This is a clean romance and Barbour evokes the Regency period very well.
Helen Prestwick arrives unexpectedly from Portugal, holding a baby, on the doorstep of Edward Beresford, twelfth Earl of Camberwell. She claims that the child is the legitimate son of the Earl's late brother and Helen's late sister, and therefore he, the baby, is the heir to the Earldom.
Edward allows Helen, her duenna and the baby to stay at the ancestral Camberwell seat while he investigates her claims. He seems remarkably tolerant of Helen's sometimes shrewish and insolent behaviour, and I just didn't "feel" the romance between the two of them. The story moves along well enough, but there's something missing.
Miss Prestwick's Crusade Hardcover – Large Print, 1 May 2009
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- Publisher : Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd; Large type / Large print edition (1 May 2009)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1847826652
- ISBN-13 : 978-1847826657
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 23.5 cm
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