_____________ Horry Winwood doesn’t play by the rules. So when her family are near ruin and her sister is about to enter a loveless marriage to a wealthy man to settle the family debts, young and headstrong Horry proposes to marry him in her sister's place. As her new husband's attentions fall elsewhere, Horry begins to feel increasingly unhappy. Then she meets the attractive and dangerous Lord Lethbridge and her days suddenly become more exciting. But there is bad blood between Horry's husband and her new acquaitnance, and as complications and deceptions mount, the social tangle grows ever trickier to unpick. Will Horry’s gamble cost her everything she holds most dear? _____________ WHY READERS LOVE GEORGETTE HEYER AND THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE: "Handsome hero, beautiful heroine, nasty baddie, beautiful gowns and all misunderstandings sorted out by the last page. If you've never read Georgette Heyer before - why?" "This was my first Georgette Heyer novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it! The story concerns love and marriage, trust and friendship, gossip and dastardly deeds, insult and revenge, misunderstandings and mishaps." "You really find yourself getting inside the characters and caring about them." "These Regency novels of Georgette Heyer are a constant delight and in a world class of their own. They can all be re-read time and time again" "This book brings the period to life... the description of the dresses and carriages makes you imagine you the scenes vividly" "Her attention to detail brings the pages alive and you can imagine yourself back in Regency England for a couple of hours. Absolutely love her books!" "Heyer is the queen of this genre." "Packed with entertainment, good historical detail and all the twists and turns." "A story which has everything: romance, highwaymen, duels at dawn and countless parties"
This 2 in 1 edition features The Spanish Bride and The Convenient Marriage - two of Georgette Heyer's hugely popular Regency novels. The Spanish Bride Shot-proof, fever-proof and a veteran campaigner at the age of twenty-five, Brigade-Major Harry Smith is reputed to be the luckiest man in Lord Wellington's army. But at the siege of Badajos, his friends foretell the ruin of his career. For when Harry meets the defenceless Juana, a fiery passion consumes him. Under the banner of honour and with the selfsame ardour he so frequently displays in battle, he dives headlong into marriage. In his beautiful child-bride, he finds a kindred spirit, and a temper to match. But for Juana, a long year of war must follow. The Convenient Marriage When the eligible Earl of Rule offers for the hand of the Beauty of the Winwood Family, he has no notion of the distress he causes his intended. For Miss Lizzie Winwood is promised to the excellent, but impoverished Mr Edward Heron. Disaster can only be averted by the delightful impetuosity of her youngest sister, Horatia, who conceives her own, distinctly original plans.
Eliza Swann, a butter merchant's daughter, wants to be a fine lady like the ones she reads about in novels. When landed gentleman Edward Dean proposes, she is only too eager to say yes. But marriage to Edward turns out very different from what she expected.
A wife for six months? On their third date, millionaire Argentinean Javier D'Alessandro knocked Sabrina Kendricks off her feet when he asked her to marry him! But this was no whirlwind romance—Javier needed a British wife to adopt his orphaned niece. Sabrina knew it was only a convenient arrangement—even though the passion that burned in Javier's eyes suggested they could have so much more….
While enjoying the beautiful landscape of Venice, Sally is attacked by a man and rescued by Damiano, the owner of the hotel where she is staying. She receives an offer to stay at his mansion, where Sally discovers a different side to him and is charmed. On the day of the Carnival, she is thrilled when Damiano suddenly proposes to her. But for him, it is nothing more than a marriage of convenience.
More than a Convenient Marriage? Rich, powerful, with a beautiful wife, Greek shipping magnate Gideon Vozaras has it all. Except, his perfect life is a facade. Gideon can't afford the public scrutiny of divorce, but if his past has taught him anything it's to fight dirty to keep what's his! No Longer Forbidden? Rowan O'Brien is the only woman ever to have tempted Nicodemus Marcussen's steely control, but she was always forbidden. Years later, tragedy brings Rowan back into Nic's life and when deeply buried secrets begin to surface, they are forced to confront their darkest desires!
A marriage of convenience, helpful fey friends, hidden agendas, and a haunting—can love blossom? Set in the beautiful winelands of the Southern Cape in South Africa, strange things start happening from the moment Holly accepts Joshua's offer of marriage—in response to an advert placed in the newspaper by Holly's ‘helpful’ friends. They meet for the first time on the steps of the chapel where they are to be married. Holly has to solve a thirty-year-old mystery before the ghost that is haunting her will be at peace. Over and above everything that is taking place, Holly and Joshua do battle with her ex-husband over their two children, as well as Joshua's fiancée who is not the least bit happy about his marriage to another woman and gets up to all sorts to show her displeasure. Risky as the marriage between strangers is—is it possible for Holly and Joshua to fall in love?
In "The Reasons for Marriage," Lenore resists the charms of a baffling and persistent suitor, while in "A Lady of Expectations," Jack hides the truth about his recently acquired fortune, hoping that Sophie will love him for himself. Original.