Friday, March 25, 2011 Posted by Dina N
When the very proper Oliver, Earl of Stewkesbury, took in his American cousins, he never expected the Bascombe girls to be quite so much trouble. He’s already found them a chaperone to get them ready for the Season, but now he needs to find someone to show them around London. And while free-spirited socialite Vivian Carlyle isn’t exactly Oliver’s idea of a good role model, she’s the perfect woman for the job. Oliver quickly realizes that this, too, isn’t as easy as it should be. Vivian’s strong opinions and independent attitude clash with his own, igniting a passion that neither of them expected.
An Affair Without End is a delightful historical romance by Candace Camp, author of more than 60 books. It is the third novel in the Willowmere Series but it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story. Oliver and Vivian, the two main characters, could not be more different in spirit - despite their titles and privileged upbringing. The Earl of Stewkesbury is all about duty and family obligations. The beautiful socialite loves the balls and dances, the flirting and the gossip. They drive each other crazy - and not in a good way. There is some of the classic opposites attract but the story is much more than that.
The story has its twists and turns, including the mystery of a series of jewelry thefts that Vivian has decided to solve. At first an unwilling participant in Vivian's adventures, Oliver gradually finds out just how well the two complement each other. They are brought close by passion and risk, and each of their personalities grows, benefiting from the other. Despite appearances, these two may just be a perfect match - if they survive the danger and each other.
An Affair Without End was released on March 22 by Pocket Star, a division of Simon and Schuster.
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