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Ella Quinn

Autor(a) de Three Weeks to Wed

43 Works 985 Membros 101 Reviews

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Obras de Ella Quinn

Three Weeks to Wed (2016) 91 cópias
The Seduction of Lady Phoebe (2013) 85 cópias
The Marquis and I (2018) 61 cópias
Believe in Me (2019) 53 cópias
It Started with a Kiss (2017) 40 cópias
Desiring Lady Caro (2014) 37 cópias
The Marriage List (2022) 27 cópias
I'll Always Love You (2018) 22 cópias
A Kiss for Lady Mary (2015) 20 cópias
Lady Beresford's Lover (2015) 19 cópias
A Midsummer Night's Romance: Anthology (2021) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
The Second Time Around (2017) 15 cópias
Dukes by the Dozen (2019) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Madeleine's Christmas Wish (2014) 12 cópias
The Scoundrel Who Loved Me: 4 Great Love Stories (2017) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Desperate Daughters (2022) — Autor — 9 cópias
Beautiful Force (2013) 6 cópias
The Earl's Christmas Bride (2022) 5 cópias
A Lord for Christmas (Anthology 4-in-1) (2018) — Autor — 5 cópias
Le dandy au grand coeur (2022) 2 cópias
The Trevors: Books I-IV (2019) 2 cópias
It Takes a Hero (2017) 2 cópias
A Promise of Love 1 exemplar(es)

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The first 2/3rds of the stories were very strong but the last few either contradicted what we had learned about certain characters or had characters that were tangentially tied to the original family while one of the daughters, the diligent and talented Susanna, didn't get a story at all. I was especially disappointed in Patience's story.

Overall a good collection. I'll keep reading the Bluestocking Belles.
 
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mktoronto | outras 2 resenhas | Sep 30, 2023 |
I love this author’s attention to detail and she is one of the very few authors who actually writes a period-correct story. I also loved the characters in this story and I liked that there wasn’t a lot of angsty navel-gazing going on. This story runs concurrent with the eighth book in the series, and if you haven’t read that one, you might wonder why the dangers to Eleanor aren’t given more page time in this book. The reason, of course, is that Eleanor’s story has already been told. I have read all of the books in this series, but if you haven’t, it is my opinion that you’ll have a hard time keeping all of the supporting characters straight. Those characters appear in this book with little explanation of who they are. However, to me, what is really missing – and probably confusing if you haven’t read the previous books – is how the family came to be a family in the first place – with cousins, and others who come together and become ‘sisters’ or brothers and are referred to as such. For me, I loved catching up with those previous characters and seeing where they currently are in their lives, but I do honestly think it would be a bit confusing for someone who hasn’t read any of the previous books.

Lady Madeline Vivers is participating in her first season and she has a specific list of criteria for finding a husband. Madeline and her sisters have composed that list by observing the traits of their brothers and brothers-in-law. There are many traits and characteristics on that list and none of them are outrageous and several eligible men could meet those criteria. However, the most important thing on the list is love – he must love her and she must love him. Madeline’s mother has an additional requirement though. The man must be a peer and the higher ranking the better. Madeline's mother has a candidate she is actively promoting, the Duke of Salforth. For Madeline, he meets many of her criteria, but does he love her and could she love him? There certainly aren’t any tingles when he touches her. Now, Mr. Harry Stern – he causes tingles, but he is only a Mr. and not a peer.

Harry Stern is a highly respected and successful lawyer who has spent all of his time in Bristol since finishing school. However, he’s recently been elected as a Member of Parliament for his district and is in London to take up that new role. He knows he’ll need to find a wife to be successful in his MP role, but he isn’t in a hurry – until he meets Madeline Vivers. Harry is intelligent, resourceful, steadfast, patient, caring, and kind, but he is not a peer – nor will he ever be. He is well connected as the grandson and nephew of a duke, but if Madeline requires a peer, it cannot be him. She doesn’t strike him as someone who cares about that, but will her mother have enough influence over her to convince Madeline to choose the duke?

I enjoyed the story but would have appreciated fewer interactions with previous characters and more time with Harry and Madeline. I honestly didn’t get Madeline’s preoccupation with what her mother wanted. Her mother had caused untold amounts of trouble for other members of the family, and Madeline was a strong enough personality to stand up to her mother, so I didn’t get the constant ‘trying’ to make herself care for the duke when she knew she didn’t.

I can recommend this book to you if you have read and enjoyed previous books in the series. If you haven’t read any of the previous books, I’d suggest reading at least a few of the earlier ones to ‘get’ the family dynamic before you try any of these later books.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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BarbaraRogers | outras 2 resenhas | Jun 16, 2023 |
The Marriage List by Elle Quinn
The Worthingtons #8. Historical regency romance. Can be read as a stand-alone but better as part of the series.
Lady Eleanor Carpenter has decided that John, the Marquis of Montagu will be the perfect husband for her. He checks off everything on her list. John reciprocates the attention to Lady Eleanor but she does not match his list with her opinions and social attention to the working conditions of the mines. Their chemistry is definitely a match.

Rambunctious historical story as we watch John be just a little befuddled by Eleanor. I did enjoy his confidence in self while at the same time leaning on the women in his life for answers to the mundane household questions. A bit spicy and a satisfying hea.… (mais)
 
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Madison_Fairbanks | outras 4 resenhas | Jun 4, 2023 |
The list will pave the way!

I must be frank. I was a bit surprised at the fairly ordinary plot of a young woman, Lady Madeline Vivers, in her first season, looking for a man with the required qualities of a husband from a list that she and her sisters had composed. Once I fell in with the pace I became pleasantly aware of the tension in the story around the quest for the right suitor.
A friend, Lady Merton (Dottie), visits the sisters with her brother, Mr Harry Stern, Member of Parliament for Bittleborough. Madeline wonders what a wife’s role would be in a MP’s life. Harry wonders about how someone like Madeline could fit into his life.
Of course by the time the plots Harry had my vote but would Madeline be of the same opinion. After all he wasn’t a Duke, something Madeline’s mother was angling for for her daughters. (That obsession is a story by itself.)
Then there’s Harry himself who is looking for a suitable wife but would Madeline be the one to assist him in his role as an MP?
As each privately wondered about what love looked like I was drawn into their personal deliberations.
Almost pedestrian in the way their relationship develops, yet a little gem which I greatly enjoyed.

A Kensington Books ARC via NetGalley.
Many thanks to the author and publisher.
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eyes.2c | outras 2 resenhas | May 29, 2023 |

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Obras
43
Membros
985
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101
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