Why then couldn't he get Clarissa out of his mind -- or his heart? She is a pretty heedless person, charges into things without giving much thought for the consequences. John Sandiford found impossible to imagine! And we ladies normally play for chicken stakes. So, what can I say? Except for his looks, I found it hard to understand why Clarissa had feelings for him. She is obviously wealthy, beautiful, and surrounded by admirers. He had been advised many times to come home and fix his estates, but he chose to ignore all advice until it was too late. I did give the book two stars for its decent premise - a book from the point of view of the fortune hunter. Her handling of the consequences earns his grudging respect, but he still proceeds with his plan to wed someone from the middle class.
Fiery Clare Beaumont, Sarah's friend and the reigning queen of the Marriage Mart, is exactly the kind of woman Sinjin doesn't want. The reply to her fan mail letter to a Regency author led her to Romance Writers of America. His answer was therefore blunter than he might have wished. I had a smile on my face through the beginning of the book. They're attracted to each other of course, but she thinks he's too interfering and disapproving, and he's stuck on the idea of finding himself a wife who knows how to behave appropriately - and basically live according to his instructions. A flighty but well-intentioned young woman with a very plump pocket.
He must find a wealthy woman to marry. The hero has come back from war to discover he's broke and must marry an heiress. Unfortunately, whenever they meet, and clash, this seemingly mismatched pair can't keep their hands off each other. Summary A Virtuous Virgin--That's What He Needed A thrifty, industrious, wholesome bride! From the very first meeting, she knew she'd found a home among fellow writers--doubtless the largest group of people outside a mental institution who talk back to the voices in their heads. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.
I only gave this a two star rating because the characters weren't all that likable. Annapolis hosted its own tea party, dispensing with the cargo Julia Justiss grew up breathing the scent of sea air near the colonial town of Annapolis, Maryland, a fact responsible for two of her life-long passions: sailors and history! Nessun colpo di fulmine, ma una situazione sentimentale che si trasforma a poco a poco per entrambi cambierà tutto. It allowed for some much needed loose end tying. There was also enough time given in the book for Sarah, Nicholas and Sinjin to forgive past mistakes and become friends. But for those who read the first one. And poor Clarissa fell for him even though their first impressions were touchy and curt. Why, the cad had refused her help in making an advantageous match--yet still he managed to stir the most unseemly feelings within her.
I got tired of it really. He has good lineage, a title, an excellent reputation - and no money. Meanwhile, Sinjin becomes more and more sure that Clarissa is exactly the right woman for him. . His first glimpse of Clarissa Beaumont does nothing to disabuse his notions about aristocratic females.
Clarissa just annoyed me to no end. Unfortunately, whenever they meet, and clash, this seemingly mismatched pair can't keep their hands off each other. Why then couldn't he get Clarissa out of his mind -- or his heart? John Sandiford found impossible to imagine! While Sinjin struggles to come to terms with his conflicting emotions, Clare pursues her own agenda, rescuing servant girls from bawds, matchmaking for a badly wounded war hero and easing her mother's depression. A Good Set-Down-That's What He Deserved! I particularly admire the heroine. She's headstrong, reckless and—if men's club gossip is true—wanton.
These novels rated three or four stars on my rating scale. Children intervened, and not until her husband left the Navy to return to his Texas homeland did she sit down to pen a second novel. Why then couldn't he get Clarissa out of his mind--or his heart? John Sandiford found impossible to imagine! E da qui gli sviluppi non li posso spiegare, ma il finale sarà sorprendente e trattato con vera maestria. Especially when he was looking at others concerning marriage. This is the story of Lady Clarissa Beaumont and St. But she never comes across as stupid; instead she seems human. They spend more than half the book bickering and yelling at each other before things get resolved.
Why then couldn't he get Clarissa out of his mind—or his heart? I just wish the characters had been more likable and that the story had been better. Sinjin is physically attractive of course, but he's a bit of an idiot, and Clarissa is similarly headstrong. It was more like a 'see what a great person Clarissa Beaumont has become' biography. Almost too much information needed to pull off the romance. But I expect to look. A Good Set-Down--That's What He Deserved! She meets Sinjin and the sparks fly. Viscount Sinjin Sandiford doesn't want a frivolous London society beauty, however.
A Virtuous Virgin-That's What He NeededA thrifty, industrious, wholesome bride! Mind you, The Proper Wife is very well-written and always readable. I loved the beginning of this story when these two first encounter each other. All rights are reserved by the publisher. This bothers him drastically but he's convinced it's the only way to save his estate. A more unsuitable wife St. She rides a stallion, which would have been highly uncommon. Before leaving Tunis, she fulfilled her first goal: completing a Regency novel.