The Honorable Richard Lynsted knows
exactly the kind of woman he wants to marry: one who is
well-bred, reserved, genteel, and most definitely not
a Scottish actress intent on blackmailing his father. In
other words, his future wife will be the exact opposite of
Grace MacEachin. The “Scottish Songbird” may have all of
London dangling after her charms, but Richard refuses to be
swayed by Miss MacEachin’s looks when he listens to her
ridiculous story about his father and uncle ruining her
father’s life. To prove her wrong, Richard agrees to
accompany Grace to Scotland where he will hear what her
father has to say. It should have been a simple trip…
Grace doesn’t trust any man, but she is
relieved when Richard Lynsted agrees to hear her father’s
story. She’s just one coach ride away from being reunited
with her father and putting her past behind her. Too bad
that one coach ride is a long one, made interminable by the
priggish man accompanying her.
But Richard isn’t as stuffy as he
seems. And Grace is more than just a beautiful woman. And
someone doesn’t want them to make it to Scotland alive.
With danger bringing two seemingly opposite people together,
will Richard and Grace learn that they do, in fact, have
more in common than they first believed? Or will new fears
and past hurts keep this newfound couple from taking their
blossoming romance all the way to the altar?
Get ready for one of the sweetest, most
charming romances of the year with The Marriage Ring.
Ever since Cathy Maxwell introduced the indomitable Grace
MacEachin in In the Highlander’s Bed I’ve been
waiting for Grace’s story. To my great pleasure, The
Marriage Ring was everything I could hope for.
Grace is still the strong, caring beauty I first grew
attached to and she meets her match in Richard. Richard may
be a big bear of a man, but he’s got a soft heart. Both he
and Grace share a common yearning for approval and what I
adored about their story was the two of them learning what
really mattered in life and finding the acceptance they so
sought where they least expected it – from one another.
The Marriage Ring is the
third book in Ms. Maxwell’s Scandals and Seductions series
but it stands all on its own. Fans of Ms. Maxwell’s will
likely delight, as I did, in the brief references to Nick
(Richard’s cousin) and Fiona (Grace’s friend), who fell in
love in the first Scandals and Seductions story, A
Seduction at Christmas. I finished The Marriage
Ring utterly contented with Grace and Richard’s
romance. It was fast-paced, entertaining, and at times
absolutely melted my heart. I cannot wait to see what Ms.
Maxwell has in store for readers in her next