“Mansfield gives readers another classic treat with this charmingly sweet romance, a regency notable for its polished writing and gleaming wit” (Booklist).
An arrogant spinster, a dashing rake, and an unsigned painting: The Girl With the Persian Shawl was a strangely bewitching masterpiece that had hung in the Rendell household for generations. Kate Rendell graciously let the dashing Lord Ainsworth view the work and was outraged when he dared to insinuate that the painting came into the family by nefarious means. She was unfazed that Lord Ainsworth left her estate believing she was little more than an arrogant spinster. But everything changed when she discovered that her beloved but flighty younger cousin was to be betrothed to . . . a rake!