Saturday, March 19, 2011
Scandal of the Year by Laura Lee Guhrke
The year is 1903 and Lady Julia Yardley has just testified that “On the afternoon of August 21, 1903, I had intimate relations of a sexual nature with Aidan Carr, the Duke of Trathen”. Julia is granted a divorce from Yardley and becomes The Scandal of the Year.
Fast-forward six months and Lady Julia is back out in society. Adrian, the Duke of Trathen, is trying to put the scandal behind him and is looking for a wife. He should forget Julia but finds that he cannot. As they are thrown together sparks fly and both must come to terms with the past if they want a future.
It was interesting to read a story set in this time period. Cars were just taking the place of the horse and buggy, electric lights were replacing gas and these and other changes are woven into the story. It was a different setting from many romances and a reminder of how the world was changing in the early 1900’s.
I purchased Scandal of the Year at Borders.