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The Marriage List: full-length sweet historical romance [Kindle Edition]

Dorothy McFalls
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Book Description

Compelled by his family to marry, Viscount Radford Evers makes a list of his requirements for a wife. Humble tenant May Sheffers meets none of these, so why does his heart beat madly at the sight of her?

"The characters and their emotions are drawn amazingly well, and the story packs quite an emotional punch." 4 1/2 Stars Top Pick! *Reviewers' Choice Nominee* ~ Robin Taylor, Romantic Times BookClub

"THE MARRIAGE LIST is an extraordinarily entertaining read....I whole heartedly recommend that THE MARRIAGE LIST be placed on the very top of your list of "books to buy." 5 Stars *Reviewers' Choice Award* ~ Donna Zapf, Cata Romance Reviews

"If you're a fan of Regency romances, you definitely want to move The Marriage List to the top of your reading list. With appealing characters and an outstanding story line, this book has all the qualities of a top-notch read." 5 Flowers ~ Natasha, A Romance Review

"A delightful love story, the tale of an angry Prince Charming whose pride and temper are soothed and conquered by a spirited Cinderella. Such beautifully drawn characters had me rooting for a happy outcome. It's a Regency fairytale, without spells or magic, just the enchantment of a love that defies society's rules." ~ Sandra Heath, Bestselling Regency Romance Author

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About the Author

Award-winning multi-published author, Dorothy McFalls enjoys writing in several different genres. Her works have been nominated for many awards including: Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Reviewers International Organization Award, National Reader's Choice Award, CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, and The Romance Reviews Today Perfect 10! Award. Reviewers have called her work: "amazing", "perfect", "filled with emotion", and "lined with danger."

Product Details

  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Barking Dog Press; 2 edition (November 19, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002Y26QXW
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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131 of 150 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars charming debut for McFalls May 10, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
An enchanting Regency for first time writer Dorothy McFalls. I have seen a review slashing at this book, and frankly, all reviewers/readers need to take a deep breath and step back. All writers are first time writers. It's not an easy process, and if you cannot do it yourself, then you need to have compassion for those brave enough to achieve this amazing feet. Only one in maybe one hundred thousand books ever see print. So celebrate another writer who got that golden ring. McFalls has a wonderfully fresh voice, which quickly pulled me into the story. She has a good sense at storytelling; she laces it with a good sense of humour and produces a very enjoyable tale! As for any tiny glitches, lighten up, and enjoy this fun tale.
Viscount Radford Evers was injured at Waterloo when his horse fell upon him, leaving his leg crippled. Currently in Bath taking the waters, hoping it will help his bad limp, he is a foul mood despite the teasing of his best friend Lord Nathan Wynter, who is determined not to let his friend wallow in his fit of self-pity. This day, Radford felt more than self-loathing - he felt trapped. His mother arrived the night previous and is pushing Radford to find a bride. Whether to actually zero in on finding a wife or just to forestall mother dearest, Radford hits upon the idea of making a list of all the requirements of the perfect wife for him.
Humble tenant of Viscount Radford Evers, May Sheffers intercepted the eviction notice in the morning mail before her ailing Aunt Winnie saw it. May's parents has been off awandering, as they are apt to do, and her uncle is trying to have them declared dead. This has caused a shortage in their funds, one May hopes is temporary. May has petitioned Mr.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars delightful romance! August 26, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I enjoyed this book. The heroine is very likeable, and after trials finds
happiness. The book was inexpensive enough that I bought it based on the
blurb with out reading the reviews. I went to to buy the some other books by
McFalls: "The Marriage List" is the first McFalls' novel I have read and I will enjoy reading
more of her work.

I had no intention of writing a review, but saw the relatively low score for the book.
After reading the reviews, I found a number very negative,
which given the excellent storytelling in this book, was surprising.
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39 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Regency - Fresh New Voice! July 25, 2005
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Viscount Radford Evers in surviving the battle at Salamanca sustained a crippling injury that eventually sent him to Bath in an effort that the healing waters would help to cure him. While the waters might heal the injury to his leg, the waters, so far were doing nothing to heal the bitterness in his soul because of the injury that kept him from riding his beloved horses. Forced to walk with a limp on a foot and leg that pained him constantly, his once cherry personality was decidedly grim. His best friend, Lord Nathan Wynter, was not about to let him wallow in self-pity and on one of his unannounced visits and on a whim they decided to make a list of attributes Evers considered essential and should look for in selecting the perfect wife. It was on this particular afternoon that May Sheffers and her best friend Iona stormed their way into Evers study, and Radford's life would never be the same. Other than good broad hips [perfect for child-bearing] May Sheffers held none of the attributes he desired in a mate.

