Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Rendezvous by Amanda Quick (1991)

Pages: 360

ISBN: 9780553293258

Description: From the elegantly appointed drawing rooms of London's most exclusive clubs to an imposing country estate in the heart of Dorset, comes a provocative tale of a free-thinking beauty, a dignified lord, and a mad impetuous love that defied all logic...

Review: Harry Fleming, the Earl of Graystone is keeping his eye on Augusta Ballinger as his future bride. Although somewhat impetuous, she is steadfast and loyal, unlike his first wife. Getting Augusta to agree to his plan of marriage is not going quite as easily as Harry hoped. Also, he is having a most difficult time keeping up with all of Augusta's intrigues and keeping her safe. Harry finally gets Augusta safely wed, but now it appears she may hold the missing information to a clue to discovering the identity of a man who alluded him during the war.

This was not one of Quick's best books. The characters were interesting, but somewhat repetitive. There were a few things (Harry's need of a virtuous wife and Augusta being the last of the reckless Northumberland Ballingers) characters repeated a bit too much where it started to become tedious. The story was not bad, just not as good as some of Quick's others. All in all, a forgettable book that you could pass over.

Score: 3 out of 5

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