Find out our thoughts about Something in Heir by Suzanne Enoch, a historical romance with a marriage of convenience. If you like romantic comedies, this could be just what you’re looking for.
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Something in the Heir features: A marriage of convenience where one of the two spouses wants more. A complicated plan to inherit and keep the family estate. Two orphaned lively children with a propensity for pickpocketing. And a villain that could ruin everything.
Emmeline and Will have known each other all their lives. When Emmie asks Will to marry her so that she can inherit Winnover Hall, the family estate where she grew up, he doesn’t hesitate to accept. Eight years later, their marriage is not what you would call romantic or passionate, but they get along fine. Emmie has kept the family home and Will has gained a wife who can convince every politician in England to support his policies. What Will doesn’t know is that the inheritance of Winnover Hall had another condition besides marriage: they had to produce heirs.
Emmie and Will never had any children, but she lied to her family and invented two children, a boy and a girl, who no one in the family ever met because of their weak health. That is, until her grandfather summons the whole family to celebrate his birthday, children included. Desperate to keep Winnover Hall and avoid the scandal, Emmie and Will need to find two children to pass as their own and, after a few awkward and failing attempts to borrow children from friends and neighbors, they visit an orphanage where they find two perfect children, George and Rose, brother and sister. All they have to do is learn to behave as well-educated children. And here is where the struggle – and the fun – begin.
If you are looking for romance and steamy scenes you won’t find many. Emmie and Will have a marriage of convenience, even though Will is in love with his wife. But, the narrative focuses mostly on George and Rose and their exploits.
Aged ten and five, they’ve always taken care of each other, both on the streets and in the orphanage, and they are very mature for their ages. Their arrival at Winnover Hall brings both havoc and joy, both to Emmie and Will, and also the staff at the estate. With eight weeks until Emmie’s grandfather’s birthday, there will be lessons of fencing, riding, and dancing, but George and Rose won’t be the only ones to learn something. As they go ahead with their plan to keep the estate, Emmie and Will spend more and more time together, getting to know each other all over again.
All in all, Something in the Heir is an enjoyable and fun story with two adorable young characters, lots of adventures, and the happy ending that you hope for!
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