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Pretty Poison by Lynne Barron…

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What”s the book about? 

What’s an American heiress to do when a pair of britches, a plunge into a pond in the dead of winter and a broken betrothal force her to set sail across the ocean to an arranged marriage with a fortune-hunting Englishman?

With her hopes and dreams sinking to the bottom of the sea like so much lost treasure, Emily Calvert falls into the pretty poison she finds in a little blue bottle.

Can Nicholas Avery, a charming aristocrat with a faulty memory for names and a family in dire need of financial salvation, convince the wounded lady that the blessed oblivion she finds in his arms is sweeter than laudanum?

This story contains all sorts of frolicking and dallying and very little of the fun takes place behind closed doors.

Genre? Historical Romance

Where can you find the book? on Amazon here.

List of other books by this author you find here.

My opinion: 4 stars out of 5.

Emily can’t help but spread out some scandalous talks in her town, until it made her father to move her to England to her aunty. He hoped his sister would make Emily a lady which would be suitable to become a marital material. 

When Emily traveled the Atlantic Ocean with her maid and her father, she left behind the life she knew, her love to run the stable business and ridding horses, her mischievous way to dip into the pond in the middle of winter, and to wear britches while ridding or running, her old carefree days, and also her ex fiancee who walked away on her after some ridiculous gossip. 

While she crossed the ocean, she fell sick and pale. But coming to England, she was determined to do everything not to let the new bachelor her aunty found to touch her. She knew it was her last chance to be married, yet what her dad and auty wanted to do was forcing her to be married to a stranger… On the way to aunt’s house, she bought a blue bottle of poison…. While she tried to settle in the new house, she sipped on the poison which weakened her health, almost killing her.  The pressure to marry the guy was put away, and she was allowed to ride the horses again. Time passed and she became healthy and vibrant again, tanned and alive. 

After all, she came to love the bachelor to the end.

There is more to the story, but it has a happy ending. Amazing events, and plot. 

Complementary copy provided by LibraryThing  for my opinion and review.