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Title:
A thing of beauty
Author:
Claybourne, Casey.
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Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Berkley Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
325 pages ; 18 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780425176955
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Book

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From the author of Tiger by the Tail and Cat and the Countess comes a sexy and funny Regency romance in which a recipe for beauty turns a reclusive bluestocking into a valuable commodity--sought after by London's most mysterious and handsome arbiter of taste.


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Belinda cares little for regency-era society: she's too busy making household remedies. When her cousin, Sissy, develops a blemish on her chin on the eve of her society debut, Belinda saves the day by presenting her with an ointment that seems to solve the problem. Sissy's flawless skin is commented on, and she gives full credit to Belinda's miracle cream. Meanwhile, Marcus Barrow has been doggedly trying to have his earldom restored. He hopes that the Prince Regent has finally come around, but instead he falls into a wager that makes the restoration of his title contingent on whether or not the "miracle cream" is genuine. As he tries to prove his case while at the same time trying to keep the Viscount Stroud away from Sissy, he seems constantly to end up in the company of bluestocking Belinda, whom he finds remarkably fascinating considering that she's the antithesis of what he thinks he is looking for in a woman. Claybourne's intelligently entertaining romance is a delight. --Diana Tixier Herald