I have just finished a lovely, light, summery read, and so, of course, I must tell you about it. It is titled Mr. Malcolm’s List, and it is authored by Suzanne Allain and independently published by LeMoyne House. I have a bit of prior experience with Ms. Allain’s writing, and having loved her first book, Incognito, decided I must have her second. It was delivered from Amazon last week.
Far from being disappointed, I was delighted. This second book, like the first, draws a good bit of its charm from character confusion, whether it be mistaken identities, misinterpretation or simple misdeeds. It is Austen-esque in its clever storyline and well-drawn characters, but it is unencumbered by the heaviness that sometimes accompanies Ms. Austen’s work. Mr. Malcolm’s List is a romantic comedy of errors, or as Ms. Allain puts it, “A Farce of Historic Proportions”.
When you’re feeling the pull of Regency England, lay back on your retiring couch with a spot of tea and Mr. Malcolm’s List. I promise you a lovely afternoon.