The Man Must Marry (Sinclair Brothers #1)
When Sam Sinclair's self-made millionaire grandfather sends Willa Kent, a woman none of the three Sinclair brothers have even heard of, as his proxy to an ultra-important meeting of the Sinclair shipping company, most people would think the old man had lost his marbles. But Sam knows his grandfather too well. For some r...more
I just can’t resist the hero who has to work hard to win the love of his lady. Can you? If not, you won’t be disappointed with “The Man Must Marry” by Janet Chapman. I’m a big fan of her series about time-traveling highlanders, and enjoyed most of the other contemporaries she wrote. But this story rates right up there as my favorite of her contemporaries so far. I think it’s likely due to the engaging heroine with her many ‘faults’ and the sexy m ...more
Abram built a shipping empire. He is dying and went to a small coastal town in Maine to spend his last days. He met Willa who owns a casket making company. He wants Willa to marry one of his grandsons, for her benefit and for their benefit. His three grandsons lost their parents at an early age and were raised by Abram. The three grandsons are confirmed bachelors. Abram retired and gave W ...more
While there are no literary gimmicks used by Ms. Chapman, and her books will not be used in high school english classes, she is the epitomy of a good romance writer: she tells a good tale, writes clearly (not cleverly) and always gives good "HE ...more
Sam's misconception of Willa and vice versa is what drove this story along. Add to that the odd bequest of his grandfather, the zany townspeople, and the way Willa and Sam rock the boat ;) and you'd want to know how it's all going to unfold quickly, too.
Btw, visiting Keelstone Cove is probably what living in Virgin River forty years from now is going to feel like, lol.
Willamina Kent is a frumpy divorced woman with no taste. Sam Sinclair is the eldest grandson of a wealthy multi-millionaire who just passed away leaving everything to his casket maker, Willa. Much of the rest of the book is Sam pursuing Willa. Decent, ...more
The heroine was annoying from the start. I have no problem with the frumpy heroine who is hiding her light under a bushel, but Willa is just a bit too far down that path. She also totally lucked out with her casket business, because I can't see how ...more
หนังสือเลมนีเปนเลมแรกในชุดพีนองตระกูลซิสแคลร ทีเปิดเรืองในวันประชุมผูถือหุนบริษัทไทดวอเตอร ซึงเปนบริษัทของตระกูลซินแคลร โดยทีวิลลา เคนทหญิงสาวจากเมนนผูทีไมมีใครรูจักปรากฎตัวขึน เธอมาประชุมครังนีแทนเอแบรม ซินแคลร ปูของสามพีนองหนุมโสดสุดหลอ อำนาจทีเอแบรมมอบใหเธอมากพอทีจะทำใหวิลลาเปนผูตัดสินใจวา ใครจะเปนซีอีโอของบริษัทแทนแบรม
การตัดสินใจเลือกระหวางแซม, เบน, และเจสซีไมใชเรืองงาย โดยเฉพาะเมือวิลลาแทบจะไมรูพวกเขาเลย เรืองราวเกียวกับหลานทังสาม เธอกไดยินจากปากของแบรม ดัง ...more
Trying to escape marriage, they are snared by love.
When Sam Sinclair's self-made millionaire grandfather sends Willa Kent, a woman none of the three Sinclair brothers have even heard of, as his proxy to an ultra-important meeting of the Sinclair shipping company, most people would think the old man had lost his marbles. But Sam knows his grandfather too well. For some rea ...more
I thought the setup was great and I really enjoy the hero who has to work to get the heroine and who isn't afraid of his feelings. In fact, the first half of this book showed a lot of promise and had me readily flipping pages. I even like the tried and true ploy of the marriage caveat in an old man's will (don't know why, I just do).
The second half of the book just didn't fulfill the promise of the first half, IMO. The heroine started losing my sympathy as she first tried to run away f ...more
Sam is dead set against ...more
I enjoyed that the hero and his brothers indicated that they were not going to get married, despite the pushiness of their grandfather - - then the hero decides that he likes her, despite her clumsiness and apparent problems/issues.
I was annoyed at the fact that the heroine's issues were things that she should have worked through/dealt with already. Especially ...more
Willa Kent and Sam Sinclair met only because of Sam's grandfather Abram. He went to Maine to escape his life in New York. He rented a cottage from Willa and worked in her casket making factory. Abram was a busybody and always in other people's business. Willa be ...more
I cannot picture a girl who says she's fat and a guy who says she's not. I cannot picture a guy with a great chest except for the cover picture. OH The MC girl Willa has blue eyes and she looks dumpy. Ok.. I like her. NOT.
Anyway, that says it all. If you own it already, read it, otherwise. ...more
Her stories are so interesting to me and the characters are charming! I read the book in 2 sittings - could not put it down. Now started book 2 and I am well on my way through it as well. Not many books make it to a 5 star rating for me - but this was another one that did!
The story is good. However it was lacking a certain amount of tension of other Chapman novels.
Janet Chapman is the author of twenty-two contemporary and magical romance novels, all of which are set in her beautiful state of Maine. She lives in a cozy log home on a beautiful lake with her husband, surrounded by an eclectic assortment of wildlife that she finds both entertaining and inspiring. Probably bes ...more