Life as a member of England's aristocratic class isn't easy when one has no money. Advertising one's misfortune--even to relatives--would be considered ill bred. But after she is caught stealing silver candlesticks from her wealthy nephew (he thinks she is becoming senile), Lady Fortescue is desperate. So she begins a search for others such as herself--genteel, blue-blooded, and poor. The little band of six she eventually organizes pools its meager resources and opens a hotel for high society, an establishment that soon brings excitement and romance to the lives of its owners. The adventures that begin in this story are the debut of a new series entitled "The Poor Relation." This first entry is a charming and humorous Regency, recommended for those who enjoy light-hearted historical romance.