The Wife Campaign by Regina Scott
Publisher: Love Inspired
Series: The Master Matchmakers(Book 2)
Goodreads Summary: Three Candidates. One Perfect Bride.
Whitfield Calder, Earl of Danning, would much rather spend a fortnight tending to his estate than entertaining three eligible young ladies. But when his valet insists that marriage is an earl’s duty, Whit agrees to the house party. He has no intention of actually proposing to anyone…until flame-haired Ruby Hollingsford declares she’d never accept him anyway.
Ruby has been tricked into attending this charade, but she certainly won’t compete for the earl’s attentions. Yet, Whit isn’t the selfish aristocrat she envisioned. And with a little trust, two weeks may prove ample time for an unlikely couple to fall headlong into love.
Ruby jumps out of a moving carriage when she finds out her father is taking her to a two-week house party to meet a man. She has no desire to marry and is fit to be tied with her father. Whitfield finds himself host to three women and their families for two weeks thanks to his valet and friend. He plans to get through the two weeks as best he can yet he finds himself drawn to a spirited redhead.
This is book two of the series and I very much enjoyed it.
What I liked: Ruby’s was not born into money. So even though her father worked hard to earn his keep society still sees them as beneath them. Having had her heart-broken by an aristocrat she does not trust any of them. I loved her spunk and how she handled being looked down at. Whitfield was also a fun character and the chemistry between the two of them made for a great book.
The other women in this book also had a story. The one will be in book three and the other had a good ending as well. I really enjoyed that. All three of the women seemed to grow as the book went a long and for a shorter book that really speaks to the talent of the writer.
What I did not like: Not much.
This book has it all. Romance and suspense. Along with a good plot. Being a love inspired book(shorter than an average novel) the story did seem a little rushed at the end but did a great job laying the foundation for the next book in the series. If you enjoy historical fiction this is a must read. This can be read as a stand alone but I would recommend going back and reading the first book in the series as well just because it’s also a good read.
DISCLOSURE: I bought this book from Amazon.com. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.