His Bluestocking Bride (Branches of Love #3) by Sally Britton
Called a spinster at 26 (I mean, really?), what does Ellen have to look forward to? Shuttled around from family member to family member being treated basically like a servant because she’s not got a husband. Blech! Well, Ellen is going to have to take her own future into her hands and she does…
Title: His Bluestocking Bride
Author: Sally Britton
Series: Branches of Love #3
Publish Date: June 6, 2018
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: purchased by reviewer
Publisher’s Description: He vows to never risk his heart again. She hides her love to avoid rejection. A marriage of convenience is not what either of them wished for.
Overlooked by society and underappreciated in her family, Ellen Bringhurst has resigned herself to spinsterhood and a life of reading. Until her match-making friends contrive to reintroduce Ellen to the man she has secretly loved since their shared childhood.
As the younger son to an earl, Marcus Calvert must wed in order to inherit his estate. Still nursing a broken heart, he prefers a practical approach to matrimony rather than romantic love. When Ellen is presented as a possible bride, he proposes a marriage of convenience.
Ellen accepts his hand, hiding her feelings rather than risking her husband’s rejection. Marcus, though determined not to expose his heart again, finds more to admire in his childhood friend with each passing day. What began as a sensible arrangement now has the possibility to become so much more. But is Marcus willing to risk his heart a second time?
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel. In some cases…spoilers. *BEWARE*
Nervous Nellie says…
This is a historical romance can be labeled a proper romance. No sex, no violence but lots of things that were just plain miscommunicated. It’s a happy ever after and the historical part of the romance was done with a lot of research. I learned a lot about things in that slice of history that I didn’t know and this author researches it all. It’s kind of fun to read about a romance and learn a little history too.
Marcus is kind of a “slap up side the head” kind of hero. Ellen is a great woman and he’s too blind to see her. She grew up with him as a friend and still he’s blind.
I liked this story because it was standalone (I didn’t have to read the others in the series first) and it had a strong leading lady.
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