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Review: The Stranger I Wed

The Stranger I Wed begins a new series by Harper St. George. The Dove sisters find themselves in the predicament of needing to marry in order to receive their inheritance. However, due to their father’s demands, they end up in England looking for titled marriageable men. This book focuses on Cora, the eldest Dove sister, as she begins her marriage of convenience to Leo, Earl of Devonworth. Cora and Leo decide a business arrangement is the best course of action and set about to protect their best interests. But, as happens, living together and getting to know one another begins to change their view on marriage… and each other. I really enjoyed this story! St. George’s characters always have great depth and her dialogue is wonderful. She created quite the scenario with the Dove family and it was fun to watch how London society reacts to them. I am looking forward to more of this series!



New to wealth and to London high society, American heiress Cora Dove discovers that with the right man, marriage might not be such an inconvenience after all. . . .

Cora Dove and her sisters’ questionable legitimacy has been the lifelong subject of New York’s gossipmongers and a continual stain on their father’s reputation. So when the girls each receive a generous, guilt-induced dowry from their dying grandmother, the sly Mr. Hathaway vows to release their funds only if Cora and her sisters can procure suitable husbands—far from New York. For Cora, England is a fresh start. She has no delusions of love, but a husband who will respect her independence? That’s an earl worth fighting for.

Enter: Leopold Brendon, Earl of Devonworth, a no-nonsense member of Parliament whose plan to pass a Public Health bill that would provide clean water to the working class requires the backing of a wealthy wife.  He just never expected to crave Cora’s touch or yearn to hear her thoughts on his campaign—or to discover that his seemingly perfect bride protects so many secrets…

But secrets have a way of bubbling to the surface, and Devonworth has a few of his own. With their pasts laid bare and Cora’s budding passion for women’s rights taking a dangerous turn, they’ll learn the true cost of losing their heart to a stranger—and that love is worth any price

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