by Christina Dodd
Lost in Your Arms
Avon, March, 2002.
Paperback, 376 pages.
In 1843 London, Enid MacLean applies for help to the Academy of Distinguished Governesses. After being abandoned by her ne'er-do-well husband, Stephen MacLean, Enid takes a position as a nurse companion to an elderly lady. She is summoned by British agents who tell her that her husband has been injured in an explosion in the Crimea. Reluctantly, Enid agrees to nurse Stephen back to health. Because of the accident, she doesn't recognize her husband. And Stephen has lost his memory. As Stephen heals, he and Enid get to know each other all over again; and what Stephen hears about his prior behavior disgusts him. Determined to win his wife back, Stephen works hard to get under the beautiful Enid's tough exterior. But an assassin is determined that Stephen and his wife die, before Stephen remembers the crucial information he nearly died trying to retrieve in the Crimea.
Nobody does historical romance like Christina Dodd; her latest entry into the Distinguished Academy of Governesses series is the best yet. Enid has had a terrible life so far, and her toughness and resilience do her credit. When she agrees to nurse her husband back to life, she sets foot in a world of passion, lies, and danger as Russian spies threaten to take her husband from her a second time. The sensuality quotient is very high, and a delightful sense of humor pervades the dialogue. Ms. Dodd provides quite a few surprises and plot twists, which only add to the enjoyment of this excellent historical romance.
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This review was published in the April, 2002 of The Internet Writing Journal.
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