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The Artful Miss Irvine Book Review Summary

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Zebra, Sep 2003, 4.99
ISBN: 0821774603

With both her parents dead and having inherited a coveted fortune, twenty-three year old Maeve Irvine decides to leave her home in Boston to escape the fortune hunters. She travels by sea to London to stay with her Aunt Eleanor Blaine. She plans to hide her wealth, never marry, and earn a living as a portrait artist.

At the embankment in England, Duke Adrian Ashton tells Maeve she looks familiar. Both flirt outrageously before she has to leave. At Eleanor's home, Adrian arrives to take his visiting mother and his daughter home when he recognizes Maeve, who he learns, is cousin to his deceased wife Belinda. He wonders if Maeve is just like Belinda, a cheating spouse who even said she could not be sure that he sired their child that he loves. As Maeve and Adrian fall in love, he runs hot and cold as to whether man eating runs in her family especially when she starts serendipitously visiting a man engaged to someone else.

Though clearly by the book, Regency romance readers will immensely enjoy THE ARTFUL MISS IRVINE, a charming tale made warm and entertaining by the lead duet. Maeve is a brave soul who never expected to find love, but now that it arrives she wants to cherish and enjoy it. However, Adrian, burned once, has problems reconciling his love for Maeve with his previous relationship. Jennifer Malin makes reading fun.

Harriet Klausner
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   Regency era Inner struggle subplot    -   Yes Struggle with...    -   angst over past traitorous lover

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age/status:    -   20's-30's

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death What % of story is romance related?    -   70% Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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