Author: Jess Heileman
Genres: Historical Romance
Format: eBook, Print
Date: June 30, 2021
Publisher: Vagabond Publishing
She’ll do anything to escape an arranged marriage. He’ll do anything to help her.
Honora Crauford relishes her life in India. So when her father informs her of his latest business transaction—marrying her off to a bankrupt nobleman in England—her only hope for returning home is to convince her betrothed, by whatever antics necessary, that a marriage to her comes at a cost that not even the greatest fortune can justify.
Graham Whitworth can hardly believe his wretched luck. It seems the only way to save his family’s insolvent estate is to comply with his father’s demands and marry the extremely wealthy, but utterly ridiculous, nabob’s daughter. But when Honora missteps, Graham discerns her farce and begins to see who she truly is—a most impressive lady. A lady likely capable of fixing his family’s financial troubles.
Realizing they both desire freedom, Graham and Honora join forces to restore the Whitworth estate and return Honora to her beloved India. But sometimes love has its own agenda, and the revoking of a once undesirable arrangement may just prove to be the greatest sacrifice of all.
First, let me say that I love that the PTA thinks they should find the principal a wife. That is a great idea for a small town story. And I love that a principal is willing to do silly things as a motivation for the kids. Pretty sure that never happened for me as a kid. These added a touch of delight to the story. I liked the main characters and I always enjoy a fake relationship trope even if they are predictable. This story was a cute one and made for a enjoyable evening’s read.
No sex, language or violence