An Unsuitable Bride Author:Jane Feather Long ago, young Viscount Bradley?s prudish family forbade him to marry his beloved. Now, the aging lord has plotted a subtle revenge. His three nephews can split his fortune, but only if each marries a fallen woman. Two have found brides who meet the terms . . . and all depends on the youngest, Peregrine Sullivan. New York Times bestselling auth... more »or Jane Feather?s Georgian trilogy concludes with a sexy tale sure to delight. Only desperation would drive a lady to disguise herself in hopes of employment, but the twenty thousand pounds that their father promised beautiful Alexandra Douglas and her invalid younger sister has vanished into the hands of the greedy cousin who inherited the estate. Alexandra, in search of justice, embarks on an elaborate charade to infiltrate Combe Abbey, her ancestral home, and secretly take the money back. Peregrine, visiting the Abbey, is intrigued by a woman whose mind matches his on every level. Who is this middle-aged spinster with a young woman?s eyes and a youthful step that even a limp cannot disguise? Sensing some scandalous secret, Perry assumes the lady would delight in being rescued. But his efforts are rebuffed; Alexandra will take care of herself and her sister, thank you very much. Can Perry court the daring and independent young woman, win her heart, and be the last brother to wed?« 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.