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The Convenient Marriage
The Convenient Marriage
Author: Georgette Heyer
When dazzling Horatia Winwood married the powerful Earl of Rule, she was saving her sister from a loveless match, rescuing her family fortune, and providing herself with a life of ease. Hers was a marriage made not in heaven but in the coolly logical mind of a very self-possessed young beauty. Not until Horatia was deep in dangerous intrigue wit...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373834457
ISBN-10: 0373834454
Publication Date: 4/1/2000
Pages: 408
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 50 ratings
Publisher: Harlequin
Book Type: Paperback
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Comments: One of my favorites. I love it! Horry, with her stammer and faults, is still a girl with many good qualities. She loves her family, speaks her mind, and owns up to her mistakes. She's brave and resourceful, too. Marcus, whom I'm madly in love with, is everything a hero aught to be: he did not have to accept Horry's proposal to take her instead of Elizabeth. He's a true gentleman, giving Horry the chance to explain herself and make her choices, even if he knows they aren't the best for her. He gave up his mistress when he took a wife, which many men of the age did not. The supporting cast is exceptional. The villain, Lord Robert Lethbridge, is not-over-the-top. He's a man with a grudge. Lady Massey, the former mistress, behaves like a jilted woman, but she never goes as far as Lethbridge in her revenge. Crosby Drelincourt, provides some comic moments as the dandified heir presumptive who feels his future has slipped away the day Marcus married Horry, though they have no child yet. But the best comedy comes from Viscount Pelham Winwood and his friend, Sir Roland Pommeroy. Their efforts to help Horry is a great piece of comedy. I was laughing so hard, I cried. I could not pick one quote from the entire escapade, so I chose something from earlier.

Favorite Quotes:
"You shouldn't keep the front door open. What's to stop people coming in and hitting you over the head? It's preposterous."
"I wish you would go home."
- Viscount Winwood, Lord Lethbridge
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My mom loves these books. I'm getting them for her for Christmas. Excellent romance books, funny, interesting. The "Old English" way of speech can be difficult occasionally, but all in all, a very enjoyable read!

Horatia, upon hearing that her sister is being arranged for marriage, to a man she does not love, goes to the Earl, and asks that she be considered instead. Amused, the Earl consents, believing her to be a more lively and interesting match. What follows is a whirlwind of humor, miscommunication, and patience of the Earl with his young new bride.

A great story.
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This book was cute and hilarious. Horatia (Horry)is very endearing to the reader. The story made me laugh out loud. The ending was cut a bit short for me but they usually are. I'd love to see this one in a movie!
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