Monday, October 27, 2014

Madeleine's Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn

Madeleine's Christmas Wish by Ella Quinn
This is book 5.5 in the Marriage Game series.
Madeleine would do anything for her family, so when the government wants to take her little sister to work as a spy in a brothel she steps in to take her place.  Resigned with her fate, she hope to find some help in Paris before she is sent to England.

Georges, the Marquis Cruzy-le-Ch√Ętel, has been working as a spy in England for years. When he hears that Madeleine is in danger, he intercepts her as soon as she is off the boat. Having once been betrothed to Madeleine, he feels the need to protect her.

Madeleine is determined to get back to France and her family but the only way she will be safe is to travel with Georges. She agrees to a marriage in name only and plans to have her marriage annuls when arriving home.

Georges isn't about to let the woman he loves annul their marriage and sets out to woo her on their voyage home. Will he be able to change her mind and have a real marriage with the love of his life?

This was a nice short read. Unfortunately the writing seemed to be off to me. I don't know if Quinn was trying to convey the speech pattern of someone whose native tongue was not English, but it fell short to me. Having worked with children whose second language is English for many years, it just didn't feel authentic to me. But having said that, it was still an enjoyable, quick red.

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Thanks go out to Kensington Books via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.
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