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Where the Heart Leads by Stephanie Laurens

November 15th, 2008 by Debbie's World of Books

I would give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.

It’s the latest installment in the Cynster series.  It is the story about Penelope Ashford (the sister of Portia who if I remember correctly married Simon Cynster) and Barnaby Adair.  Penelope is the head of a foundling house that takes in orphan boys from the slums and trains them to enter a trade when they grow up.  She finds that several boys that were to come to the foundling house were kidnapped before her people were able to pick the boys up.  She enlists Barnaby’s help in tracking down who is kidnapping the children and rescue the boys who have already been kidnapped.

Penelope is known to be very independent and not one who is really interested in getting married.  She feels that getting married would mean she would have to give up her independence and have to smothered by a husband.  She also has a low opinion of most men’s intelligence.

There is also a substory between Inspector Stokes who Barnaby asks for help in finding the boys and a woman, Griselda, who rose from the slums to become a successful shop owner.  Griselda agrees to help them navigate the slums to try and get clues as to who took the boys.

Stop here if you don’t want spoilers.

While investigating what happened to the boys Penelope and Barnaby grow closer and Penelope realizes that she loves Barnaby and could actually see herself marrying him.  Inspector Stokes and Griselda also end up falling in love.  In the end both couples end up marrying and living happily ever after.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Romance

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  1. Cheryl

    I haven’t heard of this series, butit sounds interesting.

  2. dsuzuki

    The Cynsters series isn’t bad. I preferred it over her Bastion Club series (excpet for Edge of Desire which I really liked from the Bastion Club series). If you like things along this line check out Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series and Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory series. Both are great.

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