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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library HEA (Text) 33500013499686 New Reshelving -
Moorhead Public Library HEA (Text) 33500013499694 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250787767
  • ISBN: 1250787769
  • Physical Description: 358 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2021.

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Summary, etc.:
"The first in a new historical rom-com series, a handsome earl hires a fake fiancée to keep his matchmaking mother at bay, but hilarity ensues when love threatens to complicate everything. The last thing Hugh Standish, Earl of Fareham, ever wants is a wife. Unfortunately for him, his mother is determined to find him one, even from across the other side of the ocean. So Hugh invents a fake fiancée to keep his mother's matchmaking ways at bay. But when Hugh learns his interfering mother is on a ship bound for England, he realizes his complicated, convoluted but convenient ruse is about to implode. Until he collides with a beautiful woman, who might just be the miracle he needs. Minerva Merriwell has had to struggle to support herself and her two younger sisters ever since their feckless father abandoned them. Work as a woodcut engraver is few and far between, and the Merriwell sisters are nearly penniless. So when Hugh asks Minerva to pose as his fiancée while his mother is visiting, she knows that while the scheme sounds ludicrous, the offer is too good to pass up. Once Minerva and her sisters arrive at Hugh's estate, of course nothing goes according to his meticulous plan. As hilarity and miscommunication ensue while everyone tries to keep their tangled stories straight, Hugh and Minerva's fake engagement starts to turn into a real romance. But can they trust each other when their relationship started with a lie? The first book in the Merriwell Sisters series, Never Fall for Your Fiancée is a hilarious, sparkling historical romantic comedy from Virginia Heath"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    Fans of Heath's category historicals will enjoy the first installment in her Merriwell Sisters series, an historical rom-com with refreshingly witty banter. Minerva Merriwell, a woodcut engraver and illustrator, has struggled to make ends meet for herself and her two sisters after their ne'er-do-well father abandoned them. Hugh Standish, the earl of Fareham, is convinced that he has inherited his father's hurtful, philandering ways and has concluded that he simply cannot have an honorable, committed relationship with a woman. To thwart his mother's matchmaking efforts, he invents a fiancée and elaborately embellishes the story. He is horrified when his mother decides to visit him, so he is considerably relieved when he meets Minerva, who is willing to pretend to be his fiancée. After much coaching and heated exchanges of words and looks, the dreaded meeting with his mother takes place, and a laugh-out-loud farce follows. The protagonists are alternately at daggers drawn and pining for each other amidst plenty of shenanigans. Heath has imbued this engrossing story with her customary humor and pathos. é Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #1
    Fans of Heath's category historicals will enjoy the first installment in her Merriwell Sisters series, an historical rom-com with refreshingly witty banter. Minerva Merriwell, a woodcut engraver and illustrator, has struggled to make ends meet for herself and her two sisters after their ne'er-do-well father abandoned them. Hugh Standish, the earl of Fareham, is convinced that he has inherited his father's hurtful, philandering ways and has concluded that he simply cannot have an honorable, committed relationship with a woman. To thwart his mother's matchmaking efforts, he invents a fiancée and elaborately embellishes the story. He is horrified when his mother decides to visit him, so he is considerably relieved when he meets Minerva, who is willing to pretend to be his fiancée. After much coaching and heated exchanges of words and looks, the dreaded meeting with his mother takes place, and a laugh-out-loud farce follows. The protagonists are alternately at daggers drawn and pining for each other amidst plenty of shenanigans. Heath has imbued this engrossing story with her customary humor and pathos. é Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Now her Regency romcoms (including the Wild Warriners and Talk of the Beau Monde series) are published in many languages across the globe. Twenty books and two Romantic Novel of the Year Award nominations later, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

Subject: Man-woman relationships > Fiction.
Nobility > Fiction.
Women wood-engravers > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
Romance fiction.
Novels.
Novels.

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