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Meredith Bond's books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won't soon forget.
Merry has two independent children and a loving, supportive husband. She resides in Washington, DC enjoying the freedoms of having an empty nest.
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on July 06, 2015 :
I found this story was okay, but really had a hard time with Teresa's mother. Really didn't like her a whole lot. She constantly sabotaged her daughter and in although Teresa knows this, she confides something personal to her mother, that could be used to hurt her. Right after her mother tried to seduce Richard. Sorry, that I had a hard time believing. The rest of the story is about the two people who are really strangers, trying to form a life. They begin to become friends but they are soon fighting the attraction to make their marriage real. Richard is also busy fighting the guilt because he is drawn to Teresa and feels this is disloyal to the memory of his dead wife and even feels guilty if he has fun.
“I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review”.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
on Jan. 20, 2015 :
I really loved this story. Teresa is visiting her Aunt in London for her coming-out and one afternoon she visits the house next door to play the piano. There she meets Richard who says he is taking care of the house. For the next few afternoons he enjoys listening to her play. One afternoon her Aunt and a friend end up catching Teresa and Richard in a compromising position. In order to save Teresa's reputation it is decided that her and Richard will marry. Richard is actually the owner of the house and known as the Merry Marquis of Merrick. It is to be marriage of convenience and in name only. Will they fall in love? This book gave me the tingles. Highly recommended!
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed 53 days after purchase)
on Dec. 09, 2014 :
I really liked this book. Teresa Seton is in her first year in the Ton. Teresa has a lot of personal conflicts to overcome including the recent death of her father, a very self-absorbed mother and the fact she is very shy. She feels best playing music and has a passion to help destitute war heroes. She encounters Richard the Merry Marquis, who he himself has many issues to resolve. Having lost his wife and other family members in the past year, he has cut himself off from Society. Due to a compromising situation, they marry. With each other’s help they overcome these issues and are both better for them. A story of how two people can come together and be better as one than alone.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Dec. 05, 2014 :
I received this book free from the author for an honest review. This is a recency romance that was well written and kept your interest all the way through. Merry, our marques, had suffered the loss of his beloved wife Julia. Teresa was an American who lived in Spain with her parents who came to London to be with her aunt. When she'd get lonely she loved to play music and lost herself in it. She played exceptionally well. Merry had been staying on one of his estates so his London home was empty. Since his home had an instrument Teresa practiced there and that's how Merry and Teresa met. Teresa was shy just the opposite of her critical mother. Music was her passion. Merry, Richard didn't introduce himself as the owner but they slowly became friends who were comfortable with one another. Suddenly one day Richard kissed her and of course her mother and friend who is one of the biggest gossips came upon them and said they had to marry. This was not something either wanted. It's interesting what twists and turns occurred for them. I enjoy the way the author described and developed all her characters. I look forward to reading more of her books.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)