|Publish Date:||Feb 2013|
|Number of Pages:||344|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.38|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 7.0 x 1.0|
Convinced by her parents' loveless match and her sister Sophia's unrequited infatuation that falling in love only brings pain, Julia St. Claire plans never to marry at all-or, if she must, to we'd someone she merely likes. But her social-climbing mother's selfish machinations and her father's gambling losses result in disaster for both sisters. When she finds herself betrothed to the cad Sophia pines for, Julia runs to Benedict Revelstoke, her longtime best friend, with a proposition he can't refuse.
Verdict: Gossip, scandal, and breezy banter enliven this unusual dual love story that features some beautifully rendered secondary characters, illuminates realistic dilemmas, and highlights the overwhelming importance of one's social standing (a classic theme in traditional Regency romances). Macnamara's debut novel was a finalist for a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for unpublished manuscript.
-Macnamara lives near Montreal.
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