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Friday, December 28, 2012

Review of THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID



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THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID
Grace Burrowes

Ian MacGregor, Earl of Balfour, has many responsibilities, since his brother disappeared seven years ago.  In an effort to make ends meet, Ian has opened his main residence to rich English people, who hope to catch sight of the Queen and her consort.  Unfortunately, this is just a brief stop-gap method, and Ian realizes that he must marry a rich English heiress, for the good of his people.  Ian's choice is Miss Eugeni Daniels, who arrives with her sister, father, widowed cousin, and spinster cousin, Augusta Merrisck.  Ian is surprised at his attraction to Augusta but must resist it, because of his family's poor financial situation.

THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID is a very enjoyable Victorian romance with engaging characters.  Ian is a great hero, who is torn between his responsibilities and his heart, but is willing to risk his heart for the well-being of his family and people.  Augusta, who has led a lonely existence, knows that she can't have Ian, because of her status as a poor relation.  Augusta decides to steal what happiness she can with Ian, before she must return to her lonely existence.  The interactions and loyality of Ian's family are loving and realistic, and I loved his boisterous family.  There are three other charming romances contained within this book, which in no way deter from the main romance.  I found only one small problem with THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID, and that is the trusting manner Augusta has toward her uncle.  It appears that she knows he is a despicable character, but, still, trusted him to handle her affairs.  However, since Augusta had just lost her parents, I suppose her lapse in judgement may be forgiven.  Other than this minor annoyance, I greatly enjoyed THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID, and I highly recommend it.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.

  



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