The Convenient Marriage
Love or license? Fidelity or freedom? Hard choices for a willful young beauty in an age of romantic extravagance. THE KNOWING BRIDE — When dazzling Horatia Winwood married the powerful Earl of Rule, she was saving her sister from a loveless match, rescuing her family fortune, and providing... show more
Love or license? Fidelity or freedom? Hard choices for a willful young beauty in an age of romantic extravagance.
THE KNOWING BRIDE — When dazzling Horatia Winwood married the powerful Earl of Rule, she was saving her sister from a loveless match, rescuing her family fortune, and providing herself with a life of ease. Hers was a marriage not made in heaven but in the coolly logical mind of a very self-possessed young beauty.
Not until Horatia was deep in dangerous intrigue with her husband's vengeful rival, the dashing and arrogant Lord Lethbridge, did she suddenly find -- to her own tumultuous surprise -- she had fallen in love with the man she had married for money. But was it too late, now that she was but a heartbeat away from betraying both him and herself?
Publish date: 2005-02-22
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Books of 1916: Part Two The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka Since childhood I’ve been familiar with the plot of this short novel; people talk about it all the time because it’s so compelling. I even had the first sentence memorized thanks to my older brother. Reciting it was a warm-up exercise in s...
It is one of Heyer's most fun and overall enjoyable stories.
If a movie adaptation of this novel had ever been made, it would have had to involve Tim Conway and Don Knots. Nominally a romance, but truly, the book is pure slapstick comedy from start to finish. Lord Rule was the only character that wasn't ridiculous, and as a hero, this book does him a dis...
There are so many things I loved about The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer, but there are a few little hiccoughs that held this one back from being a sparkling gem like, say, Venetia. (Love, love, love Venetia!!). I'm not sure when I enjoyed reading a first meeting between two principals, H...
This was my first Georgette Heyer, to which I was irresistibly drawn by the fact that it's an audiobook read by Richard (Thornton Guisborne Thorin) Armitage. Also: Georgette Heyer. All I've ever heard about her is how wonderful her books are, the epitome of their genre, not to be missed. I feel let...