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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

4/5 Review: The Spring Bride by Anne Gracie


 
On the eve of the London Season, Jane Chance is about to make her entrance into high society. And after a childhood riddled with poverty and hardship, Jane intends to make a good, safe, sensible marriage. All goes according to plan until a dark, dangerous vagabond helps her rescue a dog.

Zachary Black is all kinds of unsuitable—a former spy, now in disguise, he’s wanted for murder. His instructions: to lie low until his name is cleared. But Zach has never followed the rules, and he wants Jane Chance for his own.

If that means blazing his way into London society, in whatever guise suits him, that’s what he’ll do. Jane knows she shouldn’t fall in love with this unreliable, if devastatingly attractive, rogue. But Zach is determined—and he‘s a man accustomed to getting what he wants.
 
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Now and then I go back to my first love regency romance - it's been a long time since I found one that could keep me involved. I will start by saying although this is the 3rd book in A Chance Sisters Romance. It stands well on it's own. It is obvious that Ms. Gracie has done her research on the time period - her writing is descriptive and transports you back in time. I also found the story funny and romantic, and her story plotting keeps you involved.

Jane Chance - isn't interested in love - she wants a marriage for safety, a secure future, and money. When her first suitor proposes she accepts, his motives aren't what they appear to be. Enter a tall dark stranger - a gypsy named Zachary Black who helps Jane save a dog. Zachary, decides that he must pursue young Miss Chance. But, he also hides his true self from everyone. Whom will Jane choose? Does she really want to marry for money or will love overcome?

If you are in the market for a witty, well written historical romance - this one is definitely worth the time.