Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride by Elizabeth Rolls

Warning! There are no regency spies, pirates, secret brotherhoods, women disguised as men or kidnappings in this book!

However, there is the regulation cuddly kitty and rescued dog.

It's been awhile since I've read what I would call a traditional Regency, but that's what I'd call Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride by Elizabeth Rolls. Now, Elizabeth Rolls has been around a long time, I've just never read her and since this book is the third in a series, I just might have to read the other two, even though this one stands on it's own.

There are a number of topics touched on in this story: illegitimacy, class division, moral standards. All of the characters reacted to the topic of illegitimacy according to the class they were in. This book created a atmosphere that was really true to the time period. If any of the characters were close to 21st century sensibilities it would be Christy. She is written as a very strong person and doesn't take too much crap from anyone, however she has a very sensitive side that get's hurt by those around her quite a lot. Julian is a man of his time, he's very autocratic and through the course of this book, he is the one that has to change the most and break almost every rule in his aristocratic world to arrive at his happy ending.

The book has some very funny moments and some very touching ones. This was a very nice love story and if you like traditional Regencies, I highly recommend this one. It's very good. And, I'll have to keep my eye on Elizabeth Rolls.

Time Period: Regency
Place: England
Rating: Strong
Sensuality Rating: Warm

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