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An Unsuitable Bride (Blackwater Brides, Bk 3)
An Unsuitable Bride - Blackwater Brides, Bk 3 Author:Jane Feather The headstrong and beautiful Alexandra Douglas is summoned to London from the seminary for young ladies upon the death of her father, Sir Arthur Douglas. There, the family lawyer explains to her that she and her invalid sister, Sylvia, have been left penniless, disinherited, de-legitimized. Her father had divorced her mother on the grounds of in... more »sanity, making the children of the marriage illegitimate, but still allowing him to remarry. On Sir Arthur's death, his considerable wealth and estates passed to a distant relative, while his widowed second wife and stepson received handsome inheritances.
Alex is determined to get the inheritance that she and her sister are due.When she sees an advertisement for a librarian at her former family home, she applies in the guise of an impoverished middle-aged spinster with experience as a school librarian.But when The Honorable Peregrine Sullivan arrives for a weekend of hunting with Alex's stepbrother and immediately notices that the librarian is not who she appears to be, she finds it impossible to keep her distance.With her elaborate scheme unraveling and her future in jeopardy, Alex must rely on her wits -- and her new love -- to make sure justice is served.« less
I normally enjoy Jane Feather's books, & I really like this series about the Blackwater Brides. But about halfway through the book, I became bogged down & had to start speed-reading until I got to the crux of the book, & then I was engrossed in it once again. Her characters are real, their motivation understandable, & the overall plot interesting. There were a few loose ends that I would have liked to see cleaned up (what happened to the greedy cousins, for instance?)All in all, an enjoyable read.