One of Book Riot's "9 Not-To-Be-Missed Romances Hitting the Shelves this Summer"
Can a woman who’s down on her luck find love with a dashing Duke-to-be? Find out in The Luck of the Bride, the next Regency romance in the Cavensham Heiresses series from Janna MacGregor.
She's leaving nothing up to chance. Not even love…
March Lawson is an orphan who, for the past eight years, has struggled to raise her siblings on a meager allowance. Most women March's age would be picking out ball gowns for the upcoming season. But March's focus is not on finding a husband. First, she must devote her energies to just one man: the coldhearted skinflint who refuses to release her inheritance.
Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of McCalpin, is not a heartless man. When he learns that Miss Lawson has been forging his name to procure funds, he can't bring himself to have her arrested—not when the bold-faced embezzler is so enchantingly beautiful. Instead, McCalpin agrees to visit her home to assess the situation more closely. March has no choice but to accept. But how can she manage the handsome trustee who controls her purse strings—when he tugs at her heart strings as well?
The strong third Cavensham Heiresses Regency features likable characters, but the promising story is overwhelmed by purple prose ("the words gutted him as no knife could") and culminates in a lazy, too-easy conclusion. Plucky March Lawson shows resourcefulness and determination as she raises her three siblings after their parents' untimely deaths. Since the family trustees never responded to her pleas for help, March forged the most recent trustee's signature in order to funnel her inheritance to an account she could access. When Michael, the young, likable Marquess of McCalpin, is notified of her crime, he brings the Lawson family to his home while investigating their circumstances. He hopes to acquit the lovely March, but new evidence of embezzlement comes to light, and the spreadsheet threatens to reveal his shameful difficulty with numbers. Will the burgeoning scandal cancel their growing romance, or can they learn to trust each other despite evidence that doesn't add up? Unfortunately, all the tension fizzles out well before the end of the book. While sexy and entertaining, this one will likely leave MacGregor's fans disappointed.
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A delightful Tale
I received a copy of this book from the publisher to read in exchange for a fair review. The Luck of the Bride is the third book in Janna MacGregor’s series The Cavensham Heiresses. It can be read as a stand alone but this is an excellent series so I recommend reading them all. March Lawson’s life was turned upside down 8 years ago when at the age of 17 she became responsible for her younger siblings after her parents death from influenza. After numerous request for funds are ignored by their guardian March is forced to forge his signature in order to access her own trust so that she can feed and care for siblings. Michael Cavensham, the Marquess of of McCalpin has struggles of his own and once he becomes aware of situation created by his predecessors neglect he acts quickly to rectify the problems. This a truly wonderful story about love between not only the main characters but also between siblings and parents and children. There is a nasty villainous cousin who’s machinations add twists and turns and a few tears to the road to HEA that kept me up reading late into the night. I was delighted to read this book and can’t wait for the next one. Quite steamy, publishing date May 1, 2018 #TheLuckOfTheBride #NetGalley
The Luck of the Bride
by Janna MacGregor
This was a fantastic read! I looooved Michael and March they didn’t start of on the right foot he believes she’s a thief even though he doesn’t see the bigger picture at how her life was/is, she totally lived for her siblings putting their needs above her own. She believes him to be uncaring and neglectful, but oh my goodness this book just pulled at my heart and then pulled some more, from the beginning life for March was not the way she had dreamt about, one day she’s thinking about her debut and balls the next she’s without her parents alone in charge of her much younger siblings and without dreams. So much emotion and angst this was the kind of book that a box of tissue is required when the emotions run high and they will, trust me. You have a villainous relation plenty of twists and turns before they get their much deserved happily ever after!
I TRULY ENJOYED THIS!
Janna MacGregor has the gift of captivating the reader with her exquisite storytelling! I highly recommend.
I recieved a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley. This is my honest unbiased opinion.