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How To Marry A Marquis: Number 2 in series (Agents for the Crown)

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How To Marry A Marquis: Number 2 in series (Agents for the Crown)

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    Julia Quinn(Author)

When Elizabeth Hotchkiss stumbles upon a copy of HOW TO MARRY A MARQUIS in her employer's library, she's convinced someone is playing a cruel joke. With three younger siblings to support, she knows she has to marry for money, but who might have guessed how desperate she's become? A guidebook to seduction might be just the thing she needs - and what harm could there be in taking a little peek?

James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale, has been summoned to rescue his aunt from a blackmailer, a task that requires him to pose as the new estate manager, and his primary suspect is his aunt's companion, Elizabeth. Intrigued by the alluring young woman with the curious little rulebook, he gallantly offers to help her find a husband ... by practicing her wiles on him. But when practise becomes all too perfect, James decides that there is only one rule worth following - that Elizabeth marry her marquis.

Elizabeth Hotchkiss needs to marry a wealthy man, and fast. The oldest child of four well-bred orphans, she has managed to keep the wolf from their door for years, but she's running out of options. The only marriage prospect in sight is her landlord, Squire Nevins, but his lecherous gaze makes Elizabeth's skin crawl. So when she discovers the book How to Marry A Marquis in her employer's library, she impulsively stuffs it into her reticule and takes it home. Encouraged by her insistent sister, Elizabeth reluctantly agrees to learn the book's rules well enough to catch a monied husband. But first, she must find a man to practice her wiles on. Enter James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale. Posing as the new estate manager per his beloved Aunt Danbury's instructions, he just happens to arrive at the Danbury estate on the very day that Elizabeth discovers the book. Is it too coincidental that James's Aunt Danbury needs his assistance in catching a blackmailer at the precise moment that Elizabeth needs a guinea pig? Perhaps, but neither Elizabeth nor James have reason to suspect that they are being lovingly manoeuvred.

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  • PDF | 384 pages
  • Julia Quinn(Author)
  • Piatkus (4 Sept. 2008)
  • English
  • 2
  • Romance
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  • By Kindle Customer on 13 July 2017

    Times are hard for Elizabeth. Three younger siblings and no money. So when she finds a book in her employer's library on How to Marry a Marquis, she borrows it. The problem is that she tries to practice on the new estate manager. What could possibly go wrong? Well, this is Julia Quinn, so everything.

  • By Kindle Customer on 25 November 2015

    £1 40?! Does the author think that we made the currency decimal in the 1800s? There were 20 shillings to the pound and 12 pennies to the shilling so Lucas would have said £1 3/4d - one pound three and four. Lots of Americanisms, too.

  • By Susan Frost on 12 June 2017

    Another great read she really knows how to tell a story love it

  • By CL Lewis on 18 June 2015

    Hilarious.Smart.

  • By Alison10 on 13 March 2017

    This is another well-written, light-hearted novel from Julia Quinn. It is an easy and amusing read, although the plot is not deep or complex. But, there again, that is not necessary in a Regency Romance.A favourite character of mine, Lady Danbury, is one of the stars of this story. She has called in her nephew, James Sidwell, Marquess of Riverdale, to look into possible case of blackmail. But he is to come incognito as her new farm steward. One of the first of his suspects is Miss Lizzie Hotchkiss, Lady Danbury's companion, as she has plenty of opportunity and also the motive, since she is struggling to keep herself and her three younger siblings on her companion's pay.I won't go into any further details - read it and find out! But I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the book will go into my growing 'library' of Ms Quinn's novels, which I browse back into from time to time.

  • By Supalady on 25 May 2017

    For starters I found the romance between the two unconvincing, it just didn't seem genuine & passionate enough for me and it didn't flow very well. It only got interesting towards the end (which is why it lost one star) otherwise, I loved the general plot, it was laugh out loud funny. It was also nice to see characters from the first book - Blake and Caroline - I think I prefer the first book. It's a good read.

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