First Comes Marriage

Written by Mary Balogh
Review by Rebecca Roberts


Best-selling Regency romance author Balogh introduces a delectable series about a quiet country family—siblings Margaret, Vanessa, Kate, and Stephen Huxtable—who are unexpectedly thrown into the social whirl of the ton.

In First Comes Marriage, Elliott Wallace, the charismatic Viscount Lyngate, arrives in the village of Throckbridge with the shocking news that Stephen Huxtable is the new Earl of Merton. As he refuses to leave his three sisters behind, all four Huxtables are suddenly faced with the daunting task of learning to become fashionable. When Elliot decides the best way to help everyone is to marry Meg, widowed sister Vanessa offers herself instead. Vanessa and Elliot seem incompatible, but they agree to make the best of their marriage. This story is the perfect beginning for this new series, sparkling with Balogh’s trademark passion, misunderstandings, and clever wit.

As with all her stories, Balogh has impeccably blended history with memorable and vivacious characters to again provide her readers with a stellar Regency romance series. Stephen’s story, Seducing an Angel, will be a June release.