The Merry Marquis

The Merry Marquis

by Meredith Bond

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It is only at the pianoforte with beautiful music flowing from her fingertips that Teresa Seton is happy. New to English society, she feels awkward and unsure of herself.
Only the attentions of her handsome neighbor can convince her that she is where she belongs--a stolen kiss proves that he means what he says. But the kiss is witnessed and the pair are forced to marry for propriety's sake.

Once known as the "Merry Marquis", Richard, the Marquis of Merrick, now lives the life of a recluse. Finding a beautiful stranger at his pianoforte strikes a chord within him, bringing back feelings he thought were lost with the passing of his wife. He is mesmerized by Teresa and her beautiful music, but can he convince her, and himself, that he can live and love again?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150350885
Publisher: Anessa Books
Publication date: 10/10/2014
Series: The Merry Men Quartet , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 189,161
File size: 931 KB

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The Merry Marquis 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
NicoleUlery More than 1 year ago
This book was quite a joy to read. The story pulls you in at the beginning, when Richard, the Merry Marquis, returns home to find music being played in his house and he thinks it is the ghost of his deceased wife. It turns out, it is the niece of his neighbor, there to practice on the pianoforte. He continues to allow her to practice in his home, just for their attraction to grow and for them to be caught in a compromising position. I found myself wishing Richard would let go of his deceased wife's memory and willing him to move on with Teresa. I felt that the story flowed well and was easy to follow. The characters were likable. Teresa was easy to relate to, with her discomfort with societal functions. She had been sent to England for the season and to find a husband, and since she was not brought up in the ton, she is unsure how to act and often finding herself speaking inappropriately. Her resulting stammering and discomfort are endearing, and you find you want her to be herself, regardless of what her mother or the ton expect. I also loved her love of returning soldiers and wishing to help them.  Richard is a little frustrating at times, but his love of children and his orphanage make him a man worthy of the lovely Teresa. I greatly enjoyed the story. It was engaging, well written, and I would recommend it to historical lovers. I would definitely read others in this series.  I received a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. 
Shamdorf More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. Teresa Seton is in her first year in the Ton. Teresa has a lot of personal conflicts to overcome including the recent death of her father, a very self-absorbed mother and the fact she is very shy. She feels best playing music and has a passion to help destitute war heroes. She encounters Richard the Merry Marquis, who he himself has many issues to resolve. Having lost his wife and other family members in the past year, he has cut himself off from Society. Due to a compromising situation, they marry. With each other’s help they overcome these issues and are both better for them. A story of how two people can come together and be better as one than alone.