Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Reluctant Marquess Written by Maggi Andersen

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Ahhhhhh....Cornwall, England in the 1700's....castles, servants, butlers, sumptuous meals, lords, and ladies. This book had all of my favorite things when it comes to books set in this time period.  
The story begins when Charity is summoned to the castle thinking she is to meet with her Godfather, but finds out he has passed away and that she is to marry the Marquess whom she never met.  Charity is a sweet young lady, but one with a mind of her own much to the dismay of Robert, the Marquess.  Robert is a dashing man with marriage as not part of his plans and one who most likely would not be faithful. 

The reader will follow Robert and Charity through the sweet times and also the tense times, but you will love it either way.  Charity is trying to change Robert into a loving, faithful husband......will she succeed or is she too stubborn to try to make her marriage happy? Read this quick, entertaining read to find out. 

The author does an excellent job of bringing details to life whether it is in describing a scene or a character.  The description of the rooms in the castle was wonderful...I could just envision it all and could imagine what fun it would be to live there even though I know all the rooms had to be quite cold.  I loved the chivalry and the concern with proper etiquette at formal and informal events and how the ladies had to be accompanied when they went out. 
This book caught my attention from the first page.  If you enjoy this time period, appealing characters, and some romance, you will definitely like THE RELUCTANT MARQUESS.


  1. This sounds like a fascinating read. I like that it hooked you right from the start!


  2. I really want to read this now. I love Castel's, servents and rebellious lovers! Thanks for the review!

  3. Ah, what would historical fiction be without strong-willed women to mix things up? Not nearly as interesting, probably. Thanks for the great review.

    Thanks also for the follow--I've followed you back. Also, I wanted to ask you where the picture in your header was taken. The architecture looks European, but your bio says you're in PA. Now I'm intrigued.

    Jonathan @ I Read a Book Once

  4. This sounds great. I'll definitely need to add it to my TBR pile. Thanks so much for dropping by too :D


  5. Not normally something I would pick up but I have to say I love the sound of the author's descriptions of their surroundings. It's great when they can put you RIGHT THERE in the story...and such a lovely location too!