The Heiress

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The Heiress

Get ready for madcap mayhem in Lynsay Sands second installment of the Madison Sisters series. Suzette Madison is not your usual debutante. When she and her sisters realize that their father has once again gambled them into a tight situation they decide to take steps to prevent all out scandal before it can happen. Suzette has decided her efforts will be best realized by finding a husband in need of her dowry. A quick marriage and all will be well. Quickly realizing she needs the help of her older sister, Suzette travels to her sister’s home and the mayhem commences.

Daniel Woodward is used to women who are after his money or searching for the next big purse. However, he’s never met anyone quite like Suzette. When a misunderstanding leads Suzette to believe that Daniel needs money and might be willing to marry her, Daniel lets her assumption stand because against all odds he just might want to marry her. As Daniel and Suzette start to make their way to Gretna Green for a quick marriage the two begin to fall in love along the way. However, betrayal and intrigue lurk around every corner and it soon becomes apparent that a much deeper game is going on here.

The Heiress can be read alone, but is more enjoyable when you’ve seen both sides of the story. Often the scenes intersect with scenes from the first book but are told from a different perspective. The characters are witty, likeable and charming. Fans of Lynsay Sands historical romances will be thrilled with this latest installment filled with Lynsay’s unique brand of humor and smart plots. New readers will enjoy Suzette’s story and it will not be long before readers are clamoring for the last Madison sister’s story. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, I laughed out loud at some of the hijinks and felt deeply moved by several of the moments. There were even a few unexpected surprises that kept me guessing. This book is a keeper. 

Book Blurb for The Heiress

This is the second in "New York Times" and "USA Today" bestselling author Lynsay Sands' sharp and witty new "Regency"-set series.

Suzette is not like other heiresses; she wants a poor husband, a gentleman who will be so grateful for her dowry that he will allow her access to it so that she can pay off her father's gambling debts. When this alluring beauty encounters Daniel Woodrow -- handsome, titled, single...and even more impoverished than she could have hoped for -- it seems Suzette's wildest dreams have come true.

But Daniel has not been truthful. Tired of being accosted by an endless stream of vapid coquettes and their fortune-hunting mothers, Daniel has decided to plead poverty to stop them in their tracks. Yet here is a most refreshing and delectable lady, who claims to be thrilled by his penury. Now all Daniel has to do to find true happiness is to keep a little white lie alive...while avoiding a villain who's determined to prevent this union by any means necessary.

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 5.00