For her brother’s happiness,
for her family’s future,
she must marry… but to him?
Duped by her former fiance, Margaret hates being the subject of gossip in the small English town near both their families’ estates in 1812.
She decides to marry for convenience and quickly so her brother can officially become engaged, but her efforts at a matchmaking party are thwarted by Lord Williams – why can’t he mind his own business?
When Margaret and Daniel return from the expensive week-long party, the young lady finds that her father has made a match for her… Lord Williams!
Not to the Lord’s cousin Mr. Northam, who would let her stay home in the country while he caroused in London.
Not to local fop Mr. Lundall, who keeps wooing her despite all her refusals.
A terrible illness, a secret wager, another local family trying to entice Lord Williams to marry their daughter – how many more complications must Margaret endure?
Margaret doesn’t want her heart broken again, but can she guard it as the rest of her family becomes so fond of the young baron?
Readers can enjoy knowing the exact rules that both Margaret and Lord Williams must follow within the strictures of Regency England’s upper class society while cheering on the couple’s oh-so-cautious steps toward happiness with one another.
Could you be happy if the matchmaking was out of your hands?
Book info: Promised (Proper Romance series) / Leah Garriott. Shadow Mountain, 2020. [author site] [publisher site] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.