First Comes Marriage

First Comes Marriage

[Vanessa's Story]

Large Print - 2009
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Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2009
ISBN: 9781410413369
Characteristics: 533 p. (large print) ; 23 cm


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Chapel_Hill_MarthaW Jan 06, 2019

I feel like there is a bit of a trend with Mary Balogh that her opening books in series aren't always my favorite. Which doesn't mean that this was bad -- it was, in fact, very enjoyable, and one that I think a lot of historical romance fans would quite like -- but rather that even if you like-but-don't-love this, it's worth reading anyway and then continuing with the series, because it just gets better and better.

Mar 11, 2014

I very much enjoyed the book. I thought that it was a refreshing story with an original theme. It hooked me so much that I sought out to get the rest of the series. 5 in all. I do disagree with the 2011 comment. I like the heated love scenes, and found nothing to complain about, and that is saying something because I really liked the 50 shades series. Now that is some seriously descriptive love scenes.

Nov 09, 2011

I've read other Mary Balogh books and found this to be one of her least engaging. The plot of the story called for an arranged, mostly romance free marriage. Supposedly, they fell in love with each other during the last 2 thirds of the book, but I found the romance scenes to be quite passionless, even the "honeymoon scene." Not recommended for someone who enjoys a real "love" story, as I didn't feel the love in this story. In the back cover description it says this is the first in a quartet of regency romances, hopefully the others are more engaging.


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Dec 08, 2011

Vanessa & Elliott, Duke of Morland. Vanessa's brother Stephen becomes the heir of an Earl.


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