Nicolette is a young woman who was born
and bred in the wilds of upper Manhattan Island, early in
American history. She is stunned when she and her family
get a missive from her estranged grandfather, which comes in
the form of an English lady arriving to escort her to
England. Since Nicolette’s father had been disinherited,
they are stunned. But Nicolette agrees to take the journey
and stay for a few months, intending to return as soon as
What Nicolette didn’t realize is that
her grandfather intends to set her up in marriage,
effectively keeping her and her babies there in his
homeland. She is surprised to figure this out, and is more
surprised at the rigid structure these English seem to
follow, as she is used to much more freedom. Then she
receives devastating news from home. Her grandfather uses
this news to his benefit. He promises to send support for
her family back in America if she weds an Englishman. What
she doesn’t know is that he is also making a deal with Lord
Victor Cushing who is in needs of funds due to his brother’s
juvenile behaviors and actions.
Under duress, they agree to marry.
Though Nicolette thinks Victor only wants her for his money,
and Victor is still sure that Nicolette is a gold digger.
Only time will tell what their real characters are and will
a marriage of convenience be enough for either of them?
A story of misunderstandings and
growing up is the easiest way to describe A
Continental Marriage. It seems that Nicolette and
Victor are never going to be able to be completely together
due to one misunderstanding after an other, but the author
does a very good job in showing how these misunderstandings
are brought to light and reconciled. I think Ms. Knight has
written a wonderful addition to the historical romance
genre. She took the time to research how long
correspondence would have taken as well as how expensive it
might be etc… I was drawn into the story early on and I
enjoyed the entire story. A Continental Marriage
is a great addition to any historical romance fan’s library.