A Groom of One's Own
Miss Harlow's marriage in high life London, 1823 A handsome duke. His beautiful soon-to-be duchess. A whirlwind courtship. It is this author's privilege to report on the event all of London is talking about: the upcoming wedding of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon to the only daughter of the... show more
Miss Harlow's marriage in high life London, 1823 A handsome duke. His beautiful soon-to-be duchess. A whirlwind courtship. It is this author's privilege to report on the event all of London is talking about: the upcoming wedding of the Duke of Hamilton and Brandon to the only daughter of the Duke of Richmond. Every detail of the "Wedding of the Year" will be reported in these pages as a London Weekly exclusive. But I, Miss Sophie Harlow, must confess to a secret infatuation with this "double duke" that can only lead to trouble. It is impossible that this notoriously upstanding gentleman would ever jilt his bride for a scandalous female newspaper writer. And yet . . . the arrival of a foreign prince, the discovery of a shocking secret, and one passionate kiss could change everything. Will this perfect duke risk the scandal of the year to marry the woman his heart desires?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: June 29th 2010
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: The Writing Girls (#1)
I truly enjoyed the flow of this book. It kept me quite interested. The characters were charming and intriguing. There were sweet moments I enjoyed. The little bits of angst based on the forbidden lovers was nice.As I saw in another review, this is definitely written with more of a modern voice. I f...
Sophie was once engaged, but her fiancee broke their engagement as she was walking down the aisle. So she ended up in London, as one of the four writing girls, who all write for London's Weekly, the city's most popular newspaper. Sophie's main focus is to work on weddings and report on them. She is ...
Yes, I will admit that this book has its faults. There's repetition, telling instead of showing, and a somewhat stupid hero. And yet...I really liked it. I enjoyed the experience of reading this book. I was light, it was fluffy, it was fun, and it was worth it all in the end. It made me really happy...
This is marked "historical romance" but I was tempted to shelve it as contemporary. Very modern voice here which was hardly believable. Although "The Writing Girls" is an interesting concept; newspaper columns about weddings, fashion and advice just felt too gimmicky.Additionally, the story lacked a...