Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

This is a cute little romance book set in 1894.  I was surprised that Janet Evanovich wrote this! 
Caroline is an heiress in NYC.  Her mother wants her to marry English royalty.  She has other plans.  A long the way she falls in love with her brother's friend Jack.  Her mother finds a Lord for her to marry but he is not what he seems.  The story goes to England for the finale.

Description for the author's site:
Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend Jack Culhane on their adventures.  While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline’s stuck at home, frightening off the the list of men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage.  When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her  instincts and the true nature of her heart.  She longs for adventure, passion, love and most of all… Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title — a completely unacceptable suitor, in the eyes of Caroline’s mother.  Can Jack and Caroline find love, against all odds, with danger looming, and despite the forces pulling them apart?
Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List evokes the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers, and a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege.  Dresses by Worth, transoceanic voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in The Husband List.
Read Chapter One here.

Pages: 309

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