Lucy Jones is an orphan. She lives with her wealthy
relatives but no one wants her. Or so she thought until her
cousin, Sebastian Arrington, proposed marriage to her. She
was shocked but, as much as she adored her cousin, could not
help but notice that he does not love her and behaves in a
peculiar manner towards her. Unfortunately, an unfortunate
incident results in the end of the engagement. As a result,
she learns more about Sebastian's true character than she
has ever known but does not tell anyone.
In between her engagement and its termination, she meets
James Wright-Gordon. James, also known as Lord Selsley, is a
Viscount with a seat in Parliament. He is powerful and rich
from wealth left to him by his parents who both died when he
was young. When he and Lucy are caught in a compromising
situation, they are forced to marry.
Not only do they need to learn to love each other, they also
have to learn how to make their marriage work when James
discovers Sebastian's true character and Lucy's mistake in
not revealing it.
I like the way humor was intermingled with more serious
parts in A MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE. Lucy and James's
bantering helped lighten the mood and provided a
realistic outlook of married couples' conversations.
There is a scene in which
Lucy tells her life story to James that seemed improbable to
me as you usually do not tell a virtual stranger personal
details about your life. Other than that, I thoroughly
enjoyed reading A MARRIAGE OF
INCONVENIENCE. The story's plot is fast moving and there are
no lapses. In nearly every scene, there is action and
Overall, I'd give A MARRIAGE OF INCONVENIENCE high marks.
The story is enjoyable and readers can pick
up bits and pieces of historical facts. A
well-researched book, this is definitely one I'll re-read.
Lucy Jones is a nobody. As an orphan she was reluctantly
taken in by her wealthy relatives, the Arringtons, on the
condition that she be silent and obedient, always. When her
lifelong infatuation with her cousin Sebastian is rewarded
by a proposal of marriage, she's happy and grateful, even
though the family finds excuses to keep the engagement a secret.
James Wright-Gordon has always had the benefits of money and
a high station in society, but he is no snob. He's very
close to his sister, Anna, who quickly falls for the dashing
Sebastian when the families are brought together at a
wedding party. Meanwhile, James is struck by Lucy's quiet
intelligence, and drawn to her despite their different
circumstances in life.
Lucy suspects that Sebastian has fallen for Anna, but before
she can set him free, a terrible secret is revealed that
shakes both families. Will James come to her rescue-or
abandon her to poverty?