I might actually spring for Esmerelda. I haven't read it yet, but read the beginning on the Harlequin website. They're just bringing the reprint out this month. :-)
Betty Barbara here--Just read Esmeralda, thanks to the new Harlequin re-print. Judging by the prices for used copies, it must be on a lot of Keeper Shelves. I'll save the rest of my comments for next week.
Esmeralda - she's the first disabled romance heroine I've come across. Although, he somehow manages to create a perfect foot from a 20ish year old crush injury. I have my doubts about that one, but I have neither a medical background nor an RDD to consult.
Betty Caitlin, I'm not buying the perfect foot from a twenty-year-oldish injury either...
There have been other disabled Harlequin heroines - blind, deaf, crippled, but always by the end of the book they are seeing, hearing and perfectly-abled. Maybe a slight limp 'when she's over tired'. Yeah, I might by that kind of result more today than 20 years ago, or whatever it was. For all that I liked the book - look forward to the review. me<><
Esmeralda is in my top 5! I just love it, and I just re-read it a bit ago so it's nice and fresh in my mind. Yay!