Yes, I know - this is one of those authors that I seriously considered not admitting to. Her books are the intellectual equivalent of candyfloss, but every now and then candyfloss is just right. Milton was a bit too hard going on the Isle of Man ferry, a bit too much noise & distractions to really settle into it, whereas this was just right, kept the brain busy enough for the passage to whizz by.They're usually written fairly well to formula - single society man meets a woman considered unsuitable as a wife (in society's eyes), for some reason falls for her & has to win her round, usually via one or two "romantic interludes". This one features murder, of his previous fiance, and one she committed, all of which are enmeshed together. Some vague historical detail sets them in ~ 18th century, but they're nice and easy, they always end happily - her heros are rather of the dashing variety and I doubt I'd turn them down for eating crisps in bed!