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The Wild Marquis

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I love discovering a new (to me) author. It happened last week when I had the pleasure of reading The Wild Marquis by Miranda Neville.

The book is far more nuanced and intelligent than its cover might suggest. The heroine is truly original, which is not always easy to find in historical romance. In this case, Juliana Merton is a seller of rare books and much of the secondary plot revolves around the buying and selling of the tomes.

The author, who is English, spent several years writing catalogues of rare books and manuscripts for Sotheby's auction house in London and New York. That real-life experience lends authenticity and depth to The Wild Marquis which is probably one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much.

The love story is mature and appealing - while a mystery is resolved in a satisfying way. If you are looking for something to read, you can't go wrong with The Wild Marquis.