The adventure of the sensible, beautiful Pamela Pominder and her social-climbing family in the wicked world of the Regency haut ton. Pamela Pominder was embarrassed! Embarrassed by her mother's obvious courting of the London haut ton to be sure her daughters married "well". Embarrassed by her sister who never seemed to think before getting entangled with some gentleman whose intentions were not honorable. Embarrassed by her brother who had begun drinking and gambling like a young lord. But Pamela Pominder was most embarrassed because of the handsome Lord Ellingham always managed to be on hand when her family needed to be rescued from their follies... Was this any way to impress the only man in London society who had impressed her? (From inside Front Cover): "Perhaps you should take a turn on the terrace, sir," Pamela suggested to the obviously inebriated Marquess of Remage. "Terrace, eh?" he replied with a leer which threatened to split his face in half. "Just the thing. Shadows, eh? A bit of privacy?" "You have made a mistake sir," Pamela assured him, alarmed by his pressure on her waist as he made his way unsteadily toward the garden. "You need to be alone for a while." "Nonsense!" the Marquess declared, tugging at her more roughly. "You are ripping my gown, sir!" she cried. "Tempt me to the terrace and then make a skip-brain of me, would you?" he replied in a threatening manner. "Scoundrel!" Someone had come up behind them, and the Marquess quailed at the sound of the man's voice, released Pamela grudgingly and moved away. Free now, she turned, and found herself looking into the grey eyes of the gentleman who had brought her intoxicated brother home the night before. She did not even know his name, and twice he had witnessed her humiliation!
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September 1979 : USA Mass Market Paperback