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A bird in hand
Lane, Allison.
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New York : Signet, 1999.
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218 pages ; 18 cm.
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A daring young lord, seeing a young woman floundering in an icy river, immediately dives to her rescue. But in saving her life, he almost loses his own! When he comes to, he finds himself alone with the mysterious lady in a small country cottage. And though he had successfully avoided the marriage-minded maidens of the ton for years, he felt honor-bound to propose to his beautiful benefactor. After all, they had spent the night alone, and the scandal would be unbearable. But the woman vehemently refuses, and disappears. But the young lord finds himself not so willing to let go of her, and the chase in on...

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When a dramatic river rescue leaves Lord Symington and Lady Elizabeth hopelessly compromised and a carriage accident precipitates a case of mistaken identity, the stage is set for a lively tangle of deception and courtship that takes most of the book to resolve. Likable, exceptionally well-developed protagonists shine in this story, which features a rather complicated backstory, several memorable secondary characters (at least one of whom deserves a story of his own), and meticulous historical detail. The result is a classic Regency that, while making use of a number of conventions, produces a realistic picture of the times and fills it with enough twists to make it anything but ordinary. Lane (A Clandestine Courtship, Signet, 1999) lives in San Jose, CA. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.