Friday, December 12, 2014

The Merry Marquis by Meredith Bond

The Merry Marquis was a sweet story about a second chance for the Marquis. The story starts with the heroine Teresa playing the piano at Richard--the Marquis--house. Only she doesn't know who he is and he keeps it from her. The two are instant friends which made the story quite enjoyable. No angst. However, the friendship doesn't stay hidden before long, because the two are discovered alone together and while sharing a friendly kiss. So they must marry. This is when the story gets a little more interesting because Teresa wants to marry for love. She's a strong willed woman who isn't afraid to turn down a marriage proposal--multiple time!

I found the writing flowed well with this story. The author, Meredith Bond, is a great writer. There is a lot of detail to her story. I read this quickly, not because it was short, but it kept my attention and I needed to know how it was going to turn out.

I would recommend this book to a friend who enjoys historical romance, and even one wanting to check the genre out.  The dialogue flowed well and the characters spoke in a way that made the words flow.

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About The Book:
It is only at the pianoforte with beautiful music flowing from her fingertips that Teresa Seton is happy. New to English society, she feels awkward and unsure of herself.
Only the attentions of her handsome neighbor can convince her that she is where she belongs—a stolen kiss proves that he means what he says. But the kiss is witnessed and the pair are forced to marry for propriety’s sake.

Once known as the “Merry Marquis”, Richard, the Marquis of Merrick, now lives the life of a recluse. Finding a beautiful stranger at his pianoforte strikes a chord within him, bringing back feelings he thought were lost with the passing of his wife. He is mesmerized by Teresa and her beautiful music, but can he convince her, and himself, that he can live and love again?


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