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LADY’S CHOICE
AMANDA SCOTT
ISBN# 0-446-61669-9
August 2006
Warner Forever
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Mass Market Paperback
$6.50
448 pages
Historical Romance
Rating: 3 Cups

Sorcha, an impulsive young woman, is appalled that her elder sister is marrying a man old enough to be her father while in love with the much more desirable Hugo Robison. Trying to be helpful, she writes to Sir Hugo asking him to stop the wedding.

Hugo is much too busy to respond to the silly letters sent to him by the beautiful Adela’s sister. Although Adela is just the sort of woman he always pictured as his wife, she is already promised to another. Sorcha, however, is a handful, but much more interesting and intelligent than her perfect sister.

Adela McLeod is kidnapped from the church steps on the day of her wedding. Her family thinks that Sir Hugo Robison responded to her Sorcha’s appeals for help, but it is soon apparent that Hugo had nothing to do with the matter. Sorcha and her younger sister Sidony set off in search of their lost sister, and Hugo, against his better judgment, follows them. Sorcha angers him to no end and has embarrassed him in front of some very important people, but he cannot get her out of his mind.

The author really brought this period to life. The people, food, clothing, homes, and customs of the era are clearly portrayed; the reader will have no problem putting themself into the story. The Knights Templar angle adds more interest. The characters are equally vivid; especially Sorcha and Hugo. I found it a little hard to understand Adela, and Sidony seemed without personality, but the other characters, particularly the evil Waldron, the Countess Isabella, Isobel and the McLeod, are all unique personalities who add much to the book. It started out a bit slow, but it is worth pushing through the first part to get to the meat of the story.

Maura
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