May's parents had left her in the care of her Aunt Winnie and gone off to seek their fortune and adventure in exotic places. After not having been heard from for several years, May's uncle, a controlling Earl, had petitioned to have her parents declared dead, thereby as head of the household, gaining control of and cutting off May's funds. Since this had happened, the rent on May and Aunt Winnie's cottage in Bath had not been paid and Ever's man of affairs had sent an eviction notice. May needed to convince Evers to intervene in stopping the eviction and give her time to sort out the financial tangle.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars an emotionally engaging read May 25, 2005
By tregatt
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Still recovering from injuries from the Battle of Salamanca, Viscount Evers has decided to succumb to parental pressure and marry. Even though he has a badly injured leg and he may always walk with a limp, Evers is still a matrimonial prize. And because he's still angry and bitter about his injuries, and because he has no real interest in exerting himself too much in order to find a wife, Evers makes a list of all the qualities he wants his future wife to have: good birth, respectable dowry, beauty, youth and a pliable nature. All the qualities that the lovely Lady Lillian Newberry possesses and non of which May Sheffers, a tenant of his that is being evicted for non payment of rents possesses. And yet Evers finds himself being unexpectedly drawn to the intelligent but dowdy young lady, making a mockery of his marriage list...

"The Marriage List," Dorothy McFalls, debut novel has more strengths than weaknesses. It is a very well written novel (though one of the previous reviewer's complaints about too modern language and phrases is true), with a nicely drawn cast of characters and a good plot that is competently and powerfully executed. And if you're looking for an emotionally engaging read with a strong character portrayal of the heroine, then you're bound to enjoy "The Marriage List." It's been a while since I've read such a poignant novel -- Dorothy McFalls did and excellent job of making me feel May's panic, hopelessness and her pain. I also thought that the author did a rather good job of making us see how confused Evers felt about his unexpected feelings for May, and how torn he was between doing the expected thing of courting the exceptional Lady Lillian and wanting to spend more time with May.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Read
Wow. This was a really enjoyable read for me. The characters were well written and the writing style was easy to read. I will happily read more by this author.
Published 20 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
I enjoyed the book and would by another by this author.
Published 23 days ago by Windsor
3.0 out of 5 stars Old fashion formula romance novel.
3 plus - Generally well written, however the plot takes giant leaps of incredibility, especially in the last two chapters, to come to the expected happy ending. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Teacherwanda
1.0 out of 5 stars I really didn't like this book
Wow. I really didn't like this book. I'm not sure why I finished it other than I'm very task oriented. The writing was extraordinarily bad, so bad it was humorous at times. Read more
Published 1 month ago by meme
5.0 out of 5 stars I liked that this was all about the romance and building ...
Overall, I liked that this was all about the romance and building the relationship between the characters. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Becca K
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Could not put it down.
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars very intertaining
Published 3 months ago by Florence Mayfield
4.0 out of 5 stars Clean Entertaining Read.
I totally enjoyed reading The Marriage List tit was Good Clean book. The first book I have read form this Author but won't be my last;)
Published 4 months ago by B
4.0 out of 5 stars Smiles and tears
I've thoroughly enjoyed The Marriage List, as I did Lady Iona's Rebellion I chanced to read before I realized they were penned by the same author. Huzzah! Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great regency romance with twists...
Really great book, kept your interest throughout. The only question I have is why do men and women second guess the intentions of each other so much? Read more
Published 4 months ago by roadway2000
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More About the Author

Award-winning author Dorothy McFalls was born in New York but raised in South Carolina. She makes her home on an artsy beach community in South Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and fluffy cat. Though writing has always been a passion for her, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology and a graduate degree in Public Administration and Urban Planning. She then put her educational experience to use, having worked in all branches and all levels of government including local, regional, state, and federal. She even spent time during college working for a non-profit environmental watchdog organization.

Switching from government service and community planning to fiction writing wasn't as big of a change as some might think. Her government work was all about the stories of the people and the places where they live. As an urban planner, Dorothy loved telling the stories of the people she met. And from that, her desire to tell the stories that were so alive in her heart grew until she could not ignore it any longer. In 2001, she took a leap of faith and pursued her dream of writing fiction full-time.

Now an award-winning multi-published author, Dorothy enjoys writing in several different genres. Her works have been nominated for many awards including: Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, Reviewers International Organization Award, National Reader's Choice Award, CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, and The Romance Reviews Today Perfect 10! Award. Reviewers have called her work: "amazing", "perfect", "filled with emotion", and "lined with danger."

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