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The Bargain by Mary Jo Putney
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May 30, 11

bookshelves: romance-novels, 2011-goal-50
Read in May, 2011

I picked up this book because another author recommended Mary Jo Putney (although a different book) and when looking through synopsis of her books I just loved the premise of this one. From the back of the book...

"Forced to wed to keep her inheritance, independent Lady Jocelyn Kendal finds an outrageous solution: she proposes marriage to Major David Lancaster, an officer dying from his Waterloo wounds. In return for making her his wife, she will provide for his governess sister. But after the bargain is struck and the marriage is made, the major makes a shocking, miraculous recovery. Though they agree to an annulment, such matters take time. . .time enough for David to realize he is irrevocably in love with his wife."

While reading it I came to loathe the distraction of daily life and spent two nights in a row staying up past 2 AM to get in as much reading as I could. I cried almost non-stop for the last 50 pages or so which I think is a compliment to the author for involving my emotions so completely in the characters.

I have NO qualms about suggesting this novel to anyone who is a fan of romance novels.
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