Friday, October 8, 2010Posted by Diana Quincy at 3:19 PM
Getting back to "Sinful in Satin," Celia is the daughter of a courtesan who's been groomed to take over the family business. However, she runs away before Mom can sell her daughter's services to the highest bidder. Years later, while trying to make a respectable life for herself, Celia falls for the enigmatic Jonathan. Luckily for him, Celia can finally put all those skills Mommy taught her to good use. Yep, it's pretty steamy.
The story moves along at a restrained pace, steadily building a mystery — involving both Jonathan and Celia — that is resolved in a satisfying conclusion. I didn't LOVE the last page but, who cares, by then I was already sold on the characters and the plot line.
Do you have a favorite Madeline Hunter book? Have you read "Sinful in Satin" yet?
By the way, Ms. Hunter is actually judging two of my finalist entries in the New Jersey Romance Writers 2010 "Put Your Heart in a Book" contest for unpublished writers. Both of my completed manuscripts, "Compromising Willa" and "Seducing Charlotte" are nominated in the historical category. The winners will be announced later this month.
When I picked up my first Madeline Hunter book a few years ago, I never dreamed that one day she would be reading my work!