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Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover (2014) Sarah MacLean

Set in London in 1833.

Lady Georgiana is returning to society, then years after she was ruined. She doesn’t hide her daughter, but she cannot stand the censure society heaps upon her child.

Fathers’ sins never seemed to stick. It was the mother who bore the heavy weight of ruin in these situations. The mother who passed it on to the child, as though there were not two involved in the act.

Luckily, she has her friends to rely upon.

“I’ve seen you in a dress. This is . . .” Temple paused, taking in the ensemble. He coughed a laugh. “Not like any dress I’ve ever seen you wear.” He paused, considering her further. “You’ve feathers exploding from your hair.”

Georgiana gritted her teeth. “I’m told it’s the height of fashion.”

“You look ridiculous.”

As though she didn’t know it. As though she didn’t feel it. “Your charm knows no bounds.”

Christ,” said Duncan.

“Are you drunk?” asked Temple.

She put her fingers to her lips. “It’s possible.”

The men looked at each other, then back to her. “How in hell are you drunk?”

“I imagine it happened when I consumed too much alcohol,” she said smartly.

I also very much like Caroline, Georgiana’s daughter.

Georgiana said, “You are too intelligent for your own good.”

“No,” Caroline said thoughtfully. “I am too intelligent for your own good.”

She’s smart and funny without being overly precocious.

It’s a satisfying conclusion to the series, even if at times some parts felt a little too pat.

Publisher: Avon
Rating: 7.5/10

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