Sometimes I like reading Betty Neels when I'm in the mood for a sweet, Old-fashioned read. This one just isn't one of her best. The heroine, Letitia (called "Tishy" most of the time - gack!) drove me nuts. Neels' heroines tend toward the meek and self-effacing, but the heroines in her best books tend to have spines and good sense. Tishy's a little lacking in that department. Also, her irrational hatred of men, which all ties back to her turning a man down for a romantic weekend and then being told she's old-fashioned and not so pretty, drove me nuts. The hero's attraction to cold, scowling Tishy also didn't make a whole lot of sense. It wasn't awful, but not my favorite.