cover image The Legendary Lord

The Legendary Lord

Valerie Bowman. St. Martin’s, , $7.99 ISBN 978-1-250-07259-7

Bowman’s sixth 19th-century Playful Brides tale (after The Untamed Earl) is a sweet and fulfilling snowbound romance. Lady Sarah Highgate has run away from London and the betrothal her father has secured for her, only to land in the part of the Scottish Highlands. After she and her governess lose their way, they wind up at the cabin of Christian Forester, Viscount Berkeley. When Sarah and Christian are snowed in together with no chaperone, she agrees to help him find a wife as he tries to concoct a plausible tale about her disappearance from London. Neither counts on their mutual attraction, which continues to grow when they return to London even though Sarah is still engaged to a man she dislikes. Enjoyable characters from earlier installments fill the pages as they try to figure out how to unite Sarah and Christian. The relationship begins as a friendship, and readers will love watching it develop into intense attraction and love. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary. (Nov.)