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Strangers at the AltarThe secrets behind the wedding veil For penniless widow Ainsley McBrayne marriage is the only solution She's vulnerable yet fiercely independent so shackling herself to another man seems h. This is only the second book I have read by Marguerite Kaye but she is already on my must read list of authors She writes with such emotional depth and her characters are so finely drawn that I couldn’t help but be captivated by this ‘marriage of convenience’ storyFourteen years ago to escape his father’s iron rule Innes Drummond left his home in Scotland to forge a life of his own in England He is now a successful engineer but when his father dies Innes discovers that the only way he can take control of the family lands from the trust set up by his father is to marry – an institution he abhors But fate intervenes when he meets a young woman in the solicitor’s office who may be the perfect candidate for his brideAinsley McBrayne’s late husband was weak and a spendthrift and constantly undermined her self esteem and made her feel inadeuate sexually Now she has gained her independence Ainsley has no desire to be under anyone else’s control ever again But with all her husband’s debts to clear and her entire inheritance now in a trust for her first child things are looking pretty dire However the gentleman she meets in the solicitor’s office may have the perfect answer to all her problemsa temporary marriage of convenience “we are of one mind on another thing which is our determination to make our own way in life If you let me pay your debts I can give the freedom to do that and you’ll be freeing me to make up my own mind on what to do – or not – about my inheritance”What seems most improbable – two complete strangers meeting by chance and agreeing to such an arrangement – seems totally believable to me because of Ms Kaye’s ability to create an immediate chemistry between Innes and Ainsley through their dialogueGhosts of the past still haunt Innes and all his feelings of guilt and inadeuacy come to the fore again when he returns to Strone Bridge He believes that after what happened all those years ago he doesn’t deserve to find love or happiness He has to put the past to rest and Ainsley is instrumental in bringing this about It is satisfying to see Innes slowly accept his responsibilities as laird and come to care for the land and the peopleInnes helps to restore Ainsley’s self esteem and self confidence and shows her that she is a desirable woman I enjoyed seeing her challenge Innes for not seeking her opinions when making decisions I liked the idea of Ainsley having a secret existence as “agony aunt” Madame Hera Ms Kaye’s research confirms that agony aunts existed as far back as the 17th century something her husband knew nothing about and couldn’t control It gave her an element of freedom I love this analogy in one of her letters I applaud your wish to explore new territory as you call it No matter how enthralling a favourite wee thumbed book might be no matter how satisfying the conclusion it is human nature to wish to read other volumes provided you are prepared to find some of them less – shall we say enthralling”It’s obvious from their first meeting that there’s a definite spark between them and I like that as mature adults they are not afraid to explore their physical attraction I think that the temptation for two people who are attracted to each other and living so closely together would find it difficult not to succumb to their physical desires The love scenes are vivid sensual and passionate but never overly explicitThere was a hint of a possible romance between Ainsley’s friend Felicity Blair and Innes’s friend Eoin Ferguson and I’m wondering if they will get their own storyI love Ms Kaye’s style of writing and here

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Into He sets her long dormant pulse racing and she's soon craving the enticing delights of their marriage bed She has until Hogmanay to show Innes that their fake marriage could be for rea. Well Harleuin MB I do often love your historical covers but this felt rather Christmassy considering the story is not That aside I have never been left disappointed by Marguerite Kaye's stories and this is no exceptionThe hero and heroine of this one as the title suggests are strangers at the start of the book and each for their own fairly desperate reasons agree to a marriage of convenience Ainsley and Innes can do each other a great service by saving Innes's family home from a trust and giving Ainsley a home and some financial security after her late unlamented husband lost everything they hadThe book starts in the city Edinburgh in 1840 so if you are looking for a Regency novel it's outside of that time It doesn't stay long in the city however as our couple hastily marry and move to Innes's country home castle of Strone Bridge Argyll somewhere as a self made man do like that in a hero he hasn't been for many yearsAinsley is by no means passive in all of this she has her security to gain if only for a while in a marriage in name only but not only that she has been making money by writing for a ladies magazine as advice columnist Madame Hera Love that name and love the letters they did make me chuckleThe magic of Strone Bridge works with this hastily matched couple so that as Innes tries to decide on what to do with the family home that in the middle of the nineteenth century is not really fit for modern purpose he also struggles with his dark past Ainsley and Innes grow closer as they work to unite this community that has been long left by Innes's family but is it realI enjoyed the idea of Ainsley having a profession and attempting to offer marriage and relationship advice to women who in this period had very little information to go on and places that could help Innes proved to be a surprise whom I was expecting to be a slightly rough around the edges character was surprisingly good at being a 'lord of the manor' at least in his care for the people He was also remarkably calm about Ainsley's work Her closeness and passions shared with Innes enable her to enrich her responses as an agony aunt even if they do complicate her life and the deal she made Innes needs to be honest with her and with the people of Strone Bridge before they can continue a life together To this end there are also some sensual scenesI also was intrigued by Ainsley's friend Felicity Blair who is living what we might refer to as a very modern life with a job and a lover retaining her independence What has she been up to with Eoin I wonderThis is a calmer novel from Marguerite Kaye than I have read of late perhaps in part due to a rural location and a mature hero and heroine This is not criticism but difference to me and is always refreshing

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Strangers at the Altar Free read ↠ 4 Ë ✅ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Strangers at the Altar By Marguerite Kaye ⚣ – Insolpro.co.uk The secrets behind the wedding veil For penniless widow Ainsley McBrayne marriage is the only solution She's vulnerable yet fiercely independent so shackling herself to another man seems horrifying Un ThOrrifying Until handsome stranger Strangers at EpubInnes Drummond tempts Ainsley to become his temporary wife Once married Ainsley hardly recognizes the rugged Highlander Innes transforms. If you like good Marriage of Convenience story don’t miss this one 1840 Scotland A chance meeting in the lawyers office brought two very different people together impoverished widow Ainsley McBrayne and a wealthy engineer Innes Drummond As it turned out they were both victims of their fathers’ trusts Her father intention was to protect her from gamester husband; his father’s reason was to call him to the hill Unlike her situation his father will could be broken only by a very particular way marriage And here laid a solution to their respective problems They would get married he would pay off her debts and she would move to his castle to help him sort his unwanted inheritance They would still be very independent people who respect each other’s points of view without falling in love Or that what they thought would happen The strength of the story lay with its characters They are very sympathetic mature and have a great chemistry There are no annoying misunderstandings The only criticism I would have is the dialog feels little bit too modern for me