The widowed Sophia Armitage has a chance encounter in Hyde Park with three friends she had known during the Peninsular Wars when she was there with her husband. The three men remember her only as a dear comrade, but soon Nathaniel Gascoigne is seeing her in a different light. Sophie, though, harbors a dark secret she can confide to no one--least of all Nathaniel. His friend Eden, Lord Pelham, meanwhile, is engaged in his own volatile, humorous love story with Lavinia Bergland, Nat's prickly ward.
Jove Regency,ISBN 0-515-12367-6
"Irresistible is vintage Balogh."
"This charming and witty Regency romance..."
"Mary Balogh reconfirms her reputation as a superlative writer of Regency
romance in this well-drawn, ultimately moving love story between a war
hero's widow and her longtime friend....Balogh's masterful command of the
Regency period, and her skill at dramatizing subtle nuances of character,
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talented weaver of tales, sculptor of characters, builder of plot. In
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then let them create the world around them. Ms. Balogh writes beautifully
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