Much Ado About Marriage
By Karen Hawkins
(Pocket Star, Mass Market Paperback, 9781439187609, 400pp.)
Publication Date: August 31, 2010
Categories: Romance - Historical
New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins’s first historical romance, originally titled ONE LUCKY LORD and written as Kim Bennett, has been rewritten to tie into both her "MacLeans" series and her new "Hurst Amulet" series.
Fearless English earl Thomas Wentworth scoffs at failure, trusting in the legendary Wentworth luck to safeguard his spy mission to Scotland. But a single encounter with saucy Scotswoman Fia Maclean turns Thomas's mission topsy-turvy. All-too-innocently entangling him in his enemy's trap, the beautiful Fia gives Thomas no escape but to marry her. But Thomas doesn't know just what he's marrying into. With an ancient amulet in Fia's possession, she wields even more power than her sharp tongue and quick wit. Her cousin, Douglas Maclean stole the magical amulet from the White Witch, Maeve Hurst, and gave it to Fia for safekeeping. But now, with Fia in London with Thomas, the amulet falls into the hands of Queen Elizabeth. Thinking it will be safe in the queen's hands, Fia leaves it be and focuses on bedeviling her newly betrothed!
Karen Hawkins is a USA TODAY and New York Times bestselling author. When not stalking hot Australian actors, getting kicked out of West Virginia thanks to the antics of her extended family, or adding to her considerable shoe collection, Karen spends her time writing her next delightfully fun and sexy historical romance.
"Much Ado About Marriage is a delicious flirtation that pits a staid Englishman against a fey Scots woman. Humor, folklore, and sizzling love scenes lend this novel the perfect incentive for not wanting to put it down." - Heide Katros, Winter Haven News Chief
"A very readable romance. The town is quaint, the murder club cute, and the storyline and our heroine the equal of Lois herself. Fans of the first book set in Glory will be pleased." - Romantic Times on LOIS LANE TELLS ALL
"Readers who met Caitlyn in SLEEPLESS IN SCOTLAND will applaud her return in the second of Hawkins' delightful duet exploring what happens to the 'bad' girl gets caught in her own schemes. The story is filled with biting repartee, humor, and sexual tension that will keep you turning the pages with glee." - Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars, Top pick!) on THE LAIRD WHO LOVED ME
"Delightfully humorous, poignant and highly satisfying novels: That's what Hawkins always delivers. Her fourth MacLean book is a perfect mix of a mistaken-identity plot with a heavy helping of delicious repartee, simmering sensuality, a touch of the paranormal and the most delightful trio of girls since Geralyn Dawson's Menaces. " -Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars!) on SLEEPLESS IN SCOTLAND
"Fun and highly entertaining!" - NYT bestselling author Rachel Gibson on TALK OF THE TOWN
"Karen Hawkins writes fast, fun, and sexy stories that are the perfect read for a rainy day, a sunny day, or any day at all!" - NYT bestselling author Christina Dodd