"Educating Caroline" - Patricia Cabot (aka Meg Cabot) - 2001

  Meg Cabot is best known for her Princess Diaries series and tons of other YA novels, but she wrote quite a few romances, published under the pen name, Patricia Cabot.  I've only read a few, as they're a little hard to find these days.   I'd place "Educating Caroline" among the wallpaper variety of historicals, it feels altogether too modern, just look at that cover design, come on.  However, Cabot's wit and a lovable hero leave you charmed enough to look past all that.