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eBook The Marriage Contract ePub

by Cathy Maxwell

  • ISBN: 0380808331
  • Category: Historical
  • Subcategory: Love Story
  • Author: Cathy Maxwell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Avon; Regular Print/Single Titl edition (February 6, 2001)
  • ePub book: 1432 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1336 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 633

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CATHY MAXWELL The Marriage Contract To Kevin Maxwell, with love NLFL MFML Contents Prologue Anne Burnett held her breath as Lady Waldo signed he. Other Books by Cathy Maxwell.

CATHY MAXWELL The Marriage Contract To Kevin Maxwell, with love NLFL MFML Contents Prologue Anne Burnett held her breath as Lady Waldo signed he. hapter 1 It rained. Anne Burnett held her breath as Lady Waldo signed her brother’s bold, singular title Tiebauld to the proxy marriage contract.

You are never bored and thoroughly entertained. Cathy Maxwell is a talented author. This three book series is one of the best I have ever read.

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Cathy Maxwell (Author). Book 3 of 3 in Marriage. I recommend The Marriage Contract, an excellent Historical Regency Romance. One person found this helpful.

Dancing with him on the beach had been a magic moment. She knew he had pulled her close. She knew he had pulled her close her. She’d despaired of ever meeting a man who would look at her in such a way. A man she could in turn love, honor, and respect. But now, he was back to the domineering, in-control man who was laird of Kelwin Castle. Be careful, she murmured. His proud, devil-may-care grin flashed at her. I’m always careful.

The Marriage Contract. Dark rumours surrounded his name. But Anne Burnett had signed a marriage contract binding her to Aiden Black, the Earl of Tiebauld. And although she′d never met him, she′s determined to keep her word and make theirs a marriage in truth. Because a well-bred lady with little fortune to recommend her has no choice. From the moment she arrived, Anne fell in love with Kelwin Castle and its roguishly handsome laird. By day, he instils a fierce loyalty in his people with his masterful way. nd by night, he tempts Anne to surrender her innocence to him.

Cathy Maxwell's "The Marriage Contract" is the book equivalent of a sugary treat, with a surprisingly lasting and rich flavour, and sometimes that is exactly what you need. Something sweet for the soul more

Cathy Maxwell's "The Marriage Contract" is the book equivalent of a sugary treat, with a surprisingly lasting and rich flavour, and sometimes that is exactly what you need. Something sweet for the soul more. Nov 14, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it. Shelves: historical-romance. Anne is married to Aidan by proxy in London.

The Marriage Contract is the last in the "Marriage" trilogy. I think I liked this one the most. Cathy Maxwell spends hours in front of her computer pondering the question, Why do people fall in love? It remains for her the great mystery of life and the secret to happiness. Anne, with no future prospects, and with her Aunt and Uncle ready to be rid of her, marries by proxy. Contact Cathy at cathyymaxwell. com or the old-fashioned way at PO Box 484, Buda, TX. 78610. Библиографические данные. The Marriage Contract. Harper Collins, 2006. New York : Avon Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Books related to The Marriage Contract. This book, while rushing the romance at times was very engaging. I liked the fact that the hero was a lot more sensitive and gentle than the blurb would let you believe.

He was a man exiled from society - handsome, unpredictable, and proud. Dark rumours surrounded his name. But Anne Burnett had signed a marriage contract binding her to Aiden Black, the Earl of Tiebauld. And although she′d never met him, she′s determined to keep her word and make theirs a marriage in truth. Because a well-bred lady with little fortune to recommend her has no choice.

From the moment she arrived, Anne fell in love with Kelwin Castle and its roguishly handsome laird. By day, he instils a fierce loyalty in his people with his masterful ways...and by night, he tempts Anne to surrender her innocence to him. But while he is willing to offer his body, Aiden refuses to give Anne his heart...making her wonder what prevents him from truly claiming her as his wife.

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Wymefw Wymefw
Annie Burnett lived with her aunt and uncle after her parents died. They sponsored Annie for two seasons, hoping she would get an offer for marriage. However, the ton knew Annie didn't come from an aristocratic family and didn't have any social connections to bring into a marriage. Her aunt and uncle made an arrangement for Annie to get married by proxy to Aidan Black, Earl Tiebauld. Aidan had no choice but to accept the marriage. The church and state honored proxy marriage is valid, and not only carries the official seal, but is signed for added insurance by the Archbishops of Canterbury and Archbishop of York.

Lady Waldo decided her brother needed a wife and heir. The solicitor Sir Rupert did a background check on Annie, as well, and Lady Waldo made it her business to know everything about Annie. Lady Waldo chose Annie to be Aidan's wife, and was certain the marriage would work out. Annie is beautiful, intelligent and young with elegant traits. Lady Waldo is dying and has little time left. She wants to make sure that Aidan is married and with a son and heir before she passes on.

