Ravishing the Heiress
Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight... show more
Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives. It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more...Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabella, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife... As the hour they truly become husband-and-wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts. Has their pact bred only a great friendship--or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love?
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 3rd 2012
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
, Victorian Romance
Series: Fitzhugh Trilogy (#2)
I rate this about a 4.25. I'm big into rounding down these days.About 4.25 of those stars are for Millie's fortitude. Her stoic pragmatism was something here, and her strength something else.I won't recap, but I'll definitely say in many ways this isn't an easy read. And it would be easy to malign ...
Ravishing the Heiress is about an arranged marriage between Millie, the only child of a wealthy canned goods merchant and Fitz, a man who comes into an earldom with properties nearly in ruins. Due to this arrangement, Fitz and Millie agree to a marriage in name only for six (then it expands to eight...
Me hubiera gustado mucho mas si no la autora no hubiese puesto tanto énfasis en el pasado (a pesar de que esos capítulos sirven para comprender la rara amistad de la pareja principal y el modo en que elsufrimiento del amor no correspondido de Millie la va hundiendo en una sumisión casi patética , es...
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