First Comes Marriage

First Comes Marriage

eBook - 2009
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Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew, a widow, makes an unconventional proposal to Elliott Wallace, the eligible Viscount Lyngate who is seeking a wife.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Dell, 2009.
ISBN: 9780440338192
Characteristics: 1 online resource (388 p.)
Subjects: Regency fiction.
Love stories.
England -- Fiction.
Electronic books.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction.
Widows -- Fiction.

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jwjamer
Mar 11, 2014

I very much enjoyed the book. I thought that it was a refreshing story with an original theme. It hooked me so much that I sought out to get the rest of the series. 5 in all. I do disagree with the 2011 comment. I like the heated love scenes, and found nothing to complain about, and that is saying something because I really liked the 50 shades series. Now that is some seriously descriptive love scenes.

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Sarah1984
Nov 09, 2011

I've read other Mary Balogh books and found this to be one of her least engaging. The plot of the story called for an arranged, mostly romance free marriage. Supposedly, they fell in love with each other during the last 2 thirds of the book, but I found the romance scenes to be quite passionless, even the "honeymoon scene." Not recommended for someone who enjoys a real "love" story, as I didn't feel the love in this story. In the back cover description it says this is the first in a quartet of regency romances, hopefully the others are more engaging.

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tigerjan
Dec 08, 2011

Vanessa & Elliott, Duke of Morland. Vanessa's brother Stephen becomes the heir of an Earl.

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