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First Comes Marriage - Mary Balogh
First Comes Marriage
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Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family--the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in... show more
Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family--the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it?

The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can't keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret--one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables--Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed...and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780440244226 (0440244226)
Publisher: Dell
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
Series: Huxtable Quintet (#1)
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By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
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I’ve read some Balogh before, but I wanted to go through an actual series. I didn’t love it as much as I thought I would, based on a number of friends’ enthusiastic responses.
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books!
Carolyn Cannot Live Without Books! rated it
3.5
Re-read by audiobook As I was listening to this book I started remembering more and more. I realized I liked it more when I read the book as opposed to listening to it. I'm glad narrators are hired at Audible but sometimes when you've heard them so often, . . . I'm going to lower this rating ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
2.5 First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Quintet, #1) by Mary Balogh
I've read other Mary Balogh books and found this to be one of her least engaging. The plot of the story called for an arranged, mostly romance free marriage. Supposedly, they fell in love with each other during the last 2 thirds of the book, but I found the romance scenes to be quite passionless, ev...
Carpe Librum
Carpe Librum rated it
5.0
Vanessa Huxtable Dew in her green Regency dress, who is decidedly prettier when she smiles.Artist: Gilbert Stuart, circa 1802-1804*★★★★½ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Again, Anne Flosnik does a nice job of narrating in this, the first of the Huxtable Quintet. She doesn’t sound as stilted a...
Much About Books
Much About Books rated it
4.0 First Comes Marriage (Huxtable Series)
Fun book - looks like a great kick-off to a series about the Huxtable family. I look forward to the next book in this series.I was a bit miffed at how long we waited to find out who Con is and what his relationship was to Jon and Elliot. But it was another good way to keep me intrigued. I'm betting ...
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