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To Catch an Heiress is a period romance written by bestselling author Julia Quinn, it is part of the Ravenscroft series.
When Caroline Trent is kidnapped by Blake Ravenscroft, she is relieved! After all, she needs somewhere to hide from her guardian for the next six weeks until she gains her inheritance and being mistaken for the notorious spy Carlotta de Leon seems as good a way as any.
Blake takes Caroline to his country home to question her about the secrets he believes she has been carrying between France and England, but he soon finds himself falling in love with the tempting spy.
It takes the arrival of the Marquis to reveal that Caroline is certainly not Carlotta and suddenly the impossible becomes possible.
I've been reading a few Julia Quinn books at the moment and in terms of the plot the book did live up to my expectations, it was warm and very very funny, it had my laughing all the way through it. Mistaken identities can be a bit of a cliché when it comes to romance novels, but this book managed to avoid falling into that trap.
The only disappointment for me was that the chemistry and connection between Caroline and Blake did seem a bit lacking, it didn't compare well to other books she has written, but I did feel this was made up for the by the plot of the story.
Although this book is part of a series, I do feel that there is no real need to read the books in order, the author deliberately tries to write her books so that they can be read as a stand alone novel and as part of a series and I think that she manages to perfectly achieve this.
I would definitely recommend this book