by Julia Parks

April 2005
ISBN: 0-8217-7838-2
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Mass Market Paperback

Lady Elizabeth Winters is a carefree woman secure in her place in society, her duties, and her beauty. At seven and twenty she is wealthy, beautiful and happily unattached. She has received several offers of marriage but none that have been made of love or any true depth of feeling. Her list of requirements for likely candidates is short but non-negotiable. Dandies, rakes, or fortune hunters need not apply. Her family despairs of her ever finding a suitable husband until they meet war hero Captain Gideon Sparks.

A series of misfortunes have left Gideon without a ship, a home, and without enough money to remedy the situation. However Dame Fortune smiles on Gideon once more when he meets young Lord Avery Winters who puts an irresistible proposition to him: marriage to his beautiful cousin Elizabeth in recompense for saving Averyís life. Gideonís obvious captivation with the enchanting Lady Elizabeth and her interest in the intriguing captain leave all the fops and dandies who pursue her in the back ground. As their relationship deepens Gideon and Elizabeth discover a love like no other.

Marriage Minded was a delicious heart warming read. This story was so uplifting and tender if you do not find yourself smiling at the end then you need to read it again. The likable characters and an uncomplicated plot were sheer joy to read.


Reviewed in August 2005 by Cynthia.

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