How to Marry a Marquis Paperback
by Julia Quinn
Part of the Agents for the Crown series
When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of HOW TO MARRY A MARQUIS in her employer's library, she's convinced someone is playing a cruel joke.
With three younger siblings to support, she knows she has to marry for money, but who might have guessed how desperate she's become?
A guidebook to seduction might be just the thing she needs - and what harm could there be in taking a little peek? James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale, has been summoned to rescue his aunt from a blackmailer, a task that requires him to pose as the new estate manager, and his primary suspect is his aunt's companion, Elizabeth.
Intrigued by the alluring young woman with the curious little rulebook, he gallantly offers to help her find a husband ...by practicing her wiles on him.
But when practise becomes all too perfect, James decides that there is only one rule worth following - that Elizabeth marry her marquis.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 04/09/2008
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9780749908805
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Review by Lauren2013
Drawn out and tedious with the occasional moment of emotional depth and intensity indicative of Quinn's future brilliance.
The underlying premise of a the heroine discovering a manual for finding a husband is ridiculous and the silly misunderstanding that characterizes the last 25% of the book is trite. The heroine's reaction is blown completely out of proportion.
Elizabeth and James have potential as a couple but their bantering falls flat. The only stellar moment in their relationship is when they confide their difficult pasts and reveal a captivating depth of character. Unfortunately this is ruined by the ending.
It is a good thing I read the Bridgertons before Quinn's earlier works because I would never have picked up another if I had read this first.
Review by wyvernfriend
Quite an entertaining story about a woman who finds a book about marrying a marquis and tries to follow the instructions. When a real marquis finds what she's doing he endeavours to help while trying not to fall for her. Elizabeth has to marry to help her family but can she find love as well a money?I found it terribly entertaining, the characters were great fun and I rooted for them to find love.