Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Husband List by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

THE HUSBAND LISTJanet Evanovich So many men, so little time…New York City, 1894. Heiress Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While they are off seeing the world, she’s stuck at home, frightening off the list of men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. Caroline longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all…Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title—a completely unacceptable suitor, in the eyes of Caroline’s mother. Can Jack and Caroline find love, against all odds, with danger looming and despite the forces pulling them apart?

My thoughts:
I love reading books by Janet Evanovich and I thought when I picked this one off it was going to be a second in the series that started in the fall with the brewery, but it was set back more than a hundred years while still involving what might be the same brewery.  I love the spunk Evanovich gives to her main characters and how they often get themselves in unexplainable predicaments, but it didn't always feel right in this setting.  Caroline is feisty and independent and unconventional, but at a time when being that unconventional caused a whole lot of problems.

At times this reminded me of The American Heiress which I listened to over the summer, American women who are courted by European royals for their dowries, very unromantic to current standards.  Caroline has made it a habit to ward off suitors one way or anther, until her mother puts her foot down and gets down to business getting her oldest daughter married off.

There are still some funny predicaments, but it just isn't the same watching Stephanie Plum get car after car blown up and the dog doesn't get anywhere near as big a staring role as usual either, I think I missed both of those things.

I can appreciate Evanovich wanting to try something out of her usual, change things up for fun, but the results was a little uneven.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312651329
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 1/8/2013
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320

Meet the Author

Janet  Evanovich
JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author. She lives in Florida.
Visit Janet Evanovich’s Web site at www.evanovich.com, or write her at P.O. Box 2829, Naples, FL 34106
DORIEN KELLY lives in Michigan with one or more of her three children, two very spoiled West Highland White Terriers, and a handicapped Coonhound named Bubba. She is an award-winning author and the President of Romance Writers of America.

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