3 October 2011

Book Review Marrying the Major by Victoria Bylin

Book Description:
He hired a governess, but what retired officer Tristan Willoughby-Smith needs is a wife. Not on his behalf, but to protect little Dora and Freddie. When Caroline Bradley arrives at his Wyoming ranch, she seems perfectly suited—capable, efficient, intelligent…if a trifle too appealing.
Caroline knows what a real union of hearts should be, and the major's polite, no-nonsense offer hardly qualifies. Still, she accepts for the children's sake, little knowing the complications the marriage will bring to test her confidence and her faith. Yet in this unusual match, Caroline starts to see a glimmer of something strong and true—the makings of the family she never thought she'd find…

My Review:
I won a couple of books in this series but hadn't had time to read them as yet but I will now be reading them ASAP. This is the final in a series of books but you can still read it on its own. I love the fact the book is different from other books. Tristan is a retired Major and very British while Caroline is very American. There is alot more to this book than just Caroline being engaged as the nanny. We find out in the first chapter that Tristan is fighting Malaria and feels he is weak because of this. The book starts our with him waiting for the stage which has both Caroline and her sister and also his shipment of Quinine. We soon notice that Tristan is extremely regimental in his ways and expects order. He runs his ranch and life this way including his children. Caroline has a real passion for children and she clashes with him in many ways. Both are dealing with there own issues from mortality, to acceptance, and self worth. I enjoyed the story and the different issues that come up. Will definitely read more books by Victoria.

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