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Setting: Regency England

Sensuality: 8

Elizabeth Hotchkiss needs to marry a wealthy man, and fast. The oldest child of four well-bred orphans, she's managed to keep the wolf from their door for years, but she's running out of options. The only marriage prospect in sight is her landlord, Squire Nevins, but his lecherous gaze makes Elizabeth's skin crawl. So when she discovers the book How to Marry A Marquis in her employer's library, she impulsively stuffs it into her reticule and takes it home. Encouraged by her insistent sister, Elizabeth reluctantly agrees to learn the book's rules well enough to catch a monied husband. But first, she must find a man to practice her wiles on. Enter James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale. Posing as the new estate manager per his beloved Aunt Danbury's instructions, he just happens to arrive at the Danbury estate on the very day that Elizabeth discovers the book. Is it too coincidental that James's Aunt Danbury needs his assistance in catching a blackmailer at the precise moment that Elizabeth needs a guinea pig? Perhaps, but neither Elizabeth nor James have reason to suspect that they're being lovingly maneuvered.

James begins to search for a blackmailer, and Elizabeth is high on his list of suspects. While purposely spending time with her to explore her guilt or innocence, however, he's irresistibly drawn to her beauty and kindness as well as her practicality and sharp tongue. And when he learns that she's practicing to entice a husband, he can't resist offering to tutor her in courtship. Before long, the two realize their growing feelings for each other. But the course of true love never did run smoothly, and the lovers encounter a few obstacles along the way. Will the evil Squire Nevins easily give up his designs on Elizabeth and her sisters? What about the nefarious blackmailer? And how will Elizabeth react if she discovers that James is not who he pretends to be?

How To Marry A Marquis is a delightful read with witty dialogue that sparkles, wonderful secondary characters--including the difficult Aunt Agatha and an impossibly arrogant cat named Malcolm--sensuous love scenes, and a hero and heroine that readers will fall in love with. --Lois Faye Dyer

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'Quinn has a smart, funny touch ... that's reminiscent of Helen Fielding' Time Magazine 'reminiscent of Bridget Jones' Time Magazine 'smart, funny' Time Magazine 'Delightful' Nora Roberts 'Elizabeth Hotchkiss needs to marry a wealthy man, and fast. The oldest child of four well-bred orphans, she has managed to keep the wolf from their door for years, but she's running out of options. The only marriage prospect in sight is her landlord, Squire Nevins, but his lecherous gaze makes Elizabeth's skin crawl. So when she discovers the book How to Marry A Marquis in her employer's library, she impulsively stuffs it into her reticule and takes it home. Encouraged by her insistent sister, Elizabeth reluctantly agrees to learn the book's rules well enough to catch a monied husband. But first, she must find a man to practice her wiles on. Enter James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale. Posing as the new estate manager per his beloved Aunt Danbury's instructions, he just happens to arrive at the Danbury estate on the very day that Elizabeth discovers the book. Is it too coincidental that James's Aunt Danbury needs his assistance in catching a blackmailer at the precise moment that Elizabeth needs a guinea pig? Perhaps, but neither Elizabeth nor James have reason to suspect that they are being lovingly manoeuvred. James begins to search for a blackmailer, and Elizabeth is high on his list of suspects. While purposely spending time with her to explore her guilt or innocence, however, he's irresistibly drawn to her beauty and kindness as well as her practicality and sharp tongue. And when he learns that she's practising to entice a husband, he can't resist offering to tutor her in courtship. Before long, the two realise their growing feelings for each other. But the course of true love never did run smoothly, and the lovers encounter a few obstacles along the way. Will the evil Squire Nevins easily give up his designs on Elizabeth and her sisters? What about the nefarious blackmailer? And how will Elizabeth react if she discovers that James is not who he pretends to be? How To Marry A Marquis is a delightful read with witty dialogue that sparkles, wonderful secondary characters--including the difficult Aunt Agatha and an impossibly arrogant cat named Malcolm--sensuous love scenes and a hero and heroine that readers will fall in love with.' - Lois Faye Dyer, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Series: Avon Romantic Treasure
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (June 28, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380800810
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380800810
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (167 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #206,636 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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#1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and several years back she did so in grand style, competing on the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

