THE GOLDEN SWAN
March 1, 2007
Rating: 3 Cups
Jenny Shaw, poor and plain, was shocked when the Marquis of Buxton asked her to marry his son. She preferred to marry out of love, but since the Marquis had been so generous to her after the death of her father, she felt duty bound to accept his proposal
Andrew Halpern, Viscount Temple, also a known rake, had finally gotten in over his head. Because of his recent fling with a married woman in which he was named in a divorce proceeding resulted in his lord father giving him a final ultimatum. If he married the girl his father chose for him, then strings would be pulled in order to reinstate him to his diplomatic career.
At first Andrew was less than thrilled with his new wife. She was dowdy and homely, but had a sparkling personality and yearned to please him. But Andrew desired a wife that would present well in the social circles of the ton and no matter how hard he tried, Jenny was too much of a country girl. He had no idea how surprised he would be when he returned from a diplomatic mission several years later.
The Golden Swan is a sweet fairy-tale story. The characters are very likable and charming. It is refreshing to read a wonderful romance without the explicitness that is so prevalent among the genre. Ms. Warady’s classic regency novel is a satisfying slice of romantic love and surprise. All in all, a delightful read that will leave the reader smiling.
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