It's hard to hang on to your joie de vivre when you've spent the last 11 years in a notorious French prison. Christopher Warrender is determined to make up for that lost time amid the splendors of the season in London in Kate Huntington's cheery and charming Regency romance, Town Bronze. His grandfather's overbearing matchmaking between Christopher and Cassandra Davies is no more welcome to her than to Christopher, and Cassie, too, goes to London seeking town bronze. The quest for the patina of experience in worldly matters fates the childhood nemeses to cross paths. Christopher should be ecstatic with the blandishments of the Widow Bennington; Cassie, the besotted Lord Whitby. The frictions of their childhood give way to the fires of love in this sparkling little package. Sandy Huseby writes and reviews from her homes in Fargo, North Dakota, and lakeside in northern Minnesota.

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