Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them— and a few other gentlemen—to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.
Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires . . . Unless someone else snatches her first.
The invitation list includes:
- The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
- The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
- The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
- The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
- The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
- The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)
And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely . . . to capture her brother’s untamed heart. ( from Barnes & Noble.com)
Read this on my Nook and really enjoyed it. The three stores went together perfectly and the characters were very likeable. My favorite was the first one, which I am fairly sure was written by Julia Quinn, who is one of my favorite historical romance authors. Unlike many anthologies, this book was one complete novel and not three separate books under one title. The flow between the stories was smooth because of that premise. All three couples were fully fleshed out and the bridge couple was the Earl of Briarly's sister and her husband who had their own romance added to the story. A good book to read on a cold winter day on the couch with a comfy throw and a cup of hot chocolate!