"interesting relationship drama"
In England, the four Hasty sisters are stunned by the
suicide death of their larger than life father,
affectionately known as the Zed. Perhaps as shocking is
how much he lived above his income, which included keeping
the foursome in opulence. Now the siblings face monstrous
debts that require they sell their beloved home, Melismate.
In a desperate effort to avoid losing their family home,
the oldest sister Rufa insists that she and beautiful
sister, Nancy the tease, must find wealthy spouses; thus
she sets up the rules of THE MARRYING GAME. Lydia is
exempt because she still loves her ex-husband and is
raising a young child. Also off the hook is the youngest
Selena who still attends school. Although the Hasty women
seek affluence in London, the three oldest soon will need
to decide between love and money.
This relationship drama is fun to read due to the four
sisters and several males who enter the spheres of their
lives. The story line is character driven so fans that
prefer action and suspense need to journey elsewhere.
However readers, who value highly in depth looks at people
struggling to save a way of life will want to join the
keenly written THE MARRYING GAME.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 3, 2003
The aristocratic Hasty sisters are astonishingly beautiful,
irresistibly sexy and startlingly intelligent. They are
also, unfortunately, extremely poor. On the death of their
charming, autocratic father, they discover that their sole
inheritance is their ravishing good looks. Even worse,
Melismate, home of their ancestors for nearly a thousand
years, is to be sold. Rufa, the eldest and most beautiful
is also the most fiercely proud of her heritage. Determined
to save Melismate no matter what, she invents "The Marrying
Game." The Hasty girls must banish all thoughts of love and
marry for money. Ignoring her mother's warnings, Rufa sells
her battered old Volvo to finance their entry into high
society and, together with her voluptuous sister Nancy,
sets off for London to seek a fortune or two.