Wednesday, May 4, 2011
A Marriage of Inconvenience by Susanna Fraser
A Marriage of Inconvenience by Susanna Fraser is a recent ebook release by Carina Press. It is also a good example of why my TBR pile grows instead of shrinks. I read and loved The Sergeant’s Lady by Susanna Fraser and when I saw A Marriage of Inconvenience I immediately purchased and started to read. I knew from a comment Susanna made on my post for The Sergeant’s Lady that this book would be a prequel that told the story of Lucy and James, two secondary characters from the previous book.
Lucy Jones is a poor relative living with the Arringtons. She has recently become secretly engaged to her cousin Sebastian. When the Arringtons travel for Portia Arrington wedding Lucy meets James Wright-Gordon. James’s sister Anna meets and is attracted to Sebastian. When the Arringtons’ fortune takes a turn for the worst the lives of all four are changed.
Susanna Fraser writes a well-plotted character driven story. Lucy and James are both likable people who try to do what is right even when it turns out wrong. It was interesting to see how Anna from The Sergeant's Lady ended up married to Sebastian. A added bonus was hearing how everyone was doing several years later in the Epilogue.
Carina Press published A Marriage of Inconvenience by Susanna Fraser.