Monday, February 1, 2016

Candy Hearts Romance

Marry Me by Heidi Wessman Kneale

In 1905 New York City, affluent Millie Moore wants to be outspoken like the suffragettes she admires. She also wants to rid herself of an annoying and controlling suitor. For a well-brought up young lady whose mother fears her impending spinsterhood, speaking her mind is an uphill battle.

When Raymond Wilson sees Millie at a rally, it’s love at first sight. Not wanting his stutter to ruin his chances, he enchants a little candy heart to do his talking for him.

For Millie, Raymond is a breath of fresh air. And maybe, just maybe, someone she could love. But for her social-climbing suitor Guy Elliot, he’s a threat to his plans. And Raymond isn’t the only one who knows something about magic. Now the ante has been upped and Millie is the prize…

I loved this book! Every beat hit a high note! The magic was adorable and so natural and really made Marry Me a very charming read. I love the time period. I especially enjoyed the dialogue which felt totally in sync with 1905 New York.

Raymond just stole my heart. When I was a pre-teen, my favorite television show was Here Come the Brides, a western about three hunky loggers who brought 100 women to Seattle from New Bedford to marry the men who worked for them. Each brother was handsome, but it was the youngest, Jeremy, who had the love story. Played by teen heart-throb Bobby Sherman, Jeremy stuttered and was painfully shy. Since then I've been just a sucker for a man with a stutter. Swoon!

Make sure you put this story on your TBB list! You won't be sorry!

1 comment:

Her Grace, Heidi, the Duchess of Kneale said...

Thanks for such a beautiful review. So glad you loved Raymond.