I went trolling through my Kindle library, looking for something to read early this morning. The Marquis caught my eye. My Kindle says I’ve read it, but I’m not sure when. According to Amazon, I got the book back in 2010. But I didn’t remember reading it. Plus, rereading it didn’t jog my memory.
Andrew James Collings, known as Jay to his family, left home at the age of sixteen. He was the “spare” and his father always sided with his elder brother. So off Jay went to seek his own fortune. Along the way, he was accosted by ruffians. Nona stopped to help him and deliver him safely into London. Before leaving him, she gave him a pendant and told him to seek the mate as she would be his destiny.
Lady Christina Kenton, known as Tina to her family, is the stepdaughter of the Marquis of Thanet, Jay’s father. Jay’s father and her mother married after Jay left the family home. Tina was promised Thanet Park by her stepfather.
Brief Summary (while trying not to give everything away)
In The Marquis, Jay has to decide whether to offer to marry Tina or let her inherit all the family lands. He decides to offer for her, knowing that he hasn’t found the mate of the pendant that he received from Nona. Unbeknownst to Jay, Tina is the great-granddaughter of Nona. Nona gives her the other half.
Yet, their story isn’t one of smooth sailing. Roderick Milton, the man who served as steward for many years, has been up to something. Jay and Tina have to discover what that is.
The Marquis is one that I purchased over 11 years ago. Now it’s no longer published, which is why the paperback costs so much. Evidently the publisher went out of business. I don’t recommend paying that price for the story. It’s a good one, but not worth that price.
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And in case you hadn’t figured it out, my plan for 2021 is to write a blog post for each book I read. Last year, I read 150 books. We’ll see how I do this year.
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