by Janet Chapman

November 2008
ISBN: 978-1-4165-0530-3
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Mass Market Paperback

Sam Sinclair is waiting for the person sent by his grandfather to vote his proxy at the board meeting to decide the new CEO of Tidewater International. What he got was Willamina (Willa) Kent, whom he immediately pegged “partridge” in his mind! Willa is unlike any woman Sam has ever come across and that may not be a bad thing!

Willa has been thrown into a situation that she truly resents and all because she made a promise to Abram Sinclair, Sam’s grandfather. She doesn’t like the big city – she’s a small-town girl at heart – but man, that Sam Sinclair is one fine looking man. Too bad she’ll never see him again once she votes Abram’s proxy and heads back home! But fate has other things in store for Willa and Sam and the rest of the Sinclair family...or does fate have a name?

The Man Must Marry by Janet Chapman is a fun book! For the most part, I liked all the characters even if they did irritate me at times! Willa is...well, there aren’t enough words to describe Willa but I think she’s my new favorite heroine! For a man “in love”, Sam bothered me. On one hand, I loved him dearly and yet on the other, I’d have gladly thrown him overboard tied to the biggest anchor I could find. He just didn’t act like a man in love until the end of the book. I could understand Willa’s reaction to his declaration of love! The secondary characters were quirky and unusual. I’m very much looking forward to Sam’s brother Ben’s story.

Reviewed in October 2008 by PamL.

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