Historical Element: 10
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Review for When a Marquis Chooses a Bride
Date of Review: 08/02/16
Reviewer Comments: I absolutely loved this book by Ella Quinn. It is part of her The Worthingtons series. I have not read the first book in the series, but this one can definitely stand alone. I loved the interaction of all the characters and not just the main two. There are so many different stories that Ms. Quinn can tell about the Worthingtons. I can’t wait to see what happens next. Dorothea Stern, daughter of a country squire, is excited about her coming out, but when her mother breaks her leg, she knows she will have to wait. Dotty, as everyone calls her, is thrilled when her best friend, Charlotte, invites her to Town to spend the Season with her and to have Dotty’s come out with Charlotte as they had planned. Arriving in Town opens Dotty’s eyes to another world. She doesn’t know what to think about everything she sees and when she meets the Marquis of Merton, she finds herself intrigued. Unfortunately, Charlotte’s brother-in-law is Merton’s cousin and there are some hard feelings there. Dominic, the Marquis of Merton, has a reputation for being a bit of prig. After his father’s unexpected death, Dom was raised by his uncle who made sure that Dom knew his duty. Dom’s political views tend toward the old-fashioned and maintenance of the peerage. He may not be progressive, but he likes his ordered life. Dom has decided that he needs to find a wife. He has a very specific list of criteria, but when he meets Dotty, he starts to reconsider that list. Dotty and Dom could not be more different. She is all about reformation and taking care of strays that she meets. Dotty thinks nothing about saving animals and rescuing people that she feels are in need. Dom likes order. Dotty’s rescue missions add an element of unexpected to his life. He isn’t sure if he can handle this or what to do about it. Dotty isn’t sure she can spend her life with someone who seems so closed off and unaware of what is happening around him. Watching them try to figure out how to be together while still maintaining who they are is a treat. I loved watching Dom see things from a different perspective and the reactions of those around him when they realized that he was changing his ways. Definitely a must read!