"An irresistible Victorian romance"
By 1878 the Huntington estate is rapidly deteriorating.
The Earl Devon Sheridan needs cash fast and decides
visiting Texan Georgina Pierce, daughter of a wealthy
former Civil War blockade runner, fits the bill or at least
her money does. His friend Montgomery, based on first hand
knowledge, warns him that marriage to a Fortune, Texas
woman is different, as these ladies are independent.
Ignoring the caution, Devon pursues Georgina.
To meet her dad's expectations, Georgina agrees to marry
Devon though he is a widower with two children. They share
a passionate first night, but her father dies just
afterward and they learn she inherits nothing. Devon feels
he has been conned by the Americans though he reluctantly
admits to himself she brings love and joy into his home.
Georgina wants a real marriage with her Earl that includes
mothering his two children as well as future kids, but the
latter requires a cooperation from an irate aristocrat.
Though similar in characterizations especially the lead
couple with the previous tales in this series, TO MARRY AN
HEIRESS is an irresistible Victorian romance. The novel
enthralls the reader as the outspoken Texan is determined
to make her connubiality work while helping raise his
children. Meanwhile her immovable spouse tries to resist
the irresistible force of love she emits. So well written
sub-genre fans will feel fortunate to have read the latest
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 15, 2002