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The Convenient Marriage by Georgette Heyer
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Apr 05, 11

bookshelves: all-things-austen, regency-romance
Recommended for: Regency romance fans
Read from April 03 to 04, 2011, read count: 1

Horatia Winwood is a young 17 yr old girl who offers herself to the "old" (35 yrs. old) Earl of Rule as a bride, in place of her older sister Lizzie. Lizzie is in love with Edward Heron, a lieutent in the army and cannot imagine being married to the Earl, yet knows she must marry him out of duty to her family. That is until Horatia steps in and has the impertinace to confront the Earl and ask him to marry her in place of her sister, and not only that but to buy her sister's love a captiancy in the army. She promises a marriage of convenience, where he will be free to do as he pleases and she will stay out of his way. Little do they both know that it will turn into much more than a marriage of convenience, it will become a marriage of deep love and devotion.

Horry finds herself in all kinds of embarrassing and comprimising situations, partly from her young niave age and partly because of her stubborn nature. Time and time again, the Earl finds himself coming to her rescue.

I enjoyed the characters in this novel. Some of the supporting characters are very amusing and even more bumbling than Horry. Georgette Heyer has a way of making you fall in love with her characters.
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