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When Passion Rules by Johanna Lindsey
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Sep 28, 11

Read in September, 2011

This was an interesting book because it is set in a completely fictional country of Lubinia -- some cross between Latvia and Lithuanian ... maybe with snow and mountains and lakes with thin ice cover.

Alana is a young woman raised in "civilized" London by Poppie, a man she calls uncle. When she is 18 years of age her uncle reveals that despite the fact that he has started orphanages and helped dishonored genteel ladies -- he hasn't always been such an impeccable gentleman. There in lies the start of an adventure.

Alana is told that she is really a princess of Lubinia and she is needed to return to help stop a civil war. So she gives up all she knows and loves to go save a society she knows very little about. Unfortunately not everyone believes her tale and she has a hard time convincing the Captain of the Guard whose main duty is to protect the king and his family. When the king orders him to do "whatever is necessary" to discover the secrets of the imposter. He follows the King's orders to the letter, only to be much chagrined when it is discovered that she is telling the truth ... oops!

Oh well -- it all ends up okay ... of course it IS a romance. A pleasant tale with fun characters. A nice light read.
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