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Marry for Love

Published Date: January 11, 2016

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Regency novella


Trapped in an intolerable marriage?

Delilah cannot bear to watch as her twin sister Deborah marries Hamish Baillie, Fourth Earl of Blackwood. Not only because she knows that her conniving sister has manipulated the poor man into marriage, but also because she has been in love with the Earl since she first set eyes on him …

Delilah is willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to save Hamish from a life of unhappiness – but will her plan work, or will she have to accept that she is no match for her twin’s scheming ways?

Currently only available as a Kindle eBook.

Christina Courtenay

ChristinaCourtenayBooksAug12RDChristina lives in Hereford and is married with two children. Although born in England she has a Swedish mother and was brought up in Sweden. In her teens, the family moved to Japan where she had the opportunity to travel extensively in the Far East.

Christina’s debut Trade Winds was short listed for the 2011 Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Pure Passion Award for Best Historical FictionThe Scarlet Kimono won the 2011 Big Red Reads Best Historical Fiction AwardHighland Storms (in 2012) and The Gilded Fan (in 2014) won the Best Historical Romantic Novel of the year award and The Silent Touch of Shadows won the 2012 Best Historical Read Award from the Festival of Romance. Christina is Chairman of the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

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Customer Reviews


  1. Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story
    Jorie @ Jorie Loves A Story at .

    Ms Courtenay surely has a way with driving you straight into the heart of the matter at hand – no sooner do you open this cleverly plotted novella, than you arrive at the scene of the ill-fated marriage between a crafty twin and an eligible Earl! True to each historical era Ms Courtenay is writing about she finds a way to pull together elements of recognition for the causal and dedicated reader of her genres! I liked how she was able to pull-off a well-conceived Regency in the fraction of space she would normally have to engage us in one of her full-length Historicals! Having read both formats now, I am quite impressed!

    Courtenay doesn’t wait for the drama to find you, no, she would rather present it straightaway! This leads you into a well-paced narrative that holds a lot in it’s novella heart to be explored! The characters are rounded out well, to such a degree, you nearly feel as if this is a second visit with them rather than a first! Even the perplexed Hamish feels fully realised – his mind and heart are constantly in equal debate with each other, and his motivations to keep rueful about his feelings on behalf of both sisters is aptly described and validated by Courtenay!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the journey by horseback, Hamish and Lilah took to the Highlands as it laid a foundation of a rapport between the two characters inasmuch as providing a plausible foreshadow of what might wick out in the end to be Deborah’s undoing! There is a lot of lovely scenes and exchanges of dialogue, too! You are definitely in for a treat of a Regency Rom with this story!

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  2. Annica
    Annica at .

    Last summer I read two novels by Christina Courtenay, Trade Winds and Highland storms.

    Two grandiose novels about merchants in Gothenburg in Sweden and in Scotland, during the 18th century. Yesterday I got the chance to read a newly published romance novella by the same author, Marry for Love, as an e-book.

    Marry for love takes place in England and Scotland during the Regency-period. Interesting characters and settings, she really has a story to tell. The language is fluent, the descriptions exact though sparse. A perfect novel. You are swept away in time and space. You are hooked, and unable to put the book down until you finished it. The writer has you in a firm grip and the tempo is high. Still she leave possibilities for the readers own thoughts and fantasy.

    The writer skillfully describes the complicated relationship between twin sisters Delilah and Deborah. The latter takes everything her sister desires, just because she can. But one day Delilah protest. Although the scandal that follows is devastating for her.

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