Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Jayne Ann Krentz writes under her own name, as well as two pseudonyms.  Amanda Quick is the name she uses for her novels about women slightly out of place in "polite society."  These novels are typically filled with scandal, duels, mistaken identities, compromised honor, and a large number of petticoats.  Mischief is no different.

In this story we have a woman whose reputation has been compromised by the man she believes killed the woman who she believed was her best friend.  Yes, there are a lot of misunderstandings in this story.  She teams up with a man who she believes suffers from weak nerves to set up the supposed murderer.  In the end the truth is revealed, the hero and heroine living happily ever after. 

Overall, a fun trip through the fringes of a world that no longer exists.  I find myself thinking that maybe the tradition of duels was not a bad idea.  Definitely a step up from the drunken bar fights that currently take place over women's "honor."

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