By Julia Quinn
"Setting: Regency England
Elizabeth Hotchkiss must marry a filthy rich guy, and speedy. The oldest baby of 4 well-bred orphans, she's controlled to maintain the wolf from their door for years, yet she's working out of strategies. the one marriage prospect in sight is her landlord, Squire Nevins, yet his lecherous gaze makes Elizabeth's dermis move slowly. So while she discovers the e-book *How to Marry A Marquis* in her employer's library, she swiftly stuffs it into her reticule and takes it domestic. inspired through her insistent sister, Elizabeth reluctantly concurs to benefit the book's principles good adequate to trap a monied husband. yet first, she needs to discover a guy to perform her wiles on. input James Sidwell, the Marquis of Riverdale. Posing because the new property supervisor in line with his cherished Aunt Danbury's directions, he simply occurs to reach on the Danbury property at the very day that Elizabeth discovers the booklet. Is it too coincidental that James's Aunt Danbury wishes his tips in catching a blackmailer on the distinctive second that Elizabeth wishes a guinea pig? might be, yet neither Elizabeth nor James have cause to suspect that they're being lovingly maneuvered.
James starts to go looking for a blackmailer, and Elizabeth is excessive on his record of suspects. whereas purposely spending time along with her to discover her guilt or innocence, although, he's irresistibly interested in her attractiveness and kindness in addition to her practicality and sharp tongue. And whilst he learns that she's practising to attract a husband, he can't withstand supplying to coach her in courtship. earlier than lengthy, the 2 become aware of their growing to be emotions for every different. however the process real love by no means did run easily, and the fanatics stumble upon a couple of hindrances alongside the best way. Will the evil Squire Nevins simply hand over his designs on Elizabeth and her sisters? What in regards to the nefarious blackmailer? and the way will Elizabeth react if she discovers that James isn't really who he pretends to be?