Miranda Cameron grew up as an American, far from the English ton. But it's the ton she must conquer to achieve her goal of securing a better life for her sisters. As the grand-daughter of an English earl with uncommon beauty and a small inheritance, Miranda sets sail for England in hopes of marrying an affluent aristocrat.
Alex Hadden, sea captain and enormously successful businessman, encounters Miranda, and his past, on his way to England. He learns that the woman that once held his heart is now on the hunt for a titled husband. Alex, however, as the grandson of a treasonous British General cannot offer Miranda the future she seeks.
Miranda soon becomes the season's Incomparable. She is wildly successful as Alex watches from afar. Miranda has her pick of noblemen, and the opportunity to fulfill her promise to her sisters or follow her heart. Regardless of her choice, the price is high.
Fans of Historical Romance will enjoy this book. As a Cathy Maxwell fan, I wish I could say that this was her best effort. The miscommunication between the hero and heroine made me want to smack their heads together. In fact, I found myself rooting for Alex's main competitor in the race for Miranda's hand. While there is always a level of frustration and anticipation in the quest for true love, these two pushed my limit. I hope the next installment in this trilogy is a better reflection of Ms. Maxwell's talent.
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