The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever

By Julia Quinn

Avon - July 2007

Regency Set Historical Romance

From the day she met Nigel Bevelstoke, Viscount Turner, at the grand age of ten, Miss Miranda Cheever knew that she was in love. Granted he was almost a decade her senior, but he had looked at her, and seen the potential of who she could be.

Lucky for Miranda, Turner was the older brother of her best friend Olivia, so she was able to see him periodically over the years. She continued to love him, even when he married the horrid Leticia who had made him miserable and slowly turned his heart to stone. Few mourned her death.

Turner couldn't remember a time when Miranda hadn't been around. She seemed to be a fixture in his family. Now it was time for Olivia to have her season, which of course meant Miranda was having her season, and his mother had managed to, well, manage him again. He was in London to help their launch into society, and his position in the ton allowed him to make sure he would hear about any unsavory characteristics of any potential suitors.

The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever is witty, fast-paced, emotional and just plain fun. In short, it was exactly what I know to expect from Julia Quinn. She has such a knack for writing that I simply love to read the words that she writes. Not only are her books romantic with exemplary character development, but her turns of phrases, the witty dialogue, her way with words is simply unique. I just hope that someday she writes a story for Olivia. I would love to see how the Bevelstoke family fares.

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