An Uncommon Courtship

An Uncommon Courtship

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Lady Adelaide Bell finds herself engaged to a displeased Lord Trent Hawthorne, a man who had wanted to marry for love, so the two must set aside their first impressions in order to embrace their love.

Baker Publishing Group
After a night trapped together in an old stone keep, Lady Adelaide Bell and Lord Trent Hawthorne have no choice but to marry. Dismayed, Adelaide finds herself bound to a man who ignores her, as Trent has no desire to connect with the one who dashed his plans to marry for love. Can they set aside their first impressions before any chance of love is lost?

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2017]
ISBN: 9780764218262
0764218263
9780764230028
0764230026
Branch Call Number: Fiction Hunter
Characteristics: pages cm

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KatoKeeler
Feb 04, 2018

I'm impressed at how well written this story was. And I also loved that it didn't follow the typical pattern of romantic novels where the characters love is instant and unexplainable. I really liked how the author knitted the story to be a reflection of what true love is.

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Alpha_zzz
Oct 26, 2017

I really liked Trent. What a sweetheart and caring man! Adelaide, not so much. The author painted her to be quite mousy. She really hadn't much personality nor did she contribute much to conversations she was part of.
It was an interesting book, with a very interesting storyline. I liked that it was more 'unique' than other romances.

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oceanrose_0
Apr 27, 2017

Excellent book. This book kept me turning the pages. I found it to be a witty book and at the same time kept me wanting to know what was going to happen next. This book is about a marriage of convenience.
Lord Trent is handsome, wealthy, cultured and extremely cautious of ever getting too close to women. He has a biblical world-view, and therefore avoids situations that he feels would not make the Lord proud of him. He does not give the gossips any fuel. However, he is a charmer and loved by most of the aristocracy.
So when his curious nature leads him to investigate a strange horse and singing coming from a dilapidated building on his property, the last thing he expects is to wind up married to a stranger!
How in the world can he find love that way? The kind of love his family holds so dear.
Lady Adelaide Bell is a klutzy, glasses-wearing, second daughter and of little importance or value to her over-barring mother. Adelaide has learned how to fade into the background, find comfort in books, and have low expectations of life. However, when her circumstances force her into an unplanned marriage with a man she knows nothing about, how will she ever navigate her new life and the constant questions along with self-doubt she constantly feels.
In the beginning of the book neither Lady Adelaide and Lord Trent know how to act around each other and their marriage isn't working out. So Trent decides he is going to move out and live with his brother and court Adelaide.

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