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  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (April 11 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0380818205
  • ISBN-13: 978-0380818204
  • Product Dimensions: 2.6 x 10.4 x 16.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #550,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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I really enjoyed this book throughout the first 75% of the book. It's filled with humor and I loved that Marianne was a little more confident and proactive than some other novel heroines. However, she began getting on my nerves with her whole: "I won't marry without love" thing. It was so obvious that Thomas was in love with her and she w/ him. But, instead of just getting it all out, she kept hinting around w/ him. It drove me crazy. Also, the games the two played in the end were just unbearable. Rather than be truthful w/ each other, the hero and heroine decide to try and trick each other by involving friends in their silly attempts to bring each other to heel. Don't misunderstand, I did enjoy the book, as well as, the author's writings. However, I think the book was better throughout the first three quarters. Although, there is a "happy ending", the book became a little weak near the end.
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Never had this problem before. This is my first Victoria Alexander book, so I am not sure how she normally writes.
I gave it four stars because it was very entertaining and so funny. The stars are all for the laughs in this book. I do not think I have laughed so much in a romance before.
I love the story and the characters were very suited, I also loved the sisters, and Thomas's friends.
The part I did not like, was how dumb Marianne was at times. For a woman who was suppose to be such a bookworm and intelligent...she seemed to much a dreamer and silly at times. I wanted to smack her. I understand independence, but she just did not seem very independent to me.
It was fun to read, and I really laughed hard at how hard poor Thomas tried to win her heart....my four stars are all for you Thomas Effington.
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This is the 5th book of this series I have read,(preceded by "The Wedding Bargain", "The Husband List", "The Prince's Bride",and "Her Highness my Wife", although not precisely in that order) and I can say without a doubt that it is my favorite of them all.
Thomas is charming, sensual, strong, masterful and an accomplished lover , as any romantic novel hero should be, but at the same time has flaws,and makes mistakes and even gets himself in ridiculous situations sometimes. Surprisingly, that doesn't take away from him, on the contrary, makes him even more endearing and believable. Marianne is bold, romantic, intelligent and a dreamer. I liked the fact that she wears glasses, its kind of different.
I enjoyed the sex scenes in this book, they were passionate, and well written and balance a story that otherwise would have been too "light". A nice surprise in a Victoria Alexander book, that sometimes tend to not include enough or not develop well this type of scenes.
The story is funny and romantic, althogh there are some things I had trouble believing, like the fact that Thomas needed a clue from Marianne sisters to figure out the stories were about them. Hello? It was pretty obvious.
One thing I have noticed about Alexander's novels is that the characters sometimes tend to act in a maner more appropiate to this century than the rigid English society of that time. The heroines are far too bold and the tolerant and even encouraging attitude of the older people (specially the Dowager Duchess)is a little unbelievable.
But in general is a good story, fast paced, passionate and charming. A real page turner (I could barely put it down) I strongly recommend it.
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A truly adventurous romance that moved me. It's witty and entertaining, with a fun storyline
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If you read the Husband List, you will remember Thomas Effington who is Gillian's(heroine of The Husband List) brother and Richard's(hero of The Husband List) best friend, and Marianne who is Richard's younger sister. Well in the Marriage Lesson, Richard and Gillian are married and inspecting land in America they inherited from their marriage. They have left Richard's three younger sisters in the care of Thomas while they are gone. Thomas wants them married and off his hands as soon as possible, but the oldest sister, Marianne, will not make it easy for him. She has no desire to get married, but wants to be independent and have adventures. Unfortunately for Thomas, part of her planned adventures involves experiencing intimacy and Thomas is the one she wants to experience it with.
One problem I had with this story was the repetition of ideas. Okay Marianne, we get that you want to be independent and have adventures!
Another problem I had was with Marianne herself. She is described as this intelligent woman, but she doesn't show it a lot. She wants to experience intimacy, and doesn't care about her reputation because she has no plans to marry. Didn't anyone explain to her that if she and Thomas were found out, no one would want to have anything to do with her? That not only would she be completely ostracised, but that she would hurt her sisters' marriage prospects, turn Thomas into a known seducer of innocents, and embarass her brother and sister-in-law? I guess not because it never occurs to her.
Not to say that I didn't like The Marriage Lesson, but The Husband List was much better. I have heard Alexander called the next Julia Quinn, but I like Quinn's style of writing much better. But despite some flaws, The Marriage Lesson is a cute story and you should give it a chance and see what you think.
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