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5++ stars for Because of You (Matrimony! Book 2) by Cerise DeLand #historicalromance #bookreview

Title: Because of You (Matrimony! Book 2)

Author: Cerise DeLand

Genre: Historical Romance


Book Blurb: 


Love does not advertise. Love is not proud.

But when a young woman has nothing left but pride, she places an ad and hopes for a husband to treasure.

Miss ‘Daisy’ Molyneaux is desperate. All her family is dead. Her home in Normandy, attacked by mobs. Now that the little general has abdicated, she has a chance to gain back her lands. But she needs a husband who will help her regain her rights. So she pays to post an advert for a husband.

When the man who answers is not one she could ever love, but his nephew could be, can she accept his proposal?

Garrick Ruxton appears to her like a golden-haired hero, a handsome creature who saves her from an imperfect marriage. Garrick vows to accompany Daisy to France and, in the bargain, solve his own problem. His shipments, meant for British forces on the Continent, constantly go missing. He knows not who or how or why the thieves steal his goods. Worse, someone has attempted to kill his uncle. Daisy, too.

Garrick must find all those guilty before he is accused of treason. Before Daisy loses all hope of regaining her rights.And before they both lose the one chance they have to find happiness together.

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My Review: 


Daisy is just desperate enough to seek a husband through an advertisement, but she never expected to find love. Because of You is a prime example of everything I love about historical romance. The heroine is all alone yet her hope to reclaim her lands keeps her going. The hero is a gentleman but not who Daisy’s been corresponding with. The narration is emotional and full of historical tidbits. The world-building is second to none. There’s a fait bit of adventure and intrigue. The romance, though, is what makes this an unputdownable read.


Let’s start with the characters. I liked Daisy right away. She’s originally from France and has suffered greatly under Napoleon’s rise and fall. She’s a true woman after my own heart. Her compassion blends with her inner strength to make her an exceptional heroine. She’s also very passionate. Garrick is a wonderful hero. He’s taken in by Daisy’s beauty but also by her plight. Abiding by his uncle’s wishes, he agrees and off he goes on the adventure of a lifetime with Daisy. The rest of the characters are delightful, even the wicked ones. They make the story so entertaining.


The writing is sublime and very addictive to read. I stayed up late reading because I had to know what happened next. Cerise DeLand’s talent for historical romance is evident to all who read her stories. Emotive, sweeping, and impossible to put down. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.


My Rating: 5++ stars


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Author Biography:


Cerise DeLand is the USA TODAY bestselling author who loves to write about dashing heroes and the sassy women they adore. Known for her poetic elegance and accuracy of detail, she's won awards for many of the more than 60 novels she's written. Her work has been nearly life-long! First published in 1991 by Kensington, then Pocket Books, later by St. Martin's Press and independent presses, she is now published by DRAGONBLADE PUBLISHING. Plus her books have been monthly selections of the Doubleday Book Club and the Mystery Guild. To research, she's dived into the oldest texts and dustiest library shelves. She travels abroad taking good walking shoes, trusty notebooks and pens, plus a camera! She visits chateaux and country homes she loves to people with her own imaginary characters. And at home every day? She cooks. Never dusts. (That can be a problem.) She goes swimming or pumps iron once a week and tries (desperately) to grow vegetables in her arid backyard in south Texas!


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Reviewed by: Nancy


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