Marriage by Arrangement by Anne Greene
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A Marriage Covenant
Why does a handsome, powerful noble of the highest rank in England stoop to marry a mere Lady of Lowland Scotland?
A Great Secret
Are the whispered stories about him true? With his shadowy past and strange behavior, what awful secret does he hide? Each change of clothes transforms him into a different man.
An Impossible Choice
Can Lady Cailin keep her vow to make her marriage happy and successful, unlike that of her parents, or must she arrange for the Duke’s accidental death?
Marriage by Arrangement – 1746 Scotland. Cailin MacMurray is married to the grand and noble English Duke Avondale; an arrangement by her father. Her marriage to the Duke will give her family protection, after all… no one – English or Scottish – would dare invade a castle that bore the powerful Duke’s Coat of Arms.
But why would such a powerful and noble man marry such a woman as Cailin? Are the stories about his strange behavior true? Will God hear Cailin’s prayers of making this marriage more than a political arrangement, will it ever be a marriage of love and honor versus a marriage of obligation and duty?
This is a book that I truly did enjoy reading to the point that I finished it in one day. It was so well written that I had to keep reading to find out the answers to those questions. I especially appreciated that this is in fact a good clean love story. This is a story that I would allow a mid teen to read without concern.
I was however, let down when it was not revealed if the baby Cailin was carrying would be the necessary heir. I felt as though the last chapter ended rather abruptly and left me wanting the story to continue for just a bit longer. Perhaps there is a sequel?
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