by Francine Howarth


Set during the English Civil War, this is a saucy but well-written tale of love, lust, unfortunate misunderstandings, and – thankfully – a happy ending. I say thankfully, because the Lady Anna, although a bright, intelligent girl, does go off at some unlikely tangents at times. I was expecting a bit more Civil War adventure – although, to be fair, the English Civil War was very localised, so Francine Howarth isn’t wrong to confine her story mainly to one place. Having said all that, I enjoyed this novel – it kept me turning the pages, and fanning myself while reading the saucy bits!