"Devilish good fun. LORD STANHOPE'S PROPOSAL is regency romance at its best."
--Julia Quinn, author of THE DUKE AND I
It is the start of the Season and the rakish Earl of Stanhope is less than overjoyed when he is forced to rusticate to Sussex. His foolish, foppish cousin has, it seems, managed to wager away the reputation of one Miss Calista Ashton. Country spinster. Vicar's sister. Radical. Bluestocking. Why, the mere description is enough to call forth a sigh. Nonetheless, in the name of the family honor--and well, to be honest, maybe partly to escape from his two mistresses who are arguing over him--Stanhope heads to the little town of Deepdene. And is surprised indeed. Hardly the elderly, dried-up spinster he had been led to expect, Miss Ashton is, it turns out, possessed of a fine sense of humor, a fine pair of eyes, and under her frumpy brown dresses, a fine. . . well, a gentleman really should not notice that at all. And, oh yes, the lady, as it also turns out, is already engaged. Naturally, being a man of action, Stanhope sets out to remedy the situation. But what will Calista find in his impeccably Weston-tailored arms? Sweet seduction or true love?
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Jessica Benson lives in Brooklyn Heights, New York with her husband and two young sons. This is her first novel.Review:
"...Ms. Benson demonstrates herself to be a talented author. She moves her players with the skill of a Grand Master sitting before a chess board. Her dialogue is witty and her prose is evocative; future works may prove her to be one of the rare authors who writes both prose and dialogue with an equal level of high quality. . . My fervent hope is that Ms. Benson follows up her debut with another winner. If so, I will joyfully be adding another traditional regency author to my auto-buy roster. -- Romance Journal
4 1/2 stars
"A new author of considerable talent makes a sparkling debut with a rollicking tale of love and misunderstanding in Regency times... A graceful stylist, Ms. Benson sets off a veritable fountain of romantic sparks between her two lovers, displaying a real gift for witty repartee that will leave discerning readers anxiously awaiting the next book from this outstanding new writer." -- Romantic Times
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Book Description Zebra, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11082176537X
Book Description Zebra, 2000. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M082176537X
Book Description Zebra. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 082176537X New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1842093