Friday, February 19, 2010

The Bachelor's Bargain by Catherine Palmer

Genre: Historical Fiction/Regency

Publication Date: August 2006

One Word Review: Okay

Author Website: www.catherinepalmer.com

First Line: “Like the finest silk threads twisted and crossed to form a net of gossamer lace, Anne Webster’s plan had to be executed perfectly or it would unravel into a thousand stands.

Synopsis: Housemaid Anne Webster will stop at nothing to save her family from their dire circumstances. Even if it means accepting the proposal of the roguish Ruel Chouteau, Marquess of Blackthorne, who has just returned to England from the Americas under a veil of mystery. Both have their own agendas she to use his riches, and he to use her lace-making skills but neither could have dreamed what they would discover on the other side of their scheming. --GoodReads

Kathy’s Review: This was a little unexpected, it turned out to be a little more historical fiction than regency romance, although it did have enough romance to keep me happy. I liked Anne & Ruel’s characters a lot, they have good chemistry and I loved the passages between them, especially early on in their marriage. It was fun to watch their relationship grow and although they had their ups and downs, it only made them stronger. Overall, I enjoyed the story, but at times felt a little bogged down by history trivia. I would have liked a little more resolution with Anne’s family, especially her father. Didn’t really have a lot of closure there, it almost felt more like a plot piece and aside from them being mentioned now and then they were mostly forgotten. So, some things were a little predictable, but overall I thought the story was original and it was an entertaining read.
Bookworm Rating: 3.5

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a maybe for me. I do like historical fiction so if I see it, I might pick it up.

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