There is something very likable about 'The Husband List'. The characters aren't particularly memorable - I couldn't describe either Richard Shelton or Gillian Marley, partly because they're both a little bland - but the plot goes beyond the standard inheritances and misunderstandings, livened up with a dash of originality.
If there is one quibble, it would be that the word "cent" managed to slip through the entire editorial process. Any writer of historical novels should at least know that Regency England used pennies, shillings, pounds and guineas! I know it's just one word, but for mistakes like that make it imposible to get properly involved in the book.
'The Husband List' is an enjoyable book, if not an excellent one. It's a light-hearted, frothy way to pass the time, but probably not a keeper.