A Bride for a Season

Written by Jennifer Delamere
Review by Nancy J. Attwell

Reformed rake James Simpson must find a husband for his fiancée’s older sister or else forfeit the dowry he desperately needs. This task is not easy because Miss Lucinda Cardington is recognized by all of London society as a spinster-in-training who has as little interest in matrimony as she has in polite conversation. When James starts to spend time with Lucinda he is stunned to discover that she is a fascinating young woman who enjoys discussing politics, science, and photography. Not many days pass before he realizes that he has betrothed himself to the wrong sister.

This delightful Victorian romance (set in 1853) concludes Delamere’s Love’s Grace Trilogy yet can just as easily be enjoyed on its own, independent of the series. There is something in this story that is reminiscent of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, including the complexity of the characters and the amusing resolution of the plot. Well-written, sweet, passionate and fun—and all that without a single scene of graphic love!—A Bride for the Season is a most enjoyable read.