Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Weaver Takes A Wife by Sheri Cobb South

Genre: Regency Romance

Publication Date: January 1999

One Word Review: Charming

GoodReads Synopsis: Haughty Lady Helen Radney is one of London's most beautiful women and the daughter of a duke, but her sharp tongue has frightened away most ofher suitors. When her father gambles away his fortune, the duke's only chance for recouping his losses lies in marrying off Lady Helen to any man wealthy enough to take a bride with nothing to recommend her but a lovely face and an eight-hundred-year-old pedigree. Enter Mr. Ethan Brundy, once an illegitimate workhouse orphan, now owner of a Lancashire textile mill and one of England's richest men. When he glimpses Lady Helen at Covent Garden Theatre, he is instantly smitten and vows to marry her. But this commonest of commoners will have his work cut out for him if he hopes to win the heart of his aristocratic bride.

Kathy’s Review: I was very pleasantly surprised with this one, it is one of the cutest regency books I’ve read. I really enjoyed the story line and our two main characters Ethan and Helen. Helen is not too excited about her marriage to Ethan, but slowly she begins to see what a catch this non-gentleman is. At first I was not that impressed with him, I think the way he spoke really turned me off (a part of my was hoping it was just a pretending), after awhile I didn’t notice it as much and I fell for him along with Helen. He really is such a sweet guy, but also isn’t afraid to stand up for himself or his wife if the need arises. Overall, this was just a fun regency read, well written, fast paced and lighthearted. Definitely recommend it to all regency fans!

Bookworm Rating: 5

Reading Order:
Book One: The Weaver Takes a Wife
Book Two: Brighton Honeymoon
Book Three: French Leave

1 comment:

  1. I remember reading this and thinking it would not be very good - and then being totally surprised! It was a lot of fun.

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