Reviews - Historical

Fenella does not fit in with London society. Taller than most, she is the center of a cruel joke at her coming out. This disappoints her mother, who wants her daughters to marry well. She is sent to live in Glasgow with her grandmother. When she finds an ad for a bookkeeper she applies for it — and with her talent with numbers gets the job.

Owen (The Chapmans Book 1)
Christine
Sterling

After calling off her wedding to the cheating Arlo Lloyd, Ellie Beth Brook corresponds with a man who puts an ad in the paper wanting a mail order bride. His name is Frank Hartman, and they write for a year. Frank finally sends for Ellie, and she sets off from Atlanta, Georgia for Nebraska. No one to meets her stage coach, but she does meet a handsome man who is headed for the marshal.

After the “unfortunate accident” several years before that leaves Evangeline with a pronounced limp and a shredded reputation, she resigns herself to the idea of living out her years in her parent’s home. Her mother, Olivia Prescott, has other ideas for her almost 30 year-old daughter. She arranges a card game at Mrs.

Pierce Byrne, Baron Markham, spies Caroline Hawkins at a ball. She piques his interest with her high-necked grey gown, thick spectacles and dull hair pulled severely back. He thinks of her as his "little grey mouse", and pursues her at every ball. Caroline wears this attire to repel suitors, as she has no desire to wed. Caroline just wants to care for the children’s home.

Cecelia Dudley, daughter of a merchant, is determined to live life independently. So, it is quite a shock to learn that she has been married by proxy to a gentleman she has never met! Lord Heath Knight has decided to turn his life around; hence, marriage. The fact his bride comes with a 100,000-pound dowry makes it easier. Neither is prepared for the other.

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