Marrying Winterborne

We rated this book:

$7.99


Marrying Winterbourne follows Helen, a sheltered debutante, and her engagement to Rhys, a worldly department store owner, as they navigate their place in society and Helen learns her true origins. It was an engrossing story, but I would encourage readers to stick with it. It doesn’t get interesting until about a third of the way through.

In Marrying Winterbourne, I was put off by just how ideologically regressive some of the characters were, though it is to be expected from a “historical” romance. Helen was taught very little in her early adulthood about human reproduction and sexuality, and several chapters were devoted to her husband-to-be mansplaining her own sexuality to her. He had an uncomfortable way of coercing her into situations she did not want to be in.

I love the way characters in “historical” romance must operate within the confines of the mores of the time. Marriage is forever and a necessary institution for men and women alike. Rhys and Helen’s romance eventually grew on me. Beyond the dubious, unsexy sex scenes, they ended up as a very devoted pair. Devon, Kathleen, Pandora, Cassandra, and Charity, a handful of secondary characters, were also endearing and well-developed in their own right.


Reviewed By:

Author Lisa Kleypas
Star Count 3/5
Format Mass
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher Avon
Publish Date 31-May-2016
ISBN 9780062371850
Amazon Buy this Book
Issue September 2016
Category Romance
Share

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Marrying Winterborne”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*