Title: Gentle Rogue
Author: Johanna Lindsey
Page Count: 426 pages
Gentle Rogue is a journey over the seas in a love story between aristocrat James Malory, the blacksheep of the Malory family, and American Georgina Anderson, the youngest sister of five over-protective brothers. Lindsey keeps her readers enthralled with an arrogant ex-pirate who prefers to get his way using his wit or fists, and a well-bred lady disguised as a cabin boy. This romance between a devilish rogue and a stubborn young woman is filled with witty, humorous dialogue and unpredictable action.
WD’s Editorial Tip: This novel is part of a series, The Malory Novels. Lindsey shows the story of a different hero and heroine in each Malory novel, the one constant being an appearance by the handsome Malory brothers. This is a great series to study characterization to learn how to: 1) age your characters, 2) write dialogue with multiple characters, and 3) interact well-loved characters with new characters.