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Minou (christened Lady Celeste by her British father) escaped the Terror in France to reach safety and send assistance for her mother and brother, who were in danger of facing the guillotine. Frustrated by the lack of progress, she determined to return to France with her cousin Henri--but they are followed by the upright Lord Degan, who quickly learned he possessed none of...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 1st 1980 by Fawcett Books
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Kym Licup
Enjoyable characters. I would have liked Rob''s metamorphosis to be more gradual, instead of a whole-sale character change. It isn't very believable that someone would totally change his lifetime moral stance that quickly. In that respect, the reader has to somewhat suspend belief and just understand the idea.
Anyway, in reading Regency romances, I am not expecting reality always. In some cases that is why the genre enjoyable!
What an adventure! From the get-go Minou, Lady Céleste, is a bundle of energy. This was well-paced with enough suspense to hold the reader's attention. I could hear the cadence of the French accent even though most of the words are in English. The many disguises needed to go undercover to try and rescue Lady Marie Harlock and Édouard added to the tension. Though danger abounded the characters managed to escape relatively unscathed. Strait-laced Lord Degan undergoes a transformation as he risks l...more
Excellent book by Joan Smith, writing under the pseudonym Jennie Gallant. Celeste, the 19 year old heroine of this book, has managed to escape France during the middle of the French Revolution to return to England and her English father. Celeste is determined to get her father's help in rescuing her mother, who is French, and her younger brother, who are still in France hiding in an insane asylum to escape execution. Her father's stuffy cousin, Lord Degan, insists on helping with the rescue much...more
The best of Joan Smith! Read and re-read and passed round to anyone who would listen.
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