sunnuntai 20. marraskuuta 2016

Julia Quinn, Eloisa James ja Connie Brockway: The lady most likely ja The lady most willing

Julia Quinn, Eloisa James ja Connie Brockway ovat kirjoittaneet yhdessä kaksi romaania, joista kummassakin etsitään kilvalla puolisoa, ja romaanien lopussa on monet häät tiedossa ja lapsiakin tulossa. Tarinat ovat sujuvia, mutta saman reseptin toistaminen useaan kertaan tuntuu puisevalta jo yhdenkin romaanin sisällä, kahdesta puhumattakaan.

The lady most likely... - a novel in three parts (Avon, 2011; ISBN 978-0-06-124782-8)

Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife—so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading.

The lady most willing... (Piatkus, 2013; ISBN 978-0-7499-5781-0)

During their annual Christmas pilgrimage to Scotland to visit their aged uncle in his decrepit castle, the Comte de Rocheforte and his cousin, Earl of Oakley, are presented with unique gifts: their uncle has raided an English lord's Christmas party and kidnapped four lovely would-be brides for his heirs to choose from well as one very angry duke, Lord Bretton. As snow isolates the castle, and as hours grow into days, the most honourable intentions give away to temptations as surprising as they are irresistible.

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