Thursday, February 4, 2016

How to Marry a Marquis

When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of How to Marry a Marquis in her employer's library, she's convinced someone is playing a joke. But with three younger siblings to support she has to marry for money, so a guidebook to seduction might be just the things she needs - and what harm could there be in taking a little peek?

James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale, has been summoned to rescue his aunt from a blackmailer,. And, posing as the new estate manager, his primary suspect is his aunt's companion - Elizabeth. Intrigued by the alluring young woman with the curious rulebook, he gallantly offers to help her find a husband - by allowing her to practise her wiles on him. But when practise becomes all too perfect, James decides that there is only one rule worth following - that Elizabeth marry her marquis.  - excerpt from book

How to Marry a Marquis by Julia Quinn is a wonderful story about a woman trying to get marry and unexpectedly falling in love. I have not read a historical romance for quite some time now, probably a year's time and I was happy that I picked up this book. I adored Julia Quinn's writing and so far she is the only historical romance author that I've been reading. After reading so many of her titles, I'm still satisfied with her stories. This book was no exception, it was funny and at times your heart beats fast feeling excited for the heroine.

What I love about this book is the characters, the male and female characters were quite realistic. This is because at that timeline, I would agree that people of their status reacting the way they did. The female character was not the typical lady who swoons so easily and have gone through much herself. I love that the value of family is strongly highlighted in the story, and it's important to the characters. The interactions of the characters are wonderful parts, the conversations so interesting. The male character himself also have some issues but overall he is a man who would be wonderful to be married to.

I also love the plot of the book very much, it's such a simple love story, nothing rushed, no instant love and it's at a good pace. The events that happened in the book were funny at times and one of the twists was exciting. I love that the book did not try to drag on too long. Everything happened at wonderful timing.

Overall it was a very good romance book as I could not stop reading to find out how their love would happen. The thrill of the romance is definitely the moments for the characters and I loved all of it. I highly recommend this book to readers who love romance books, historical romance, fans of Jane Austen would love this too. Before I end my post I have to share this line from the book:

"Never forget that love is the most precious gift of all. Money and social status are poor subtitutes for a warm, tender embrace, and there is little in life more fulfilling than the joy of loving and knowledge that you are loved in return." - Page 375, line 14

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