Fenella-Jane Miller/ The House Party/Robert Hale/HB / ISBN 978-0-7090-8536-2
Having been let down by Lord Weston the previous summer, Miss Penelope Coombs is at first displeased when she is obliged to join his house party to watch a balloon ascension. However, she soon discovers that she still feels attracted to him and when he asks her to marry him she accepts.
Penny is plunged into a series of mishaps but neither she nor Lord Weston realise what is going on. They are searching for French traitors and spies, but perhaps the danger is nearer to home than they imagine.
This one a well-paced, amusing mystery/romance. A sparkling Regency from an established writer and very enjoyable. 4.5 red roses Morna