The Taming of Lady Kate


When the Marquis of Northbrooke and Lady Kate Derramore meet, they are very much attracted to one another. The Marquis had thought he might as well marry his childhood friend, until Lady Kate enters. The intelligent and beautiful Lady Kate feels she must marry for convenience in order to best help her younger brother and the Marquis might just fit the bill, if only he would take life a bit more seriously.  Little does she know how serious his life really is.  

G. G. Vandergriff has crafted a competently written, light and frothy romance.  Somewhat different than her usual style,  Vandergriff admirably lends herself to the romance writers' craft. The characters are adequately fleshed out and the dialogue only improves as one reads on through the book. The Regency historical background used was written with an understanding and knowledge of the era. The chapter headings, although cleverly written, were a bit of a drawback at times. They gave away a little too much of the story, taking away from the interest and suspense the reader is experiencing. However, the escapades the two young lovers, their friends, families and some unsavory characters lead us on, is delightfully amusing and fun to read.

Beth Chamberlain