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A Most Unsuitable Groom (Romney Marsh, Bk 4)
Helpful Score: 2
I love this series, "The Beckets of Romney Marsh."
Lots of action all the way through! And you can *feel* the characters personalities as they emerge through the story.
Fourth book in the Romney Marsh saga, Spencer's story. Hard to put down once you get into it.
Another good tale in the Becket series.
The next issue in The Beckets of Romney Marsh saga....very good book!
Another episode in the saga of the Beckets of Romney Marsh. This one is about Spencer, the dark, brooding one, the angry one. He went off to war in America and returns with a good part of his memory missing. Soon after he is back, a very pregnant Mariah arrives at the door, ready to refresh his memory.
From Publishers Weekly
With this tedious return to Romney Marsh (after Beware of a Virtuous Woman, etc.), Michaels hits her series' first speed bump, eschewing the light comedy for which she's known in favor of high drama and intrigue. The result is a contrived romance with more bluster than action. The story kicks off during the war of 1812, in which Spencer Becket is battling American troops. A blow to the head sends him back to his family's island enclave with no memory of how he survived. However, a pregnant Mariah Rutledge soon arrives to fill in those gaps and deliver Spencer's son, a child he can't recall conceiving. The Beckets welcome Mariah into the fold, but keep her in the dark about their privateering past. Sensing they're holding back, Mariah spies on them and forces herself (twice) onto a ship bound for danger. That a new mother would desert her baby just to prove herself to the in-laws is absurd, anachronistic and unfortunately all too typical of this story, an awkward marriage between gaiety and gravity. It's easy to get the sense that, in trying to do too much, Michaels just skims the surface of character and plot. (Apr.)
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