An American cowgirl in London.
In 1890, most Americans trying to start a new life are heading west, but Daisy Bumgarten has been sent all the way east: to London, to snag a duke. As she's the oldest daughter of a Nevada family that’s newly made a fortune in silver mining, her bawdy public behavior—mainly riding astride in front of men—means that an aristocratic match is her family’s only hope for her three sisters to make good marriages. Her family is set on matching her with bookish Arthur Graham, Duke of Meridian, but his old-fashioned aunts and uncles are horrified at the thought of a “dollar princess” marrying into their family and loosening their grip on the family estate. Desperate, they conscript Arthur’s notorious rake of a younger brother, Ashton, into digging into her family background while tempting her away from Arthur. At every turn, Ashton and Daisy run into each other, as Daisy and her chaperones are hunting down the same family tree—and the more times they clash, the more Daisy thinks she’s being asked to marry the wrong brother. Daisy’s free spirit is contagious, and readers will gallop through the lighthearted love story that unfolds as she, Ashton, and their companions travel around England tracking down the truth of her ancestry. The contrast between stuffy London high society and dusty American cowboy culture heightens the humor of the story, and excellent pacing adds just the right amount of suspense. This is the first book in Krahn’s new Sin & Sensibility series, and readers will look forward to learning more about the next Bumgarten sister to take London.
Krahn returns to historical romance with a barn burner of an 1890s love story.