Monday, July 4, 2011

Much Ado About Marriage by Karen Hawkins

Goodreads Description:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s first historical romance, originally titled ONE LUCKY LORD and written as Kim Bennett, has been rewritten to tie into both her "MacLeans" series and her new "Hurst Amulet" series.
Fearless English earl Thomas Wentworth scoffs at failure, trusting in the legendary Wentworth luck to safeguard his spy mission to Scotland. But a single encounter with saucy Scotswoman Fia Maclean turns Thomas's mission topsy-turvy. All-too-innocently entangling him in his enemy's trap, the beautiful Fia gives Thomas no escape but to marry her. But Thomas doesn't know just what he's marrying into. With an ancient amulet in Fia's possession, she wields even more power than her sharp tongue and quick wit. Her cousin, Douglas Maclean stole the magical amulet from the White Witch, Maeve Hurst, and gave it to Fia for safekeeping. But now, with Fia in London with Thomas, the amulet falls into the hands of Queen Elizabeth. Thinking it will be safe in the queen's hands, Fia leaves it be and focuses on bedeviling her newly betrothed!

My Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5

My Review:

This was a good book all in all.  I liked the mystery but I can't say it wasn't predictable to a point.  I did enjoy seeing where the Hurst Amulet comes from, leading to another of Karen Hawkins Series based around it.  The hero and heroine have an interesting relationship and their conversations were well written and made me feel the emotions along with them.  All in all not my favorite in the series but still a good read and a must if you've read the others in the series.

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