First Comes Marriage

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mary Balogh
Narrator: Anne Flosnik
Genres: Romance
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: February 2009
# of Units: 9 CDs
Length: 11 hours
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Against the scandal and seduction of Regency England, New York Times bestselling author Mary Balogh introduces an extraordinary family — the fiery, sensual Huxtables. Vanessa is the second daughter, proud and daring, a young widow who has her own reason for pursuing the most eligible bachelor in London. One that has nothing to do with love. Or does it? The arrival of Elliott Wallace, the irresistibly eligible Viscount Lyngate, has thrown the country village of Throckbridge into a tizzy. Desperate to rescue her eldest sister from a loveless union, Vanessa Huxtable Dew offers herself instead. In need of a wife, Elliott takes the audacious widow up on her unconventional proposal while he pursues an urgent mission of his own. But a strange thing happens on the way to the wedding night. Two strangers with absolutely nothing in common can't keep their hands off each other. Now, as intrigue swirls around a past secret — one with a stunning connection to the Huxtables — Elliott and Vanessa are uncovering the glorious pleasures of the marriage bed…and discovering that when it comes to wedded bliss, love can't be far behind.

Reviews (1)

Written by GILLIAN CULLIMORE on January 18th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Best story of the 5 in the series. Vanessa' s "plain face" in the series really added some interesting dialogue in parts yet in other areas, it was really distracting and added sadness. There was a nice surprise to find a story that was not about the perfect woman with the perfect body and perfect personality.

Author Details

Author Details

Balogh, Mary

Mary Balogh is the New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Slightly series and Simply quartet of novels set at Miss Martina (TM)s School for Girls, as well as many other beloved novels. She is also the author of First Comes Marriage, Then Comes Seduction, At Last Comes Love, and Seducing an Angel, all featuring the Huxtable family. A former teacher, she grew up in Wales and now lives in Canada.