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I would highly recommend this book about Heather & Adam the story was excellent characters in the book also mother inlaw not so at the start but got better as the story when on there were plenty of twists and turns setbacks but they won out in the end loved it make sure you read the story cannot give to much away or it spoil the book.
This is a brilliant book that has plenty of surprises and intrigue. It has a plot that is gripping and beautifully written. There is some very emotional moments, especially the extended epilogue that has a great reunion between two of the characters. A story that will suit anyone who loves clean historical romances that keep you guessing. I read an ARC copy
A baron looking to find a wife with money. A merchant with money hoping to marry one of his daughters to a title. The younger daughter being the one lead to the slaughter so to speak is not enamoured with the idea. The older one who has a brain tries to help. Twists and turns follow in this wonderful story.
I loved this , Heather and Adam what a great story, two people who have their independent futures planned out. Adam a Lord, Heather the oldest daughter of Tradesman . Lots of problems for these two, do they make it ?
He really needs money to save his family. Gambling really does not seem to be working. And then his friend suggests he marry a ‘common’ rich woman. How can he, as a Baron, marry a woman like that?? And then when he does get married, it is NOT the woman he chose but her sister!!! How on earth can this work now?? LOVED this book - twists and turns and surprises that make the book very interesting!
Another story I thoroughly enjoyed. Heather Bailey started out strongly disliking Lord Adam Waterford, but she married him to avoid a scandal. There were some tense moments but eventually with everyone contributing their part, a great solution was achieved.
Somewhere in the world there may be something that's new under the sun, but this book definitely ain't it. With an overused, hackneyed plot and poor execution and exposition of that plot, it was a DNF for me. Perhaps I should shut my mouth (i.e., not write this review). After all, maybe it began to rival PRIDE AND PREJUDICE just at the point where I gave up. (But I truly doubt it.)
The story annoyed me from the get-go. Consider the first line: "Lord Adam Richardson, Baron of Waterford..." Yeah, no. Why put an "of" there? It should be "Baron Waterford." A minor detail, you say? Well, not for me. If you are going to write historical novels, do some research beforehand. And also don't use anachronistic vocabulary such as "crummy" used incorrectly for the time period, or "win-win situation" which is a term from the 1960s, or "in cahoots with" which is a 1829 Americanism. Or silly grammar such as "A title doth not maketh the man." (One "th" per verbal phrase, please.)
Another thing about this book: What is with the formatting? So many spaces between paragraphs that I spent most of my reading time turning the pages, since each one took only seconds to read, what with the small amount of words on it. That bothered me a lot. (As you can tell, everything is annoying me lately and I guess I've chosen to take it out on this book.)
The plot? Poor little man of the peerage needing money because daddy left so many debts. Needs to marry money because think of the horror of trying to generate income on his own. Young woman of the family he chooses sacrifices herself on the altar of marriage so her sister doesn't have to marry him. He treats her badly. I think dumps her somewhere to get on with his life? Not sure, I was too busy being annoyed as I read it to get the plot down pat.
Didn't like the plot. Didn't like the characters. The dialogue was stilted and insipid and uninspired. I was bored and annoyed. This is not the author's first book. I think it's her tenth or eleventh released in the space of two years. My advice would be to slow down the quantity and strive towards quality. Charge twice as much for the quality book. But what do I know? Everybody else who read this loved it.