Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Marriage Ring by Cathy Maxwell
I have a confession to make - I have had four engagement rings ... all from my sweet husband, Don. Yep, four of em' cause I've lost two of the little buggers, and the third is too little (have no idea how that happened!)
But each and every one of them were given to me with love and affection, and I am much more careful these days...I promise!
This leads in to today's review of Cathy Maxwell's most excellent novel, "The Marriage Ring".
She was known as the Scottish Song Bird, a talented singer who was sought after by many, but to Richard Lynsted, Grace MacEachin was a thorn in his family’s side that needed to be removed. She had threatened his father and uncle with blackmail for a wrong done to her father years ago, and it’s up to Richard to put a stop to all the foolishness.
But when he meets the beautiful songstress, Richard begins to feel something he has never felt in his life…a stirring inside his heart. Could this be the beginning of love?
Abandoned by her mother at a young age, and shunned by her father, Grace has lived a hard life. As an actress, she was considered the type of girl that no man would offer a marriage ring to, not when they might could have her for a wager. Grace desperately wants to win back her father’s love, and to do so, she must convince Richard that his father and uncle were the cause of her father going to prison for ten years.
She persuades him to accompany her back to Scotland to hear her father’s side of the story, fully convinced that all will be well once the truth comes out.
But Richard’s uncle, Lord Maven, is keep the truth of the past in the past, and does his utmost to keep Richard and Grace from reaching Scotland. But he hadn’t counted on the blossoming feelings the two rather mismatched young people had for each other, or how fiercely Grace was determined to reach her father.
But the truth is a funny thing, and when Grace discovers the real story behind her father’s imprisonment, her life would turn upside down. Could Richard’s love be enough to keep their relationship from unraveling?
Bestselling romance author Cathy Maxwell brings her readers another delightful romantic story featuring a feisty heroine and steadfast hero with her latest book, “The Marriage Ring,” the continuation of her Scandals and Seduction series. You just can’t but fall in love with Grace and her frugal, but spirited ways, and Richard Lynsted is an adorable if not ungainly hero who blossoms under Grace’s attentions.
You just can’t go wrong with a Cathy Maxwell romance.
Check out this adorable video of Cathy Maxwell as she explains the importance of jewelry and marriage!
A great big THANK YOU to Pam Jaffee at Harper Collins for the review copy of The Marriage Ring.