Aidan is half English and Scottish. Aidan is a scholar who left England after his first season, looking for a bride, only to overhear young debutantes mocking him. Aidan didn't like being forced into society by his sister Alpina. A week later, he went to the Highland to his Kelwin Castle of Caithness to discover his heritage and take his rightful place as Laird Tiebauld and give guidance to his clansmen.

When Annie arrived in Scotland there was an accident. The coachman Todd lost control of the coach and it turned over. Annie jumped out of the coach, but Todd was nowhere to be seen. Her trunk was tied to the top of the coach and all personal possessions and clothes were thrown all over the hillside. When Annie went looking for Todd, she came across a wildcat. Aidan and two warriors saw a lady and the wildcat that was about ready to go after her. They were wearing kilts, boots, nothing else and blue paint covering their faces. They went hunting to catch a wildcat that was close to the coach. Aidan saw a wedding ring on Annie's finger and assumed that Todd was Annie's husband. Annie said no, that Todd wasn't her husband. "My name is Annie and I am your wife!"

Aidan decided he was going to send Annie back to England tomorrow, but Annie has her own idea. She's staying in Scotland with her husband. It didn't take long before Aidan found himself attracted to Annie. Their relationship grew throughout the book.

Aidan needs to decide if his loyalty lies with England or with Scotland. His clansmen want to start a war. They're trying to smuggle Danish gunpowder in Scotland. The military commander, Major Lambert is trying to brand Aidan as a traitor to England for his own gain and to acquire a title.

I recommend The Marriage Contract, an excellent Historical Regency Romance.
Bajinn Bajinn
Love it Cathy Maxwell closes all the loose ends. You will enjoy it. Takes me back to the days of Rosemary Rogers
Malara Malara
You could feel the author was uncomfortable with the tame sexual scenes and stretching to include sexual language. The book was overall too "Hallmark" for my tastes and Anne, far too whinie about "do you love me", do you really love me"?

Not a bad book though, just not what I like to read. For a really juicy story, read Jackie Ivy's "Lady of the Knight", Sophia Johnson "Risk Everything", and Susan Carroll's "Dark Queen Trilogy, not particulary in that order, S. Carroll's books first.
Jerinovir Jerinovir
Perfect read cover to cover day one!
Cezel Cezel
Chapter's 1 and 2 missing had to guess how the Marriage Contract actually began.
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
funny and fast paced. You are never bored and thoroughly entertained. Cathy Maxwell is a talented author. This three book series is one of the best I have ever read.
Beazekelv Beazekelv
This book was very sweet and I found it took some entertaining and unpredictable turns in dialogue and events. What I found different about this heroine than in many other romance novels is that this heroine appears very ordinary, in terms of money (in fact sub-par), looks (ordinary by sheep society members), and perhaps even presence (she proves that wrong later on). But she manages to make her presence very powerfully felt throughout the novel. In other romance novels, we always read about the heroine being the most beautiful (all eyes turn to her when she enters the room, conversation stops, that sort of thing), or we read about the girl being gawky and awkward as a youngster, but suddenly blossoming into an arresting beauty when she matures(ugly duckling sort of thing). Or perhaps, they'll have a scene where the seemingly ordinary looking woman freshens up and dons a wonderful gown and jewels, displaying a regality that inspires heads to turn. But in this book, she doesn't have to be anything but herself the whole time, and she is still deemed desirable. She doesn't have to be fought over and desired by every man in order to be beautiful. She doesn't have to stop traffic, but you still see her as a beautiful woman. And one can tell that the attraction a man feels for her is through her cunning and grace. The man is pretty nice, too. I like that they get to know each other as they are married. It has a very nice romantic edge to it.
The beginning of The Marriage Contract promises an interesting premise in a unique Regency setting: In a last ditch effort to save herself from spinsterhood, Anne Burnett is married by proxy to a man she's never met, Aidan Black. A confirmed bachelor, he has chosen to live outside of society in a medieval castle, his hobby of sorts. From there, the story, though told adequately, unfolds predictably. Once the two meet, the heroine transforms the hero's unkempt living quarters into a real home, endears herself to his servants and subordinates, is beautiful and quite plucky. This suggests to our hero, required in romance to oppose losing his heart to a woman, that maybe he could use a wife after all.
There is no clearly defined reason why Anne and Aidan, both exceedingly nice, yet two-dimensional people, shouldn't be together. The conflicts that keep the couple from willingly falling into each other's arms amount to little more than this being the author's intention.
The Scotts versus English issue of the period fuels the most exciting situations and gives the characters something to do. But overall, the story telling is too simplistic, the writing style too elementary. The Marriage Contract reads as a young adult novel (albeit with one or two lackluster sex scenes) without challenging the more sophisticated literary palate of today's romance audience. Author Cathy Maxwell might do well to apply her solid, but take-no-chances writing ability to a different genre, one that caters to a preteen readership.