To Marry a Marquess is an easy going Regency romance. There is a lot of action and adventure, not much of amore’ and some clean family fun. Anyone who has a large extended family will love reading this.
Lady Victoria, the daughter of an Earl has been raised by her aunt Phoebe after she was turned out of her home by her father’s heir Wendover at the age of 12. Phoebe is recently widowed with two children, and impoverished, as Victoria is shocked to discover. Determined to take care of her aunt and cousins, Victoria runs away to be married to a rich gentleman, but he is killed at the altar. Meanwhile, Phoebe has her own suitor, the Duke of Glenshire. But Victoria has mixed feelings when she comes up against the one man who knows her secrets, the Duke’s widowed son.
With a six year old boy determined to play pirates, an elderly scheming grandmother, a despicable cousin, and her sordid secret to fend with, Victoria has a lot on her mind. She refuses to accept that she is falling for the handsome stranger who she ran away from.
Childlike antics, real threats, meddling siblings, and naughty children make this an absorbing story that will keep you turning pages. Love is in the air but it is a very chaste kind of love. To Marry a Marquess is a great book for someone who is easing into reading romance novels.