Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all...
From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.
Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers—a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.
The first historical romance by Evanovich and Kelly (Love in a Nutshell) shines with the glitter of New York City in the advanced year of 1894. American heiress Caroline Maxwell doesn t want much in life, just independence and passion in a marriage. But that s too much to ask of high society, especially as her mother is set on marrying her off to a mysterious English duke. Caroline prefers her brother s close friend Jack Culhane, who s in no hurry to wed and doesn t fit her mother s idea of a husband. The authors paint a clear picture of the luxurious lives of the ultra-wealthy: cycling in Central Park, scampering around Newport s Cliff Walk, and taking tea in London s finest drawing rooms. Whether running away from her governess or from the duke, captivating Caroline maintains her feisty streak, and her straightforward character is fully fleshed out with intelligence and humor. Caroline s romantic kisses with Jack produce more sexual tension than most bodice-rippers, and an older couple s rekindled romance adds a sweet touch.
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Hope for sequel
I LOVED this book! I didn't know if I would bring it different from Janet's normal quirky wacky style! I couldn't put it down! The only problem I had was I wanted to know more! Hoping for a second book about jack and Caroline!
The Husband List
Loved the book!! A great historical non fiction!! I would have liked to have Jack and Caroline experienced their wedding and honeymoon in the book..maybe a sequel?
Very good read
I could not put this book down! The romance between the two main characters is exciting and even though it is predictable I thoroughly enjoyed the journey they took to finally end up together. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a easy read romantic story that will stir up your sensual side, a feel good romance with an engaging storyline! A good beachside book for the summer!