A Breach of Promise by Anne Perry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was one of the best book of this series that I've read. I was totally broadsided twice by the plot turns and yet they were plausible. Oliver Rathbone took a "Breach of Promise" case against his better judgement. He is representing a brilliant young architect who seems to have entered into a marriage agreement without realizing it. What he experiences as a wonderful friendship is interpreted by the young girl's mother as a marriage proposal and wedding plans were already proceeding before he realizes that everyone believes he has proposed. Unfortunately, the family sues and Rathbone is left with absolutely nothing to say in court except that it was a misunderstanding.
There seems to be no solution to this problem or to a subplot and they twist and meander until a stunning conclusion. There is also a surprise in the ongoing relationship between the main characters.
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