The Songbird's Seduction - Connie Brockway
Quirky, fun, and romantic in the Edwardian age! I love the unusual heroes and heroines of Connie Brockway's stories! She takes us on an adventure through Downton Abbey's England and France. A rising operretta star, Lucy Eastlake is used to conforming to everyone's expectations. Passed around to numerous relatives since her parents death at age 7, she has tried to be what everyone needs. Her 2 great-aunts were the last stop for her and she loves them dearly. When the chance to change their future occurs through an inheritance of her aunt Lavinia, she insists on going on the adventure of a lifetime to retrieve it! Professor Ptomley Archibald Grant is a stick in the mud anthropology genius and the grandson of Lavinia's old flame. The chemistry from Lucy and "Archie" (as Lucy says what every reader is thinking... Ptomley, what kind of name is THAT for a hero !), is off the charts romantic. They tumble into love on the road to France in a gypsy troupe. Wonderful writing, Ms. Brockway! This review is for a free copy courtesy of Montlake Romance via NetGalley.