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      Essay last updated: 20121204
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      1 Librarian Emerita, California State University, East Bay
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Booklist Reviews 2013 January #1

*Starred Review* Concerned about the fate of his clan, Taran Ferguson, the laird of Finovair, decides to help secure his legacy by locating suitable brides for his two nephews Byron Wotton, Earl of Oakley, and Robert "Robin" Parles, Comte de Rocheforte. Of course, Ferguson being Ferguson (as well as a wee bit drunk) can't do the expected thing and simply host a ball for the local lasses. Instead, he decides to "kidnap" a few ladies from the Icicle Ball being held at nearby Bellemere Castle, which is how Fiona and Marilla Chisholm, Cecily Tarleton, and Catriona Burns all find themselves at Castle Finovair. Unfortunately, along with the ladies, Ferguson also manages to abduct a very cranky Duke of Bretton, who happened to be asleep in his own carriage when the matrimonial raid took place. When an unexpected snowstorm strands the group at Finovair, it will either provide the perfect opportunity for some matchmaking or a recipe for romantic disaster. The terrific trio of RITA Award–winning authors responsible for The Lady Most Likely . . . (2011) teams up again and crafts another deliciously entertaining romance centering on several couples. Infused with irresistibly exuberant wit, the wonderfully elegant The Lady Most Willing . . . is absolutely priceless. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2012 December #1

When an eccentric laird decides his reluctant nephews need to marry to secure the succession, he does the unthinkable and raids a ball, kidnaps four young women, and removes them to remote Finovair Castle. Unfortunately, he also makes off with a duke's coach—with the duke inside! A snowstorm adds the expected complications, but by the time the angry fathers come to the rescue, their daughters are happily wed—although not necessarily as one might think. VERDICT Clever, engaging, funny, and guaranteed to keep the pages turning, this well-written Regency "novel in three parts" by popular authors Quinn, Eloisa James, and Connie Brockway is a pure delight, remarkably well put together, and a perfect follow up to last year's The Lady Most Likely…. Quinn, James, and Brockway live in the Seattle area, the New York area, and Minnesota, respectively.

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PW Reviews 2012 November #4

Three popular grand dames of historical romance team up again (after The Lady Most Likely...) to create a charming three-part farce set in 1819 Scotland. Laird Taran Ferguson goes to great drunken lengths to kidnap four young women—and John Shevington, duke of Bretton, by accident—in hope of finding brides for his nephews, Byron (an English earl) and Robin (improbably, a French count). No one takes Taran seriously or feels at all endangered or coerced, but while they're all stuck in his castle waiting out a storm, romance blossoms of its own accord. Penniless, untitled Catriona Burns doubts John's interest in her, so he proves his ardor. Ruined heiress Fiona Chisholm is happily looking forward to spinsterhood until Byron awakens her desire. Lady Cecily Tarleton falls for Robin at first sight and decides to seduce him. And Marilla Chisholm, Fiona's younger sister, improbably sets her cap for hoary, hilarious Taran. Witty dialogue and good-natured, down-to-earth characters make this a nice quick historical romance fix. (Jan.)

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