The Marriage Wager
In a world where love was always a gamble, they meant to beat the odds No longer in the first blush of youth and without a marriage portion, Miss Constance Woodley could scarcely imagine why one of the leading lights of London society should take an interest in the likes of her. But under her... show more
In a world where love was always a gamble, they meant to beat the odds No longer in the first blush of youth and without a marriage portion, Miss Constance Woodley could scarcely imagine why one of the leading lights of London society should take an interest in the likes of her. But under her benefactor's guiding hand she was transformed into a captivating creature who caught the eye of the handsome, charming and ever-so-slightly notorious Lord Dominic Leighton. And before the shocked eyes of the entire Ton, the "nobody" and the rakish viscount showed that even in the heartless world of the marriage mart, when love was at stake, all bets were off . . . Don't miss this charming Regency tale, the first in Candace Camp's new series, The Matchmakers.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 1st 2007
Pages no: 379
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Historical Romance
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Regency Romance
Series: Matchmakers (#1)
A fun regency romance with a lot of the usual plot points and with a refreshingly realistic attitude. Constance Woodley stayed at home to nurse her father through his final illness and was older than most when he died to have her season in London, her sister-in-law and brother convinced her to help...
Nice character-driven story with some elements of Cinderella, but it should have been about 100 pages shorter (280 or less instead of 380 pages), since there is really not that much happening and the hero's POV is completely left out.
Per alcuni aspetti mi ha fatto un pò pensare a Cenerentola. (Costance bella giovane senza dote, obbligata dalla zia e dalle cugine carogne a stare dietro le quinte. Con Lady Francesca nei panni della madrina fata ....e altri particolari così XD)Comunque una storia gradevole, disimpegnata,buona in qu...
I like a book with an older and a younger couple on different timetables. This one is let down by a thing I very much dislike in romance novels: the intrusion of incest or rape (rather than camp mustache twirling), particularly since it's off screen, existing to make the people who oppose the match ...
2.5 / 5.0This book had a number of positives and negatives for me. I enjoy the setting (both place and time), and the characters were entertaining. There were a number of clever plot elements, and everything ends well. I could easily give this book three or four stars if not for one particularly jar...