Circe Hill had fallen in love with David, earl of Westbury when she was 12 and prayed he would wait just six more years for her to grow up. The very talented girl did grow up and as a very accomplished artist even if the Royal Academy did not recognize women in their society – her passion would become her art. Not willing to conform, she would let her art substitute for her the confines of being a dutiful wife. Having spent two years studying on the continent she would try to make her sister happy by agreeing to have ‘a come out season’.
David had not married, in his conscious mind, he would never have the type of marriage he had seen throughout his childhood where harsh words were the norm. He would find for himself a quiet, proper and biddable young woman to marry and have his children – never to repeat the domestic wars he had grown up with. At least, that was until Circe re-entered his life and the brotherly affections he once held no longer applied. As Circe did her best to honor her sisters dreams of a wonderful season for her debut and after she had been accosted several times, David who was trying to remain impartial to her charms, began to realize that he just might lose the most important person in his life.
This sequel to ‘Dear Imposter’ had a very nice little plot as the central characters advanced from family friends to a more passionate level. Loved the scene in the attic where Circe examined David in order to paint him nude. Very nice – not overly sensual but a nice little mystery.