''Fans of sweet Regencies will enjoy this fun romance, in which proper lady Ivy Carlisle plays Professor Higgins to merchant sailor Jack Elliot's Eliza. Despite a reputation for circumspect behavior, Ivy is no demure Regency debutante. Her independent streak...[and] her desire to make a difference infuses the story with excitement and action. Despite social restrictions, Ivy, Jack, and [his sister] forge strong friendships and figure out ways to do good with the power and money behind Jack's title, while avoiding the endless cycle of vapid gossip, petty jealousies, and idle pursuits. Pygmalion stories are common in the genre; this is one of the better ones.'' --Publishers Weekly
''Delightful, sweet Regency will remind readers of classic Marion Chesney titles. In this twist on My Fair Lady...They spar and flirt while both chafe against their circumstances...The intrigue plotline showcases stellar minor characters, including Jack's 12-year-old valet, Pug. Allen's excellent and thoroughly enjoyable Regency will delight both longtime and new fans of the genre.'' --Booklist
About the Author
Nancy Campbell Allen
is the author of numerous novels which span genres from paranormal romance to historical fiction. She earned a BS in elementary education from Weber State University, and in 2005, her work won the Utah Best of State Award. She has presented at numerous writing conferences and events since her first book was released, and she loves to read, write, travel, and research. Nancy lives in Ogden, Utah, with her husband and children and their Siberian Husky.