Friday, January 2, 2015

#Review: A Bride For The Season by Jennifer Delamere @ForeverRomance

Title: A Bride for the Season
by Jennifer Delamere
Series: Loves Grace #3
Publisher:Forever (Grand Central Publishing)
Publication date: November 25th 2014
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 stars

Lucinda Cardington doesn't care that she is close to being “on the shelf.” She has more serious pursuits in mind and is perfectly content to leave dreams of romance to silly young ladies like her sister. Yet when her sister places herself in a compromising situation with London’s most scandalous bachelor, the entire family’s reputation comes perilously close to ruin. Suddenly Lucinda is in the limelight…and in need of a husband.

James Simpson’s rakish ways have finally caught up with him. Snared in a scandal that for once is not his doing, he is forced to do the honorable thing and offer marriage to the lady. But her father won’t agree to a dowry unless James can also find a suitable husband for the lady’s elder sister—quiet, reserved Lucinda Cardington. As James gets to know the vibrant, charming, and passionate woman behind Lucinda’s shy exterior, he comes to the distressing realization that he doesn’t want her in anyone’s arms but his own…

Excerpt from A Bride for the Season

Caught and trapped into marrying one sister, forced to become the matchmaker of the sister he slowly falls in love with; What is a scandoulous rogue supposed to do?!!Oh this was such a sweetly romantic story! I was surprised at the religious undertones, I normally don't read clean romances. It has definitely opened me up to read more.

Strong heroines are my favorite things!! Lucinda might have been the "ugly duckling" in her family but she knew just who she was and who she wanted to be. She came into her own in this book and I firmly believe that one comment from James was the catalyst! Sometimes people need a positive push in the right direction and James tells her he likes it when she stands up for herself, it gives Lucinda that push.

James is a good-natured rogue, he has harmless flirtations and never expects to get caught. Emily, Lucinda's ditzy, almost slutty, younger sister follows him to a seedy bar and end up engaged to him. James is enlisted by their father to find Lucinda a husband because she has to marry first because she is the oldest. James of course does his duty but along the way finds that he made the wrong choice in sisters... 

This was slow paced at first but it worked out because I was able to really get to know these characters. I was tempted to but the book down after the first chapter but so very thankful I didn't. This story filled my heart with hope. As I understand it now, this is the 3rd book in the Love's Grace Series. There is no problem reading it alone, although I'm going to go back and read the first 2 books!

Love's Grace

1. An Heiress at Heart 
   2. A Lady Most Lovely 

A history fan, travel lover, and outdoor enthusiast, Jennifer Delamere writes sweet romance with plenty of joy and sizzle. Her debut novel An Heiress at Heart was an RWA RITA® award finalist, and her follow-up, A Lady Most Lovely, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Jennifer earned her B.A. in English from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she also gained fluency in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. An avid reader of both classic novels and historical fiction, she also enjoys biographies and histories, which she mines for the vivid details to bring to life the characters and places in her books.

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