Friday, July 16, 2010
Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught is a fast moving story of betrothals, wrong assumptions, forced seduction and flimsy schemes, but I liked it (well most of it).
Whitney Stone is a spunky young woman who has a habit of doing things her way, until her father had enough of her disobedient ways and sends her to France with an aunt. While in France she acquires beauty, manners, grace and her witty conversation makes her stand out from the other woman looking for a husband, but Whitney is keeping her heart for her childhood crush (who never gave her the time of day).
While in Paris, unbeknown to Whitney, the rakish Duke of Claymore sets his sight on dear Whitney and pays her father a large sum for her betrothal. Whitney is sent back to England where the Duke plans to keep his identity unknown so he can make Whitney fall in love with him. But! Whitney hates the Duke and has her mind set on marrying Paul, her childhood crush… and drama ensues.
It’s a quick read with perhaps one too many wrong assumptions which drag the story out a bit but over all a good romance fantasy read.