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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Muslin and steel!

Enticing Miss Eugenie Villaret (The Marriage Game) by Ella Quinn 


I really liked Eugenie. A great heroine. Strong, alluring, socially conscious and determined.
To my mind Viscount William Wivenly just falls short of her intellect and capacity. Then maybe it's true that Wivenly needs such a woman so that he can in turn grow and become the man he is capable of being.
The plot is peppered with interesting twists and turns. Set on the steamy shores of St Thomas, the Danish WestI indies in 1816 we have a pirate raids and a murdered captain who is a member of the Wivenly family, our enchanting French charmer Eugenie, doubtful French relatives, a harassed young Earl who takes the chance to escape England and the marauding husband hunting debutantes seeking to entrap him, and takes up then reins of his position to help his relatives.

A NetGalley ARC

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