Sunday, August 17, 2008

“Simply Perfect” by Mary Balogh

Simply Perfect” by Mary Balogh
2008, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 978-0-385=33824=0

Simply Perfect” by Mary Balogh is a love story. This is a Victorian historical romance.

Claudia runs a school for girls. The students come form the elite of Britians high society and from disadvantaged children left orphans. Mixed together in their classes Claudia Martin seeks to instill in all her students a respect for one another that typically they would not experience if their education was left to chance.

It is not by chance that Joseph, Marquess of Attingsborough, arrives to introduce himself to her. Busy and bothered by this intrusion into her routine of teaching Claudia is chillingly polite as she takes him on a tour of the school.

She is 35 and a spinster and has turned her heart and face from anything that might smack of involvement with a man, particularly a man of the ton.

But, it turns out Joseph has a secret and together he and Claudia come to love each other and, of course, to in the end become married.

It is the getting there that is particularly interesting. There are all sorts of obstacles and barriers to their love and they are able to surmount every one of them.

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