First Comes Marriage : A Huxtable Family Novel Paperback
by Mary Balogh
Part of the Huxtable Series series
The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the sleepy village of Throckbridge into a tizzy.
It soon becomes clear that Elliot seeks a convenient marriage to a suitable bride, and desperate to rescue her eldest sister Margaret from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable - a proud and daring, a young widow - offers herself up instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own.
But then a strange thing happens: as the wedding night approaches they become inexplicably drawn to one another. And, as intrigue swirls around a past secret - one with a striking connection to the Huxtables - Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/03/2010
- Category: Historical romance
- ISBN: 9780749942816
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Review by wyvernfriend
I enjoyed this rather sweet story of Vanessa Huxtable, a widow, who is plainer than her sisters finding love with her new husband, Viscount Lyngate, through several ups and downs, including having to come to terms with his past relationships and several other issues. The only real jarring note was Constantine who seemed only to be missing moustaches to twirl. I have a fairly good notion what's going on with him but I'm going to have to keep reading to see if I'm right. Light but I enjoyed the read and look forward to more.