The Proposition

By Judith Ivory,

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No man, gentleman or otherwise, has ever looked at Lady Edwina Bollash the way the brash, handsome man standing before her is doing now. Edwina has accepted the challenge to transform incorrigible Mick Tremore into a gentleman in just six weeks. And although the linguist is sure she can rise…

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2 authors picked The Proposition as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Judith Ivory has one of the most distinctive voices in historical romance. I wish she was still releasing new work! The Proposition is a fun take on My Fair Lady, where Henry Higgins is a down-on-her-luck duke’s daughter and Eliza Dolittle is a charming rat catcher. Yes, you heard that right. We’re a long way from the usual historical romance fare of dukes and rakes. Not only that, Mick Tremore, the rat catcher in question, has the most wonderful dog Win who threatens to steal the show every time she’s on the page. Charming, clever, witty and full of delicious…

From Anna's list on classic historical romance.

Wow, this book! Although it is a Pygmalion tale, that’s where any similarity ends to the original. London rat catcher Mick Tremore is truly from “the other side of the tracks” from heroine/linguist Lady Edwina Bolash. The differences between these two—cultural, social, sexual—make for oodles of fun right from the moment they crash into each other in a tea shop. 

It’s actually difficult to choose a favorite from Judith Ivory’s books as every single one of them is a unique work of historical romance art. Her writing is so clever and intelligent that you will learn while you’re being entertained.…

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