by Winnie Griggs

January 2004
ISBN: 0-8439-5302-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Leisure Books
Mass Market Paperback

When her husband passes away, Maggie realizes she’s in dire financial straits. She is unable to provide for her three step children, or keep their family home. When Will comes to her with an idea, however preposterous the notion sounds, it will give her the things her heart desires most. Her family back together again; the children she loves as if they were her own.

Will Trevaron lives a nice, solitary life. He left England, per his Grandfather’s wishes and there is no way he can forsee healing the rift between them. When he is the only heir to the title, he finds he must return to England. Not wanting his grandfather to pick his wife for him, and thinking of how it would aggrvate his Grandfather, he decided it would be better to take a wife with him. And he had been looking for a way to get the stubborn Maggie to accept his help, anyway.

A marriage of convience, these two will steal your heart. A wonderfully nice guy, I’m not sure I remember an instance where Will was able to actually put his foot down where Maggie was concerned. Yet, due to his past he’s able to keep his own secrets and emotions from her at times. This is the kind of man that women want to meet, or want their daughters to meet. A great character, probably one of my personal favorites because he’s not hiding behind some “macho” male egotism.

Maggie’s character is also very well characterized and the reader feels they really get to know her. Watching the changes she brings into Will’s wife, one can’t help but get tickled. This historical romance is sure to delight any fan of the genre. I highly recommend this one for anyone. At a first glance, one may think this is just another arranged marriage story; however, if you deprive yourself from this one, you’ll be depriving yourself of a few hours of sheer delight getting to know the characters and chuckling at some of the antics.

Reviewed in February 2004 by Katy.

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