Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Book Review: The Luck of the Bride by Janna MacGregor

March Lawson has raised her siblings despite being ignored by those who were supposed to oversee Cavensham, Marquess of MacCalpin, is the latest unwitting overseer, having inherited the responsibility. When he discovers the forgery, he accuses March of embezzling. At the same time, he finally wakes up to the fact that he has been irresponsible to the Lawsons.
her family's finances. Desperate, she resorts to forging signatures to gain access to their money so they can eat. Michael
If you are a historical reader who wants their history written accurately, this is not the book for you. There are numerous behaviors and speech that doesn't fit Regency England, starting with how March got her name (if it was ever explained as a surname or some other reason, I'd be fine, but her sisters are Faith and Julia, names that are somewhat appropriate for that era). I'm not usually that nitpicky about this kind of stuff, but this was pretty over the top.
The story was uneven, and the behavior of the characters erratic in my opinion. There were just too many subplots and drama points until I couldn't track them all. I'm still not sure they were all resolved, but I ended up not really caring. The ending was rushed; all these different dramas were tied up in a bow in just the last few pages.
I believe this is part of a series, but can certainly be read as a stand-alone book. I want to thank NetGalley for allowing me to read this book. I reviewed it of my own volition.

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