Saturday, January 7, 2012

Review: A Worthy Wife by Barbara Metzger (5 stars, traditional)

Full Description: Amazon

Rating: 5 out of 5

Thoughts After Reading:
A Worthy Wife is another one of Metzger's excellent reads. Her humor seemed to be a bit less blatant than normal, which was a somewhat nice experience. The storyline follows a marriage of convenience, with frequent misunderstandings and small-scale farces. One of my favorite aspects of this work was the character Ned, a street urchin who knows all of the best places to go in London (for buying a present, finding a modiste, etc). I was a little worried when one of the reviews on Amazon complained that the hero was away for too much of the book, but I didn't find that the case at all. Rather, his two absences of moderate length allowed the heroine to step into her role of being Lady Windham: taking care of the house, helping with the estate, and settling the hero's family. The absences also contributed to the long running joke of the hero never having the chance to make the marriage complete :). All-in-all, I found it to be a very relaxing read.

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