Book Reviews of The Marriage Contract (Marriage, Bk 3)

The Marriage Contract (Marriage, Bk 3)
The Marriage Contract - Marriage, Bk 3
Author: Cathy Maxwell
ISBN-13: 9780380808335
ISBN-10: 0380808331
Publication Date: 2/1/2001
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 133 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
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A great historical romance that starts out with that wonderful friction that makes the happy ending all the more enjoyable.
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very good book one of those you read in a day.
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Anne is married to Aidan by proxy in London. Aidan hasn't been to London in years. He left as a young man to search out his Scottish roots. Not only is he a titled gentleman in London but also a Laird of a Scottish clan. Living as a Scotsman for so many years he has no desire to ever go back. He becomes mixed up in the rebellion against England and is unsure of how to handle that. In the meantime Anne shows up and proclaims to be his wife. She shows him the marriage contract signed by his sister in London. Aidan not only does not want a wife but her presence is dangerous for his clan's rebellious plot. He decides to make life so miserable for Anne that she will want to leave on her own. Anne is stubborn and fights to stay.

I liked the character of Anne and understood her development well. Aidan's character had some gaps. It was never fully explained why he left London and why he would never return. As much as he is enjoying his life as a Laird he seems to have doubts as to the rebellion and seems to suddenly switch gears towards the end.
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Reads somewhat like a Julia Quinn.
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I requested this book when I saw the many positive reviews it had previously received, but when I read it I was keenly disappointed. The plot at times veered into the laughably unbelievable, and I couldn't buy the development of the "romance" between the two leads.
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nice, quick read.
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The Earl of Tiebauld's sister is in failing health. She is determined to see her brother wed and producing an heir...now!!! He has spent his life in the Highlands determined to not wed. She finds Anne Burnett, who after two seasons has not found a husband. She has Anne married to the Earl by proxy. Now it is up to Anne to travel to the Highlands and inform her husband that he is now wed. And then the fun will start.
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Easy light read. Enjoyable.
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Enjoyable Book
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Scotland, 1815

She agreed to marry him sight unseen and travelled to Scotland to meet her husband. Can he ever fall in love with a woman he didn't choose?
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Journey with Cathy Maxwell to nineteenth-century Scotland...a land of romance and dreams. There, away from the stifling ballrooms and idle gossip of London, a debutante hopes to find a life she could only have imagined...and a noble Highlander discovers that the truest love of all awaits him in the form of an unexpected bride-to-be...

He was a man exiled from society -- handsome, unpredictable, and proud. Dark rumors surrounded his name. But Anne Burnett had signed a marriage contract binding her to Aiden Black, the Earl of Tiebauld. And although she'd never met him, she's determined to keep her word and make theirs a marriage in truth. Because a well-bred lady with little fortune to recommend her has no choice.

From the moment she arrived, Anne fell in love with Kelwin Castle and its roguishly handsome laird. By day, he instills a fierce loyalty in his people with his masterful ways...and by night, he tempts Anne to surrender her innocence to him. But while he is willing to offer his body. Aiden refuses to give Anne his heart...making her wonder what prevents him from truly claiming her as his wife.
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He was a man exiled from society-handsome, unpredictable, and proud. Dark rumors surrounded his name. But Anne Burnett had signed a marriage contract binding her to Aidan Black, the Earl of Tiebauld. And although she'd never met hime, she's determined to keep her word and make theirs a marriage in truth. Because a well-bred lady with little fortune to recommend he has no choice. From the moment she arrived, Anne fell in love with Kelwin Castle and its rougusihly handsome laird. By day, he intills a fierce loyalty i his people with his materful ways...and by night, he tempts Anne to surrender her innocence to him. But while he is willing to offer her his body, Aidan refuses to give Anne his heart...making her wonder what prevents him from truly claiming her as his wife.