Yeah, yeah. I know it’s Wednesday. As a matter of fact, this isn’t posted yet and it may even be Thursday before I get it together. Don’t ask about my week. Just don’t ask.
Now for a little background. The hero of the book has decided that the heroine, Mrs. Poole, should stay at his estate for a couple of days for her own safety. He summons the butler to give him his orders.
“In the morning you will inform Mrs. Poole that she cannot leave Monkcrest until the day after tomorrow at the earliest.”
“You wish me to stop Mrs. Poole from leaving?” Finch’s jaw unhinged. He swallowed twice, very quickly, and recovered his composure. “M’lord, such an action may not lie within my power. Mrs. Poole is a very forceful lady. I’m not sure the devil himself could stop her if she took a mind to vacate the premises.”
I love it and Finch is right. “Forceful lady” is putting it lightly. Force of nature would probably be more accurate.
I read this series when it was first released back in the late 90s and early 2000s. They were great then and have definitely stood the test of time. I am enjoying a reread after so many years. It’s like I have discovered them for the first time.
If you are not familiar with Amanda Quick, that is the pen name for Jayne Ann Krentz when she is writing historicals. She also writes science fiction as Jayne Castle. It doesn’t matter what name she writes under, they are all wonderful.