Five different authors write five very different stories about weddings, love, etc. An enjoyable, easy read. Recommended.
The stories in this book vary from not-so-good to absolutely wonderful.
For Richer or Poorer (Allison Lane) I don't know anything about this author; thus I am uncertain if the 'Three Beaux' are part of a series. Whatever the case, two of the Beaux figure prominently in this story.
Richard sees a poorly-dressed woman sneak into his sister's wedding. He helps her escape her guardian, especially when he finds out she is an abused relative of his archenemy.
A Marriage of True Minds (Edith Layton) This is a cleverly written story about the down-side of the class system in England. Terence wants to save his Viscount brother from a wealthy, but lower-class woman (Joanna).
Valerie, Joanna's sister, wants to keep her sister from the clutches of the mindless aristocracy. She and Terence decide to join forces to keep them apart. The last scene is wonderful.
The Marriage Scheme (Lynn Kerstan) This seemed to be an overblown plot device; the parents (of the three young men in question) fight over everything.
The duchess wants Julia, an orphaned ward, to marry her oldest son; while the duke wants his ward to marry the youngest. However, the middle son wants Julia for his bride. How can they help his parents believe it is their wish too?
A Match Made in Heaven--or Hell (Barbara Metzger) Old Nick and St. Peter are having an argument about a dying British man of nobility: Hugh, Marquess of Hardesty. In London, Hugh is a notorious womanizer; but he saved many men by taking leadership of rudderless soldiers on the Spanish battlefield.
After long arguments, Satan and St. Peter decide to let him live, and see if he can redeem himself. Both are confident that Hugh will be theirs.
A Hasty Marriage (Carla Kelly) This is an absolutely delightful story about a 32 year-old spinster who runs away from home, rather than marry a boring man of the peerage. She runs to her old governess and meets an American sea captain. The story is deliciously different.
From five beloved and bestselling Regency authors comes a bouquet of brand-new stories about weddings, romance--and cold feet....
One of the notorious Three Beaux has only bad luck, until an heiress in urchin's clothing steals into his sister's wedding--and into his heart--in Allison Lane's "For Richer or Poorer."
In Edith Layton's "A Marriage of True Minds," the bride's sister and the groom's brother, alike in temper, lock horns--all the while missing what their relatives can so plainly see.
In Lynn Kerstan's "The Marriage Scheme," a duke demands that his orphaned ward marry his youngest son, but the duchess demands she wed the eldest. The only brother who cares for the girl, however, is the middle son. Now he must convince his parents that this is the match they wanted all along.
Angel and Devil vie for an injured marquess who is both a rake and a war hero in Barbara Metzger's "A Match Made in Heaven--or Hell." They wager to let him live--and see if a heaven-sent woman can reform him.
In Carla Kelly's "A Hasty Marriage," a young spinster with a wild streak runs away from home--and from the pressure to marry. But she soon happens upon a ship's captain who shares her appetite for adventure and who will dash her ideas about men.