The Angels of Ashbourne Trilogy, book 3
by Ann Barker
People say that beautiful, headstrong Evangeline Granby is spoiled, and as she is the
indulged only child of wealthy parents, this does appear to be the case. Tired of being
compared unfavourably with her cousins, she wanders off into Sheffield with just her maid
for company... and ends up being thoroughly kissed in a public house by a man she has only
just met! The man in question is the Reverend Michael Buckleigh, who is rather too good
looking for his own good and has already been ousted from two curateís posts. Now the
bishop has installed him in a third, and one of his parishioners is none other than Evangeline.
Trouble is, there are plenty of other unattached young women in the area who fancy him too,
so it looks as though he is going to be in his usual trouble...
This is the third volume in the series about the angelically named Earls of Ashbourne,
following on from Jilted (also
reviewed on this site) and Ruined.
As well as being a delightful romance with plenty to amuse, it gives the reader the opportunity
to read further about the Ashbourne family and see what they are getting up to. There are
quite a few laughs as well, inevitable in a situation where a clergyman is the target of so much
lust. The author handles this well, resulting in an entertaining tale. This is also the
story of more than just two people, which makes for a fuller novel than many other romances.
I havenít read everything by this author, but certainly plan to remedy this in the near
future—a good read.
29 January 2010|
0709089686 / 9780709089681|
Historical Romance / 1796 / Yorkshire, England|
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