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Every time I read it I catch myself laughing at certain parts of the book.
devon
This was not the first of Julia Quinn's books that I have read but it is one of my favorites.
Alex
I mean, it's ok to be a little upset for his deception, but to throw such a tantrum?
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By G. Mayo on May 22, 2001
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Out of all the Julia Quinn books I have read (excluding Brighter Than the Sun) this has to be the most charming and funny books she has written. I adore the scene after the costume ball when Elizabeth finds out who James is,and he gets very angry at Caroline Ravenscroft from To Catch An Heiress and her husband Blake Ravenscroft. James is trying to be serious and pissed off but Caroline and Blake keep making inane comments on every threat he makes. But, the best scene in the whole book is the day after the ball and absolutely comes to Elizabeth's cottage to talk some sense into her about her relationship with James. So many mishaps and accidents happen in that one short period of time it's very amazing that Elizabeth didn't go insane. Also, Lady Danbury, Elizabeth's employer, is a very witty and eccentric character, not to mention hiliariously sarcastic. And to add to closing, I love the fact that Ms. Quinn sees fit to add Lady Danbury in The Viscount Who Loved Me. Even though she is barely in the novel, she is in there and is her regular funny self. All in all, I loved this novel and will gladly recommend it to anyone who has and appreciates a sense of humor.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By BCBLoyd on April 23, 2002
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Ms. Quinn has the most superb talent for creating witty dialogue and adorable characters, and I'm not just talking about the main couple! From the hero's unexpected, yet endearingly touching, kiss to "Miss Jane" to the laughable antics of a sly cat, this book was truly an enjoyable read. I caught myself going from grins to giggles to outright teary-eyed laughter and loving every minute of it. I'm so thankful it's part of a series. One book... for all of these wonderful characters... is just not enough! Thank you Ms. Quinn and please keep them coming!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Sara on October 18, 2001
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This was the first Julia Quinn book I had ever read. I'd heard the buzz about her books, and really liked the premise of the story (having the heroine following "The Rules" to catch a rich titled man). That's why I was so dissapointed when it didn't work for me. I liked her fresh, breezy style of writing, but the characters never became real to me. Worse, they annoyed me. The hero and heroine lacked any sort of depth and the book came too close to farce, something I'm not wild about. And all too often I thought, "no sane person would react this way."
Still, there was enough light hearted warmth in her style that I gave her another chance and tried The Duke and I. And I'm so glad I did! I loved the book and now consider Julia Quinn's books one of my few automatic buys. I even tried a few of her back list, and can see just how far she's come. Now, her books not only have the sense of fun and light-hearted comedy of her earlier novels, but they have rich, believable characters and poignant romance as well.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Lane on August 27, 2005
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James (Marquis of Riverdale) and Elizabeth love for each other builds slowly and deepens until you can almost feel it. This book was a pleasure to read and I couldn't put it down until it was finished. I really enjoyed the characters, as they were very likeable. YOU MUST HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR to enjoy this book.

How to Marry a Marquis has lots of drama! The characters are colorful and unforgettable and make you want to yell at them one minute, next give them a shoulder to cry on , Next laugh out loud, and next feel their passion. The story and plot were entertaining and the heroine was spunky and fun. I laughed so hard at the dialogue and wit in between the characters. I was sad to have it end, but satisfied at the ending! How to Marry a Marquis has Lots of laugh out-loud, I-can't-believe-they-did-that scenes and oh so plenty of heart warming moments. How to Marry a Marquis was an emotional roller coaster, and I felt all the pain and joy they did. I was so engrossed, I read it in a day. The love scenes are ample & steamy, and the plot is a good one. A fast paced book with an intricate plot that I cannot help but enjoy. How to Marry a Marquis has a strong (but not obnoxious) heroine who is in no way ordinary, a back story which is compelling but doesn't get in the way of the love story, and of course a wonderful hero. Both the hero and the heroine have secrets of their own, which are slowly brought to light by the author, like layers being peeled from a (very good) onion....

Also You need to To Catch an Heiress it's the wonder 1st book to this series.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Deborah MacGillivray HALL OF FAMEVINE VOICE on February 4, 2001
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She is companion to batty old lady. She had younger siblings depending upon her to keep them from starving. She happens upon a book entitled How To Marry a Marquis, and seizes upon the chance to aid her rusty skills because she knows she must marry to save her brothers and sisters. He is James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, come to the aid of his batty old lady aunt. Maquerading as her new estate manager he is trying to track down a blackmailer. When he discovered her plans to attract a rich husband, he sets about to teach her how to catch a marquis - not realising he is the one stepping into the trap.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 3, 1999
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While I enjoyed Ms. Quinn's light-hearted approach to her theme, and I found much of her humor witty and engaging, I did not like the book. I thought her fiesty heroine a complete cliche. I made my way through most of the book with no extreme quibbles, but I fairly itched with irritation when Elizabeth discovered James's true identity. Her indignation was irrational and went on and on ad insufferabiliam. Also, I wish someone would explain to Ms. Quinn and her copy editor the difference in usage between "lie" and "lay."
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