stir when in each other‘s company. Hugh finds himself conflicted on doing what is right or what his heart is telling him.
Viola grows to feel fondly of Hugh and his graciousness with helping her find out who she is. Although she has smatterings of memory coming back, nothing that is useful in revealing who she is. Hugh’s sister takes Viola under her wing into Bath hoping for recognition of this beautiful young lady who they feel is destined for something special.
The Rules of Conduct is one of those books that once you set down, you think about until you can you can pick the book back up and return to the world of Viola and Hugh. Maggie Anderson has written a magnificent story, I was captivated and enthralled with the characters, setting , and step back into time with Rules of Conduct. One of my favorite stories this year

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