First Comes Marriage by Mary Balogh

Three good books in a row, I know that can’t last! Mary Balogh has done it again! One of my all time favorite authors, has begun a new series and if the rest of the books in the series are like this one, we are in for a treat. Most of the characters in the series are introduced in this book: three sisters Margaret (seems to be a bit of a martyr), Vanessa, Katherine and their brother Stephen. There is also a second cousin, Constantine, (spoiler here: he gets his own book). This story one of my favorite plots: the convenient marriage. This is the second sister Vanessa and Elliott, Viscount Lyngate’s story. As with all of Balogh’s books, this is a character driven story, with the love story developing slowly. The first meeting of the two main characters will remind one of Pride and Prejudice, but any similarities end there. There are some wonderful set-downs from Vanessa and amusing repartee between her and Elliott. I loved this book and I am really looking forward to the rest in the series, the next three books are following in April, May and June with Constantine’s story in 2010.
Sensuality rating Hot

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Struggled with the beginning of the story. I know Balogh is trying to introduce and set up the series, but I had to force myself through some scenes. The first meeting between the main characters is a P&P rip-off that is no where the same caliber as Austen. Once you get through the initial ackwardness, it's a great read. Can't wait for next book and I'm fascinated by Con.