- File Size: 3058 KB
- Print Length: 249 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: February 4, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B078YWKTLJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Marriage for Music: A Regency Romance (Brides by Chance Book 5) Kindle Edition
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I thought the reason these two married was horrible but I also felt they would end up finding love. His sister sure was a character to be sure. Yet I think she was only trying very hard to help increase her own way.
I very Highly recommended this book and hope you will get and read it for yourself to find out everything that happens. I think it's excellent and I loved it.
Vincent and Lily are, in some ways, more complex characters than are typical in comfort-read romances. They both have been emotionally abused for years – Lily having become withdrawn while Vincent has taken to rebellion and drink. Their ability to work through these difficulties forms the central focus of their romance.
I am torn between giving this book a 4 or 5 star rating. It is a very good book, but I have been spoiled by how perfectly Ms. Bailey tailors her other stories to my taste. “Marriage for Music’s” hero is just a *little bit more flawed and the romance just a *little more lust-driven than I prefer. These are minor quibbles.
I recommend “Marriage for Music,” and I even *more highly recommend Ms. Bailey’s other historical romances! I was given an ARC copy, but I originally read this book as part of the Regency Romantics’ 2017 Spring anthology.
The music mentioned in the title refers to the fact that the heroine's only request on entering this marriage is for a piano - and not too much of her husband's company. But though music has often been her only consolation, when her husband makes a massive blunder that seems likely to separate them permanently, it is little or no help. Only the timely, though most unwelcome and unwitting, intervention of his sister, saves the day...
I enjoyed getting to know the characters, and found myself feeling many of their emotions - to me, part of the hallmark of a good book. The plot was enjoyable, not too straightforward, but not feeling overly convoluted either. The romance was well done and clean, with limited insinuation. The dialogue was good, funny in parts and serious in others. The language was mostly good, with only occasional blasphemy (none would be nice...). Overall, I would be more than happy to recommend this book to anyone, especially fans of Georgette Heyer (like me), as the style is somewhat similar.
Note that I had previously purchased and read this book in a Regency box set, but thoroughly enjoyed re-reading it when gifted another copy by the author in exchange for a review (in fact, I'll probably read it again at some stage, possibly more than once).
Language/writing style: good writing, limited bad language (occasional blasphemy, no swearing)
Characters: mostly felt realistic
Overall rating: 5 stars
Lily is an accomplished pianist but until she and Vincent meet she lives a horrid life in her cousin's
Vincent on the other hand needs to marry very quickly so that he can claim his inheritance from the
estate that his late father tied up in his will and unless he does so by a certain date he will lose it.
So when he meets Lily at her family's ball and finds himself attracted to her he decides to marry her.
All this happens right at the beginning of the book and then the fun begins with both of them unsure
how they feel for each other and whether the other feels the same way or not.
It is beautifully written and easy to read with strong and very like-able main characters that one can
identify with. I also like the pushiness of Dolly, Vincent's sister.
I enjoyed this story so much and am very happy to be able to recommend it.
I read a free Advance Copy of this book and this is my voluntary and unbiased