Award-winning author Teresa McCarthy writes books set in the Regency era with its dukes, balls and the fashionable world. The author, known for her tender romances sprinkled with humor, also writes sweet contemporary romances. (For teens and up.)
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Read through a few times. My girls and I enjoyed (and continue to enjoy) the whole series. They read them over and over! Appropriate for all ages. Fun and entertaining read with wit and humor. Thanks for family friendly read.
When Clayton needs a wife in less than a month, Brianna, a scholarly young lady who has had a crush on him forever, would seem to be the perfect choice. However, Brianna has greater matters on her mind, such as saving the Prince. Rejection only makes Clayton more determined and desperate. How can a simple young girl withstand such passion? She can't.
This is, I admit, a lightweight read, but Brianna is a more complex character than the average Regency heroine. Take a mental break and indulge in something sweet and simple like this.
The first book was the story of Emily, the only girl with 4 older brothers. Next was the story of the youngest brother Stephen. Now this book tells the story of Clayton the 3rd of the 4 brothers. At the beginning the story flashes back to six years earlier when Bree was 16 and Clayton was 20 and she had a major crush on him even though he didn't seem to notice his little sister's friend. It was a fun way to start the story. A lot had happened over those six years, mostly because of the war. I loved the relationship shown between the siblings. I was able to see more of Emily and Stephen's stories.
I think Clay was my favorite brother to read about. Bree was great too. I definitely rolled my eyes at their . . . idiot-ness though. They were clueless to the other's feelings for them because of their own pride and insecurities. This third book followed the same order of things from the first two books, but I didn't mind. It was such a joy to read!
I enjoyed this book as much as the other two in this trilogy. I liked Clayton from the other stories. Brianna was the predictable heroine. The dog Nigel is very funny as well as the Clearbrook family. Seems like there were lots of highborn lady spies in those days. A good read but wish there was book for her brother Marcus too. Very light on romance as it is mostly kissing but still a good book.
I so admire an author who relies on her own talent to capture an audience instead of catering to unwholesome appetites of the majority who want lurid details of intimacy. The main female character of this story starts out as a naive and gushing young lady, but emerges as a strong woman with an opinion and someone who learns from being observant. It teaches women to realize that being a good wife does not mean giving up our own identity or our own outlook on life. We have a great deal to offer and we can express ourselves without being critical or the typical 'nagging wife'. Stating our opinion with respect is the essence of a mature and dignified woman. We all lose our tempers at time in a male dominant world, but lets face it ladies; we are indispensable to the success of our man's lives. Stories like this, make us feel proud of our femininity and female intuition.