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The Marriage Bargain

3.56  ·  Rating Details  ·  89 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
In this follow-up to "The Improper Wife," Perkins presents a heartwrenching romance that matches duty with desire. Set in Regency England, this is the story of a couple who agree to a marriage of convenience. Slowly, they form bonds. And ultimately - to their surprise - they fall in love. Original.
Paperback, 315 pages
Published October 1st 2005 by Warner Forever
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♡Karlyn P♡
Meh. Highly predictable, but a cute story. I doubt I'll remember much about it after a few days. It's one of those same-old comfort regency historicals that I swear I've read a hundred times or more. They all blur after a while.
Ana T.
Feb 07, 2008 Ana T. rated it really liked it
For this months AOM at HistoricalRomanceChat Group I read Diane Perkins's The Marriage Bargain.

Handsome soldier Spencer Keenan and timid country girl Emma Chambers agree to a wedding in name only, rescuing Emma from his uncle’s unwanted suit and providing her the home she desperately desires. After Spence leaves for war, however, Emma’s idyllic life is soon transformed into worry and toil, caring for his crumbling estate. Emma’s youthful romantic fantasy that Spence will return to make their ma
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Sara ♥
This is a cute little book...

Okay, so Emma was being courted by this guy who was practically her father's age, Zachary Keenan... and she was pretty grossed out by the whole situation. But in swooped his nephew, Spencer Keenan (young, handsome, etc.), who proposes a trade: he'll marry her in name only and set her up at his country estate (saving her from his gross old uncle) and he'll be free to go off to war... and I'm not sure if the plan had an "and after the war" part or not.... So they get m
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_inbetween_
Apr 10, 2008 _inbetween_ rated it did not like it
PLEASE, somebody explain the five star reviews on Amazon to me?! I'm serious! For Raybourn it made sense if you know the world and most humans; but these are reviews that even other romances don't get, and I'm suffering from acute inflamation of the heart and brain trying to understand these women.

The first book of this author I had read was "Reputable Rake", written under her Gaston pseudonym, which like so many others I never wrote about. Since it was the first sexually explicit regency that I
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GuisBell
Mar 30, 2016 GuisBell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lo-normal
Me desagrado mucho Spencer un hombre egoista, egocentrico, inmaduro a quién Emma perdono muy rápidamente para mi gusto :# Y encima estan los queridos amigos de Spencer pero que tipos, juzgandola sin averiguar las cosas y pensando lo peor de ella sin si quiera pasar por sus cabezas que su amigo era el culpable de todo :/
Sam
Oct 15, 2008 Sam rated it really liked it
Really good, one of my favorite historical novels. The characters are interesting and the plot is not clear cut but requires some thought.
Anna
Mar 29, 2009 Anna rated it it was amazing
this book was great. it kept me at the edge of my seat. lots of twist and turns and a love that was discovered.
Carla_Collette
Feb 28, 2011 Carla_Collette rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A fun, light romance between two star-crossed lovers (plagued by a wonderfully deceitful villain).
Sara ♥
Mar 27, 2012 Sara ♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Shelves: regency-ish
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