Marry in Haste
From the award-winning author of The Summer Bride comes the first in a charming new historical romance series where marriages of convenience turn into true love matches.
Major Calbourne Rutherford returns to England on the trail of an assassin, only to find he’s become Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives. Cal can command the
I will admit that I was a little apprehensive about picking up Marry in Haste, the first in Anne Gracie’s new Marriage of Convenience series, having been rather disappointed with the last couple of books in her Chance Sisters quartet. But the premise of a hastily arranged marriage of convenience drew me like a moth to a flame, and I’m so glad it did because this is a delightful book and I loved it to bits. The two principals are beautifully drawn, wel ...more
I loved both Emm and Cal! Together they were just perfect!
I appreciated that Emm did not fall in love with Cal at first sight and that she was able to rebuff all his offers with an impeccable logic! It was so fun to read how Cal was confounded when he thought his offers were everything a woman could hope for!
But, at the same time I loved him because he was no ...more
Here are some of my thoughts:
• For a book called Marry in Haste, it was realllllly slow. Like the marriage in haste literally didn’t even happen until like halfway through the book. So the 1st half was IMO kinda dull. I think we spent too much time providing background about Cal, his sisters, and his niece.
• However, the 2nd half is everything as it should be, I think. I thought the sisters and niece were kinda annoying and ung ...more
Major Calbourne (Cal) Rutherford is taking a temporary absence from soldiering upon discovering that the Earldom of Ashendon has, surprisingly, fallen o ...more
I fell in love with Anne Gracie’s writing when I read her Chance Sisters series, and the one thing that struck me when I read her newest offering, Marry in Haste, was her unique way of bringing people together in her stories and creating a family. Cal’s attempts to catch an assassin bring him back to England and the remnants of the family he left behind. Things are a little tense as his younger sisters refuse to obey his rules, so he promptly decides they need someone who can keep them in line, and ...more
Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup. (live 5/19)
Oh. My. Word. Marry in Haste was a wonderful beginning to her newest series. Full of hope, humor, second chances and new beginnings. It was everything wonderful with Gracie's writing and will sweep you away and leave you utterly spent and satisfied.
Okay, okay, so the background bits behind the awesome. Cal is a military man. A military man used to order, barking out commands and having them followed instantly Something his life is sorely missing now that he's inheri ...more
Imagine our poor hero who is suddenly thrust with responsibility of these three and ...more
The hero and heroine have barley spent any time together. Halfway through the book and there is no marriage! Definitely not in haste! :/
It's all about the hero's half-siblings.
Plus he is supposed to be an assassin and that isn't happening either.
Author: Anne Gracie
Title: Marry in Haste
Series: Marriage of Convenience
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Major Calbourne Rutherford returns to England on the trail of an assassin, only to find he’s become Lord Ashendon, with the responsibility for vast estates and dependent relatives. Cal can comm ...more
Adorably sweet read. I enjoyed the character development of the hero. Very realistic progression of love and emotions. I also loved the secondary characters, George and Lily. I can't wait to read their books!
Major Calborne Rutherford
Looking forward to reading more books by this author.
This is the first time I have read Anne Gracie, but she has been on my list since I met her at the RT Convention last year. She was great fun! I am excited for this series as well because marriages of convenience and stolen brides are my tied for my favorite historical romance trope, and to have a whole series has me greedy for the next book. The setting of this story is Bath and London in the early 19th Century after the end of the Napoleonic wars, and our main characters are roughly 28 y/o.
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Upon his return to England, ...more
It's been a while since I read a book by Anne Gracie. What I do remember (and my ratings on Goodreads tend to confirm that) is that I liked them a lot. So, I decided to give this book a shot.
I am rather fond of the marriage of convenience trope, so that part was definitely to my taste.
I had serious issues with the Cal's desire to just get rid of his obligations to his sister and estate and leave. Especially the sisters. Just marry them off and let th ...more
It did take a while for the story to gel. But given the fact that the same gelling was taking place with every character within the story. The period of maturation was and is more than appropriate.
Although Cal's "bull in a China shoppe" first approach to both marriage and guardianship; leaves a great deal to be desired.
All of the characters are a sheer delight to read. And each of the girls and their given idiosyncrasies w ...more
Fortunately, I wasn't expected that much romance so my expectation were in line with the book. I enjoyed it as a family story.
(I've read other Gracie books that don't really feel like romances. I wonder if th ...more
Marry in Haste is a testament to Ms Gracie’s wonderful abilities with characterisation and storyline. She weaves all the little details of Regency life into her novels, but also provides new ways of understanding those details.
I enjoyed the development of the relationship between Emm and Cal. Entering into a marriage of convenience, they are both very aware of what that means, and what it entails. Problems are dealt with in mature fashion – no tant ...more
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