Wife Made To Measure

Friday Fiction: Wife Made To Measure

Wife Made To Measure
Clemence
1976

This is really one of the more pathetic story lines in almost any romance I have ever read. Helen, a young Englishwoman has a loser step brother who just can’t seem to keep a job. He gets fired from a crabby Scottish noble with a limp. The story is that the limp is the result of a curse and he has sworn off marriage because he might pass this on to an heir. But wait, Helen is furious because this crazy Scot has fired her brother so she vows revenge!

Capture a Shadow cover

Friday Fiction: Capture A Shadow

Capture a Shadow
Michaels
1986

Another 80s special from the gang at Harlequin. This time we have a a poor Shelby, a book editor who took a pass on what was to be the 50 Shades of Gray for the 80s.  To make matters worse, her star author up and quits. Now her career is really on the rocks and she is bound and determined to get this author back in line. All she has is a post office box in the Midwest. Ah, the difficulty of stalking before Google. Of course there is no time for romance, or is there?

Prince of Darkness cover

Friday Fiction: Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness
Firth
1979

A big handful of these old romance novels showed up in the library donation pile recently and I was loving some of the titles and covers. Today, I present for our Friday Fiction selection Prince of Darkness.  Nice English girl Cassandra, with some pedigree and ability to speak French, meets a tall dark stranger called Elliot. By page 3 they are married. Of course the trouble then starts. He works too much and she is bored. Mean things are said and Cassandra walks out. Fast forward a few years and Elliot comes back into her life.