Book Review #25: A Too Convenient Marriage

Author: Georgie Lee

Genre: Historical Romance, Fiction, Women’s fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Harlequin

Date of Publication: January 19, 2016

No. of pages: 280

Synopsis: 

A chance encounter leads to the aisle and a relationship that succeeds all expectation. But can it sustain when deception and secrets swirls around everywhere?

Review:

Harlequin has been my favorite publisher when it comes to all that is feminine, romance and the mushy stuff; it has never disappointed me since the day I realised the pleasure of light reading and the connection is shares with chick literature. I am pleased to report that in this instance also Harlequin has maintained its brand equity.

The plot has been set in London 1818, when the society is in full bloom and knows how to play dirty politics when it comes to a person’s character; if you are not borne of nobility and legitimacy, you can not be deemed worthy. This seems to be the main motif of the plot and has been used as a basis to build the two main character Susanna Lambert, the illegitimate daughter of a Duke and Justin Connor, a mere commoner with an ambition to succeed. The story is pretty much the expected happy ending, with the usual play on climax. However what I liked about this book is how the characters seemed self sufficient, with a personality that can be respected by each other and the other noteworthy characters as well as the reader.

The colonial language lends authenticity to the main setting of the book while maintaing a simplicity that can be understood by the readers and help in unfolding of the story and growth of the characters. In short, everything matched.

My opinion: A quick and light read with an uncomplicated storyline.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

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