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The Marrying Season by Candace Camp

The Marrying Season

by Candace Camp

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Series: Legend of St. Dwynwen (3)

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As tasty as I expected, this book follows our OTP through a few "scandals" and a hasty marriage of convenience that really isn't. I love the two lead characters and while the scandals are manufactured and seemingly minor, they are still worth handling. I definitely ached for the couple as they miscommunicated time and again. ( )
  ladypembroke | May 17, 2019 |
I have read many books by Candace Camp over the years. The latest is “The Marrying Season.” This novel takes you back to England when the “ton” ruled the social life of the elite. There were many rules of etiquette, things that were looked upon with favor and actions that could cause you to be shunned for life by the other members of the ton. This is the story of one such event. Genevieve Stafford was a member of one of the most prestigious families in London. She is considered cold and icy by most of the gentleman members of the ton. She is engaged to a foppish twit that seems to make her grandmother happy, but it not that keen on marrying the idiot. A friend of her brother, Lord Rawden, is in the city and they are both present at a social occasion. She is given a note, supposedly by Miles, the friend, to meet him in the library. She thinks nothing of it and goes to meet him. Of course this action is highly forbidden by the ton and she is ruined, her engagement broken. In order to save her honor, Miles asks for her hand in marriage. The resulting union is full of misunderstandings and farcical events as they try to make a go of this marriage. Of course, there are the rakes and harlots to contend with. If you are a fan of sensuous romances you will like this book. The heroine is quite devilish and acts without thinking quite frequently which adds a humorous touch to the plot. The ending is very unexpected and worth reading until the end.

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  SilverShrew | Feb 20, 2014 |
A good book, almost great. I really liked the awkwardness as Genevieve and Myles explore the new relationship that they are thrust into. When they have a falling out in the middle of the book, it takes a while to resolve but that worked for me as they had a number of issues to resolve and had to learn more about each other. Some of the plot devices were a little contrived but the characters more than made up for it. ( )
  reesa00 | Jun 9, 2013 |
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Marrying Season is the third in the St. Dwynwen series. As always this book can be read as a stand alone. This book is a pocket books publication and is scheduled for a April 2013 release. Genevieve has a reputation for being an ice princess. She uses the reputation to ward off advances, but eventually she knows she must marry and finally accepts the proposal of Lord Dursbury. At a social engagement, Genny meets up with her brother Alec's best friend Myles. They engage in their usual mild flirtations and arguments. Before the evening was over though, Genevieve finds her repuation in ruins and her engagement off. Myles, unable to bear her misery, offers to marry her. Under extreme pressure, Genevieve accepts and she and Myles are married. Things are not too bad at first, but then Myles gets wind of a plot to ruin Genevieve's reputation and they return to London before the honeymoon is over. The disagreements and misunderstandings mount between the newlyweds until Genny thinks she may have to leave London. Myles wants to have a real marriage, but keeps putting his foot in his mouth. He is at a complete loss as to what to do. But, he also knows he must get to the bottom of the lies that continue to circulate about his new wife. Someone is out to destroy Genny and he intends to get to the bottom of it. Genny has the help and support of two really good friends when not only her repuation and marriage are in trouble, but she finds herself dealing with feelings she never had before. She tries to stay true to herself and wants Myles to love her the way she is. She and Myles engage in a war to see which one will give in first. As the plot unfolds concerning the deliberate attack on Genny, Myles and Genny learn to work together instead of against each other and discover the two may have love match after all. Although they are married before they make love, which is actually much more accurate to this time period, it doesn't take away from the senuality. There is quite bit of steam that slowly builds and builds as Genny is awakened to certain advantages of marriage. Attention new authors of Regency romance novels- and maybe even more seasoned authors could take note. This is the way Regency period romance should be written. This is a perfect model. The language, the social strictures of the "ton", the scandals, and how innocent certain ladies were about lovemaking before they were married and the adjustments most people make when first married. The friendship that was in place for Myles and Genny helped build a true love relationship between them, but not before they went through the usual gowing pains. This book has all the elements I love about romance novels. I highly recommend this novel. A++ Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for the ARC ( )
  gpangel | Mar 21, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 145163952X, Mass Market Paperback)

The third novel in the New York Times bestselling Legend of St. Dwynwen trilogy depicts the delicious romance between a haughty lady and the gentleman who coaxes her to drop her guard at last.

Genevieve Stafford, the younger sister of the Earl of Rawdon (A Summer Seduction), is an icy but beautiful aristocrat. Determined to make the sort of marital alliance expected of a woman of her station, she becomes engaged to the scion of another noble family. However, when Genevieve finds herself entangled in scandal, her fiancé breaks things off. Shamed, she has no recourse but to retreat to the family estate…until her brother’s friend, Sir Myles Thorwood, offers to marry Genevieve and salvage her reputation.

Genevieve expects to have a loveless marriage of convenience, but the handsome, charming Myles has other things in mind. As the two of them work to discover who engineered the scandal that could have ruined Genevieve’s life, Myles shows Genevieve just what it means to be man and wife. Genevieve finds it difficult to resist the passion Myles evokes in her, but can she risk losing her heart to a man she thinks sees their union as only a duty?

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When scandal shatters her engagement and her respectability, Genevieve Stafford is stunned when Sir Myles Thorwood offers to marry her and wonders if his attentions are a mere kindness or true devotion.

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