Somewhere to review books I'm reading without giving away any spoilers!
Whilst away on holiday I read quite a few books and tried to publish my reviews of them whilst still away. Unfortunately I’ve recently discovered they were saved as drafts or not fully published so now I’m trying to update them and publish them again – with the graphics which were missing from my original posts!
This is delightful Regency romance – I can’t recommend it highly enough!
Title: The Convenient Marriage
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Arrow, Random House, Cornerstone
Published: November 15th, 2018
This proved to be a very different Regency romance and I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into it! This is definitely one of those books where I suggest you go and grab yourself a copy to read rather than reading my review of it!
Her gambling father and brother have brought her family to near ruin so when she discovers that her oldest sister is to be married to the Earl of Rule, someone she doesn’t love, Horatia Winwood (also known as Horry) steps in to offer to marry him herself instead. Horry is still only seventeen but the Earl, Marcus, agrees. She is unused to being the focus of the ton and is enticed by the attentions of Lord Lethbridge, initially unaware of the animosity between him and her husband or that he seeks revenge….. Can Horry take more control of her life and recognise the dangers? Can she woo her husband? There’s going to be deceptions, even kidnapping, highwaymen and perils galore in this fantastic story!
I found this to be a real page turner that I just didn’t want to put down. Horatia’s close relationship with her siblings motivates her to try to protect them but she has some real growing up to do in her new role as a wife. Marcus is so patient and considerate – the antithesis of how she initially perceived him. I particularly liked how he worked things out and took his own steps to rectify matters when necessary. I’ll certainly be looking for more stories about the Winwoods in future!
I requested and was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this delightful Regency romance and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
Horry Winwood doesn’t play by the rules.
So when her family are near ruin and her sister is about to enter a loveless marriage to a wealthy man to settle the family debts, young and headstrong Horry proposes to marry him in her sister’s place.
As her new husband’s attentions fall elsewhere, Horry begins to feel increasingly unhappy.
Then she meets the attractive and dangerous Lord Lethbridge and her days suddenly become more exciting.
But there is bad blood between Horry’s husband and her new acquaitnance, and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick.
Will Horry’s gamble cost her everything she holds most dear?