Meredith Duran has been on my reading wish list for a while. So many books! So little time! If you find yourself in the same shoes, I would say move A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal to the top of your list. The novel is a real page turner. But it is on the heavy side. This is not the book to read if you are in the mood for lighthearted fun. The descriptions of poverty and the desperate situation of the heroine, Nell, are grittier than is usually the case in the genre. The romantic conflict stems from Nell’s well-earned lack of faith in a happy ending and romantic love is nothing if not a leap of faith. But the book is a romance novel and in the end she does make the leap.