Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Bride by Necessity" by Linda S. Glaz

About the Book


But when the master of Kent Park takes in the orphaned daughter of a tenant, Jonathan doesn't expect his young charge to be a stunning woman. Or for a predatory relative to lay claim to her. Marriage may be the only way to protect Payton from an unthinkable fate.

Payton Whittard knows her marriage to Jonathan is about safety, not love. But the feelings that soon arise during their arrangement are anything but safe. Still, there's something about her handsome protector that makes her trust him with her life. Can Payton trust him with her heart, as well?

This book was released in June 2014
This was a well loved library book that was reviewed

My Review

Bride by Necessity” by Linda S. Glaz is a Heartsong Present set in England during the Regency period.

The good things about this book is that there is a lot of action for a Heartsong Presents book to where it was not easy to put the book down. The character's are written in such a way that their inner character is visible though maybe not to their full extent, though they were well fairly rounded characters. I was able to feel for the character's without any problem and even had to laugh at them a few times for it seemed as they were a little over the top at times. The beliefs, strength and determination of each of the character's come through without a problem. I couldn't help but cheer for the good guys and hope that the bad guys would see the error of their ways and maybe reform some. The ending was interesting in that context that is for sure.

The conflict within the story was one that was refreshing for it was not a battle within one or both of the character's about how they should not fall in love with the other. The conflict is pretty much completely external, and though the bad guys are pretty easy to spot, it wasn't easy to see who exactly was doing what and to what extent. I needed to suspend my belief of reality to fully enjoy the book, for it seemed to me that there was just too much happening for it to be believable to me, but once I suspended my belief of reality, then it became enjoyable. There is plenty of action from almost the start of the book and stayed moving in fast forward through the entire book without much rest, but there was also time enough for the love to develop in a unique way.

I hope that all who read this book enjoy it for the light read of a book that this is. A perfect book to kill a few hours out on the beach, under a blanket during a storm or anywhere else for that matter.