The youngest daughter of Lord Kensley-Balfe, a wealthy landowner from the West of Ireland, Delia is privileged and beautiful. Cossetted by her parents, her older sister Mona and her brother Clement, she lives a sheltered life, her days punctuated by lessons with her governess and horse rides through the wild Irish countryside.
But then an enigmatic American arrives in Ireland searching for his ancestral roots and all of a sudden, the path Delia once took as certain, seems less clear to her.
As the family prepare for Mona's debut into London society and Clement returns from India with his fiancée Lady Elizabeth Stokes to prepare for his upcoming wedding, Delia has some decisions to make.
Will she choose the love of a man she barely knows, risking disgrace and exclusion from her family?
Only Delia can decide if she has the courage to become the woman she was meant to be.
Moving from Mayo to London to New York and Newport, A Suitable Marriage is a sweeping tale of love, desire and family loyalty.