The Husband List by Janet Evanovich

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5 Critic Reviews

...captivating Caroline maintains her feisty streak, and her straightforward character is fully fleshed out with intelligence and humor.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell, the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all...

From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She 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. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.

Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers—a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List.

 

About Janet Evanovich

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Janet Evanovich is the author of the Stephanie Plum books, including One for the Money and Sizzling Sixteen, and the Diesel & Tucker series, including Wicked Appetite. Janet studied painting at Douglass College, but that art form never quite fit, and she soon moved on to writing stories. She didn’t have instant success: she collected a big box of rejection letters. As she puts it, “When the box was full I burned the whole damn thing, crammed myself into pantyhose and went to work for a temp agency.” But after a few months of secretarial work, she managed to sell her first novel for $2,000. She immediately quit her job and started working full-time as a writer. After 12 romance novels, she switched to mystery, and created Stephanie Plum. The rest is history. Janet’s favorite exercise is shopping, and her drug of choice is Cheeze Doodles. She and her husband live in New Hampshire, in house with a view of the Connecticut River Valley.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by St. Martin's Press. 320 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Peak Rank on Jan 27 2013
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Critic reviews for The Husband List
All: 5 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Above average
on Sep 27 2012

...the characters aren’t meaty or distinctive enough to dig into, leaving Evanovich and Kelly...on safe but familiar ground.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Oct 01 2012

...captivating Caroline maintains her feisty streak, and her straightforward character is fully fleshed out with intelligence and humor.

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RT Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Kathe Robin on Feb 17 2013

... a light, fun and sexually charged confection...

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USA Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Michelle Monkou on Nov 04 2012

The "dynamic duo" have brought their A-game to share a story that is wonderfully rich with historical details, romance and mystery, and reader appeal.

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City Book Review

Excellent
Reviewed by Lindy Gervin on Jan 10 2013

Evanovich and Kelly make a wonderful duo as they blend romance, comedy, and mystery into one novel... the authors show depth to the characters and actual interest outside of simple lust.

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