Saturday, May 25, 2013

Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour-Carla Kelly

Miss Chartley’s Guided Tour

Carla Kelly

Camel Press, May 15 2013, $13.95

ISBN: 9781603819138

After being jilted at the altar by her fiancé Lord Matthew Bering eight years ago, then lady but now Miss Omega Chartley went into self-exile becoming a schoolmistress to sea captains’ daughters in Plymouth. She left her town only once to attend her sibling Alpha’s wedding. Now she is moving to a new teaching position in Durham teaching the daughters of the mill owners.

However, Omega intervenes when Bow Street runner Timothy Platter chases after runaway orphan Jamie Clevenden as the lad flees an abusive uncle for another uncle. War veteran Hugh Owen and his adopted daughter Angela abet the escape as Omega tours the countryside with the lad dodging the angry runner until they reach the home of his other uncle, Viscount Matthew Bering.

Readers will enjoy the reprint of a fun second chance at love Regency romance due to the misadventures of by the itinerary Miss Chartley. Although the mystery of why Matthew failed to show up at his wedding (nor helped his financially strapped beloved) is over the top, fans will enjoy Miss Chartley's (not so) Guided Tour.

Harriet Klausner

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