The Husband ListBook - 2013
Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell , the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all...
From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.
Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers--a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List .
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PoMoLibrary Jul 25, 2014
Great book, fun story and interesting setting. Recommended by Linda.
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A wealthy debutante, Caroline is looking for love and passion in her future marriage. Unfortunately, her mother is eager for her daughter to marry a man with a title. When Caroline realizes she is interested in her brother's friend Jack Culhane, she has to fend off suitor Lord Bremerton who is intent on marrying her for financial reasons.
A story of romance in the late 1800s. Caroline Maxwell, although well off, cannot stand the diet her mother placed her on or the English nobles her mother keeps trying to pair her with. Aware that a Lord Bremerton will be visiting friends in Newport, Caroline’s mother becomes determined to marry Caroline off to him. Caroline has other plans. Her brother’s best friend Jack Culhane is strong, hardworking, and exactly who she wants to marry. However, Caroline’s mother thinks Jack is a completely unacceptable husband for Caroline because of his “new” money. Despite so much forcing them apart, Jack and Caroline find themselves more attracted to each other than ever. When it becomes clear Lord Bremerton plans on marrying Caroline for her money, Jack must convince Caroline’s parents that he is the best suited to be their daughter’s husband. Will Caroline and Jack get their happily ever after?
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