Saturday, November 16, 2013

Review: The Accidental Bride by Jane Feather

I bought this book from Amazon, for my Kindle, after discovering that my mother-in-law had given me the third in the trilogy...I can't read them out of order!

It took me awhile to get through this one, but that has nothing to do with the quality of the book, or how much I enjoyed it.  It was a busy October for me, involving a lot of activities that took me away from home.  That's not really conducive to me finishing books...I finally finished it today, once I had a little down time.

Phoebe, to whom we were introduced in The Hostage Bride, is an aspiring poetess and playwright.  She is only interested in her writing, until she falls for Cato, Marquis of Granville.  Cato's last wife, Phoebe's sister, has passed away, leaving no heir to the Granville estate.  Phoebe's father promises her to Cato, but Phoebe would rather craft her poetry...and then...she finds herself suddenly and thoroughly in love with Cato.  Who hardly notices she's alive.  Over the course of the book, Phoebe tries many ways to insinuate herself into Cato's good graces, from purchasing herself some, ahem, interesting apparel to scheming with Cato's putative heir, Brian Morse.  Will Cato notice Phoebe and learn to treat her as an equal?  Or will Phoebe drive Cato away with her feeble attempts to gain his approval?

I enjoyed this book.  It was a pretty solid little romance.  Not high literature, but well worth my time.  I am looking forward to the third in the trilogy.  Some editing errors made the read a bit difficult in places...there would be huge chunks of the book that looked to have been dropped into a paragraph where they didn't belong.  Despite that, however, I give it four out of five Whatevers.  A nice, easy read.