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Three Weeks to Wed

The Worthingtons

Written by Ella Quinn

Genre(s): Historical Romance, Regency Era



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In the first book of her dazzling new series, bestselling author Ella Quinn introduces the soon-to-be Earl and Countess of Worthington--lovers who have more in common than they yet know. The future promises to be far from boring…

Lady Grace Carpenter is ready to seize the day--or rather, the night--with the most compelling man she's ever known. Marriage would mean losing guardianship of her beloved siblings, and surely no sane gentleman will take on seven children not his own. But if she can have one anonymous tryst with Mattheus, Earl of Worthington, Grace will be content to live out the rest of her life as a spinster. 

Matt had almost given up hope of finding a wife who could engage his mind as well as his body. And now this sensual, intelligent woman is offering herself to him. What could be more perfect? Except that after one wanton night, the mysterious Grace refuses to have anything to do with him. Amid the distractions of the Season he must convince her, one delicious encounter at a time, that no obstacle--or family--is too much for a man who's discovered his heart's desire…

An excerpt from

Three Weeks to Wed

Rising, he donned his dressing gown, walked down the corridor, then opened the door to her chamber. Empty. Nothing to even indicate she’d been there.

The clock on the mantel showed five o’clock. He went back to his room and tugged the bellpull. In a few minutes, the boots brought hot water for him to shave.

Matt waited until the water was poured into the basin. “The lady who was here last evening, is she downstairs?”

“I donno, my lord. Ain’t seen no lady,” the lad mumbled, and left.

Matt finished dressing and descended the stairs. His groom, Mac, was in the common room eating. “Where are the others?”

Mac finished chewing and swallowed. “Gone, my lord. Their coach ain’t in the yard.”

Something wasn’t right. Why would she have left and not told him? “Be ready to leave in half an hour.”

He looked around for the landlord and, not finding him, entered the parlor. Covered dishes set on the table, with one place setting. He wished he was sharing the meal with her and conversing as they had the night before. Hell. He wanted to be in a warm bed with her next to him.

Mr. Brown knocked on the door before entering. “My lord, you was wishful of seeing me?”

Finally, Matt would get some answers. “Yes, I want to know the lady’s name.”

The innkeeper opened his eyes wide. “What lady, my lord?”

Matt bit the inside of his lip and tried to keep from losing his temper. “The lady who was here last night. The one I shared dinner with.”

The landlord started backing out of the parlor, shaking his head. “Weren’t no lady here, my lord.” 

Here's what a

Fan had to say

Three Weeks to Wed is a sweet, light-hearted love story -- kind of old fashioned with a bit of steam! Grace and Matt's two families kind of reminded me of the Brady Bunch, with a few extra family members and dogs added in for spice.

Lady Grace fell in love with Worthington (Matt) years ago at her come out after only one dance, even turning down marriage offers hoping he would offer for her. Worthington seems to disappear and she does not see him again the rest of the season. Soon afterward her mother dies during childbirth. With both of her parents gone, she fights to become guardian of her seven brothers and sisters so they will not be divided between distant relatives.

Now to the current day, Grace and Matt happen to both seek refuge in an inn during a storm. Having already decided never to marry so she can care for her siblings, Grace decides to make the most of the one night by spending it with Matt. He kind of recognizes her, but does not remember exactly who she is or from where he knows her when they re-meet at the inn. Grace leaves early the following morning without ever telling Matt her name. Matt looks for her, but is not successful.

Since both Grace and Matt are in London to help with their sister's come out seasons, it is inevitable they will meet again. Grace hides from Matt sneaking down alleys, etc. Matt has drawn a picture of Grace to show a few people, discreetly, of his missing love in order to find her. He so enjoyed the whole evening, conversation and the steamy part, that he wants to marry, but he needs to find her first.

Needless to say the search, the coming together of families and dogs, the confusion over where they are to live all makes for a light-hearted, endearing romance. If you are wanting something more mysterious and serious, this is not the book for you. If you want some laughs and typical family confusion, enjoy this book to its fullest.

Three Weeks to Wed is a great beginning for a new entertaining series of two families joined together and the mischievousness that can happen.

— Jo Parks