Lessons in Frenchhas everything a reader is looking for in historical romance. Interesting information about an era in history, specifically country village life and boxing in the early 1800s, as well as the Napoleonic Wars, which happen during the years Trev is away from Shelford. The friendship and respect Trev and Callie have for each other spreads into some very romantic scenes, and there are the usual gossipy village women, gregarious tavern-keepers, and snippy ladies who think themselves of high society.
In her Author's Note, Laura Kinsale mentions the difficulty of writing a comedic historical romance, so I can see why we don't come across them too often.
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