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A lady of his own, Stephanie Laurens

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A lady of his own
Title
A lady of his own
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Stephanie Laurens
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Language
eng
Summary
Returning home from war to claim his title as earl and to find a suitable bride, Charles St. Austell longs for his first love, Lady Penelope Selborne, who refuses to have anything to do with him
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  • Rendezvous Review: No longer a spy and looking for a wife, Charles St. Austell, Earl of Lostwithiel, feels displaced despite the bevy of beauties being paraded all around him. He jumps at the chance to do some work for his commander by returning to his childhood home to find out who is smuggling Foreign Office secrets. Reacquainting himself with Lady Penelope Jane Marissa Selborne is just what he needs. He may have pushed their one sexual encounter to the back of his mind, but now that they're together again he intends to find out what he did to make her refuse to see him again. Penny still loves Charles but she's not sure if she trusts him. Something is going on in her family and it has something to do with Charles' investigation. Until she believes in him, Charles must be patient. He loses that patience when he thinks Penny may be in danger. Ms Laurens doesn't disappoint her fans. A LADY OF HIS OWN yields another bewitching and sensual Regency tale for us to savor. -- Darlene Kendall (Reviewed 09-01-2004)
  • Regency romance juggernaut Laurens shows signs of fatigue in the third book of her Bastion Club septet (after The Lady Chosen and A Gentleman's Honor ). Lord Charles St. Austell, earl of Lostwithiel, is one of the seven noble members of the Bastion Club ("a last bastion against the matchmakers of the ton") who served as spies during the Napoleonic wars and who still do a bit of investigating for the Crown when they're not braving eager ladies on the marriage mart. At his country estate, Charles encounters old friend (and old flame) Lady Penelope Selborne, who's up to her neck in intrigue. Penny's late brother may have been involved in schemes to smuggle secrets to France during the war—schemes that seem to be continuing with new sources even after his death. The novel features all the steamy sensuality for which Laurens is known, but the sex scenes lack the spark typical of her best work; Penny and Charles spend far too much time staring longingly at each other, dutifully denying their own urges. The unwieldy spy plot, meanwhile, progresses with agonizing slowness as the two interrogate every suspicious newcomer in town. Dedicated fans will probably stick with Laurens through the remaining four Bastion Club titles, but she's going to have to pick up the pace if she's to keep others intrigued. Agent, Nancy Yost. (Oct. ) --Staff (Reviewed August 30, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 35, p38)
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EOW
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Laurens, Stephanie
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
  • A Bastion Club novel
  • Avon historical romance
Series volume
0003
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  • Men
  • Mate selection
  • Man-woman relationships
  • London (England)
Label
A lady of his own, Stephanie Laurens
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Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
425 p.
Isbn
9780060593308
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004719557
System control number
(OCoLC)56569930
Label
A lady of his own, Stephanie Laurens
Publication
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
425 p.
Isbn
9780060593308
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2004719557
System control number
(OCoLC)56569930

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