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Love in the Afternoon - Lisa Kleypas Outstanding, wonderful, delightful. Beatrix Hathaway is an original, loosely modeled on Beatrix Potter. If you like animals in your romances, this is the book for you. The hedgehog, the mule, the goat and the traumatized dog are all scene stealers. The romance is top-notch, too. Kleypas successfully manages to tie the two halves of the book together, the pre-romance and the romance. The male protagonist, Captain Christopher Phelan, is also terrific, changing from debonair socialite to war-weary veteran to happily-ever-after.

The set-up is that Beatrix, through an accident, starts writing to Christopher under another name while he's at war. He comes home looking for the woman who wrote the letters, but doesn't find her at first. The Victorian setting of the Crimean War and its immediate aftermath is also excellent.