Friday, March 5, 2010

Book Review of Laura Kinsale's Lessons In French

Lessons in French The blurb:
He's always been trouble. . .Trevelyn and Callie are childhood sweethearts with a taste for adventure. Until the fateful day her father discovers them embracing in the carriage house and in a furious frenzy drives Trevelyn away in disgrace. . .

Exactly the kind of trouble that she's never been able to resist. . .

Nine long lonely years later, Trevelyn returns. Callie is shocked to discover that he can still make her blood race and fill her life with mischief, excitement, and scandal. He would give her the world, but he can't give her the one thing that she wants more than anything - himself. . .

For Trevelyn, Callie is a spark of light in a world of darkness and deceit. Before he can bear to say his last goodbyes, he's determined to sweep her into one last, fateful adventure, just for the two of them. . . .

Lessons In French
is a fun, historical romance set in England soon after the French Revolution. Trevelyn is French nobility with blood ties to the French royal family. Unfortunately, his background hasn't made his life any easier. Instead, the family fortune and ties have meant a heavy burden for Trevelyn as he's tried to reacquire the family estates and Dukedom with his limited resources. After their escape from France, his family settled in the English countryside with limited resources. When Trevelyn's romance with Callie ends in disaster and he's forced to leave, he never expects to return. When he does make it back to England, years later, he is surprised to find Callie living in her old home and unmarried.

His childhood friend and sweetheart, Callie, is of good background and considerable wealth, but Callie's been unlucky in love. She had fallen for Trevelyn when they were younger and though she had made three matches since that time, each of the men had cried off. In her late twenties, Callie is helping her younger sister make a match and doubts that she'll have a home of her own. When Trevelyn returns and speaks of love, while Callie knows that she can trust her old friend, her experience with men makes her skeptical. Trevelyn is willing to do whatever it takes to protect Callie and to prove his loyalty and love.

Lessons in French is a fun, satisfying romance! The friendship and banter between Trevelyn and Callie draw you in and provide a wondreful escape.

ISBN-10: 1402237014 - Mass Market Paperback $7.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 26, 2010), 480 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

Thank you to Danielle and SourceBooks for this review opportunity!

1 comment:

  1. Your review is really great .Thanks for sharing your experience with us. I like french language .French language is romance language. I like French culture, tradition, french food etc . Last summer I have visited France as well as I have visited French restaurant. I have enjoyed French food very much.