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The Bride Insists by Jane Ashford
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Mar 03, 2014

it was amazing

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. – Matthew 6:21

Clare Greenogh is a resourceful governess – she is determined to make something of her life despite her challenging circumstance. She received an unexpected inheritance from a distant uncle, but her windfall is still controlled by her conniving cousin until she is married. Clare learns through her solicitor that James Boleigh, the 7th Baron Trehearth, needs an infusion of cash. So she hatches a plan to marry Jaime, save his estate, but retain control of her inheritance. The last clause irritates Jaime but he still marries Clare.

THE BRIDE INSISTS focuses on Clare’s introduction to Jaime’s family and the Cornish countryside. It was a pure delight to witness Clare’s new sense of self and security as she settles into bucolic bliss. As Clare explores her attraction to Jaime, the plot thickens. Jaime acts exactly as expected for a titled man in the Regency Era – a man who had no training for his position but only knows the comfort of the bottle. Ashford subtly addresses the era’s disregard for women’s rights and even the moral lapse of the bored ton. The secondary characters – Clare’s companion, Jaime’s friends, the twin sisters, and even the dog add to the mayhem of miscommunication that tests the couple’s union. But ultimately hero and heroine learn that what they want is not necessarily what they need.

Recommended read for fans of traditional Regency romance, lighthearted banter, and off the wall characters.

I received an ARC from Sourcebooks for an honest review.
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