Saturday, January 3, 2009

Simply Perfect by Mary Balogh

This book was wonderful. It made me run out to the library and get the ones that came before it. This was the final book in what Mary Balogh's website call the "Simply quartet." Simply Unforgettable, Simply Magic and Simply Love are the others in the quartet. They are about teachers at Miss Martin's School for Girls in Bath, England. Simply Perfect is about Miss Martin, a thirty-five-year-old headmistress spinster. She is headed to London to deliver two girls who are to be governesses. She abhors the ton, dukes in particular, so it only makes sense that she would meet and fall for a marquess who is heir to a dukedom. Joseph, the marquess, is the father of an illegitmate daughter and is also expected to marry one of the coldest fish I have ever seen in the historical romance genre thus far (as I have read, which isn't far). While far from perfect I very much enjoyed it and plan to read many more by this author.

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