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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, humorous and light-hearted romance
For those readers who have grown tired of the heavy-handed, overly-dramatic romances, this is the book for you. I don't want to read another book where the unyielding, yet sympathetic, hero finds himself bleeding on the battlefield only to realize that he loves the beautiful heroine. Will he live long enough to express his true feelings? Of course! How to Marry a...
Published on 26 Aug 1999

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great dialogue....shame about the length.
How to Marry a Marquis was short, fast paced and funny! The dialogue was great (if a tad unbelievable at times) and the characters delightful. But I found it too short and just a little bit too light. A fairly shallow but entertaining read.
Published on 30 Jun 1999


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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing, humorous and light-hearted romance, 26 Aug 1999
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This review is from: How to Marry a Marquis (Avon Romantic Treasure) (Mass Market Paperback)
For those readers who have grown tired of the heavy-handed, overly-dramatic romances, this is the book for you. I don't want to read another book where the unyielding, yet sympathetic, hero finds himself bleeding on the battlefield only to realize that he loves the beautiful heroine. Will he live long enough to express his true feelings? Of course! How to Marry a Marquis is the antithesis to the heavy-handed romance. Julia Quinn has crafted a charming story about a beautiful (of course), uncoordinated, soft-hearted girl who falls in love with a man who is not what he pretends to be. I laughed out loud while reading the book! I am looking forward to reading Quinn's next endeavor.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is one of those can't miss books!, 19 April 1999
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This review is from: How to Marry a Marquis (Avon Romantic Treasure) (Mass Market Paperback)
This is one of those books that you just can't put down until you read the final page. The characters are so realistic, it's almost like they are real people instead of characters in a book. The heroine, Elizabeth, is not a milk-water miss, but a woman with morals and ideals. She has raised her sisters and brother for five years since the death of her parents until circumstances force her to come to terms with the need to marry so her family won't go hungry. The lady she works for, Lady Danbury, takes things into her own hands by asking her favorite nephew to come to her, not as the Marquis of Riverdale, but as ordinary Mister James Sidwell, to solve a blackmail plot and to meet Elizabeth. When the Marquis found Elizabeth with the book "How to Marry a Marquis" he thinks at first he's been found out. Then he offers to help her to practice what she's read on him. The dilemma-she has fallen head over heels in love with James Sidwell, but when he is revealed to be the Marquis as well, she believes he has been making fun of her the entire time.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dynamic Characters Make for a Great Read, 22 May 1999
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This review is from: How to Marry a Marquis (Avon Romantic Treasure) (Mass Market Paperback)
This was the first Julia Quinn book I have read. I will be purchasing more in the future. The characters in this delightful story were well-rounded and multi-dimensional. Miss Quinn created a robust, funny, emotional tale that sucks you in from the first chapter. One of the few romance novels where characters other than the hero and heroine are well-developed and entertaining. This was one of those books you can't put down, but you hate to get to the last page, because you're enjoying the book so much you don't want it to end!!! I'm looking forward to the next book from this author.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely adorable, great book, 3 July 1999
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This book was great. The characters were likable and deep. When John desribes his feelings, I sighed. There was actual dialog that evolved into love. It wasn't a "first look" then love, it evolved from 2 mutual personalities. There wasn't any violence, (Like Rosmary Rogers and her slap happy hero's) In this book you actually believe that they are falling in love. The only thing i didn't really like about this book were the countless visits by the crew of TCAH. It got kinda annoying after awhile. All in all this was a great book, i really recomend that you purchase it, it's worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightfully charming!!!, 20 Jan 1999
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This review is from: How to Marry a Marquis (Avon Romantic Treasure) (Mass Market Paperback)
I was fortunate to get an advance read of HOW TO MARRY A MARQUIS and all I can say is, *WOW!* This is Julia Quinn at her best. In HTMAM, we meet Elizabeth Hotchkiss, an impovershied gentrywoman whose life turns upside down after she discovers, in her irascible employer's library, a seemingly-innocuous little book entitled HOW TO MARRY A MARQUIS. With two sympathetic and lovable lead characters as well a quirky, totally engaging supporting cast that includes an autocratic but delightful schemer of an old lady, a precocious family, a hilarious cat, and two all too nosy and hopelessly interfering best friends whom readers will know instantly from Julia's acclaimed TO CATCH AN HEIRESS, this is a book of blazing 5-star magnitude. I can't recommend it highly enough. Well done, Julia Quinn!!!
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gentle, engaging delight from Quinn, 3 Mar 2003
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This review is from: How to Marry a Marquis (Avon Romantic Treasure) (Mass Market Paperback)
Quinn proves times and again, she delivers a very superior read.
Elizabeth Hotchkiss is beautiful, smart and loves her family, though she has more family that a young woman should have. Since her parent's death, she has been raising her brothers and sisters. She works for a very dotty (or is she) old lady of the nobility. She happens upon a book entitled How To Marry a Marquis, and seizes upon the chance to aid her rusty skills because she knows she must marry to save her brothers and sisters.
Her employer has sent for her nephew - James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, come to the aid of his dotty old lady aunt. Masquerading as her new estate manager he is trying to track down a blackmailer.
When he discovered her plans to attract a rich husband, he sets about to teach her how to catch a marquis - not realising he is the one stepping into the trap - they both have.
The characters are warm loving, and its witty. You will enjoy it from start to finish
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to Marry a Marquis .... lessons we all could use!, 13 Mar 2013
Review taken from my Blog Post #136 in July 2011, after borrowing book from library.

The story of Elizabeth Hotchkiss, who is left almost destitute and looking afer her young siblings.

To help ends meet she acts as Lady's Companion to Lady Danbury, and one days comes across a most intriguing red leather book entitled "How to Marry a Marquis" and hatches a plan to at least marry somebody with sufficient funds to allow her young brother to take his rightful place at Eaton.

Enter Mr Siddons, masquerading as Lady Danbury's Estate Manager, but in actual fact her nephew .... one James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale.

He undertakes to assist Elizabeth in finding her Marquis, but truth to tell he has already decided to take the post himself.

An entertaining and delightfully story, with a cat called Malcolm assisting along the way, and Dunford from The Minx.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I want to be Elizabeth Hotchkiss!, 20 Aug 2011
I've been reading Julia Quinn books for around 2 years and just adore them. I am towards the end of all her novels now and have just finished How to Marry a Marquis. I think the story is a fantastic concept, although I found it was a little slower to get into than some of the others. The ending, however, is well worth the wait. I just love the characters and every single Quinn book makes me laugh and feel happy. James is really the man of any girls dreams and you just want Elizabeth to be your best friend. This story is very unusual and Quinn is so clever and witty, you really have to read it to believe it. Just fabulous.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars delightful, 3 Feb 2009
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a great story. you cant help who you fall in love with and this story is it. elizabeth needs to find a rich husband who can help her support her family and she meets james, who is an estate manager or is he???? james is actually a marquis in disguise, investigating a blackmail attempt. they fall in love but she doesnt know he true identity. great laughs and adorable romance scenes, but i do feel that malcolm (the cat) does indeed steal the show!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I want to marry this Marquis, 8 May 2007
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This review is from: How to Marry a Marquis (Avon Romantic Treasure) (Mass Market Paperback)
Julia Quinn does is again with yet another thoroughly enjoyable tale, packed with delightful characters and cracking wit.

I fell in love with James Sidwell, Marquis of Riverdale, when he showed up in 'To Catch An Heiress', so to have him star in his own novel was never going to be anything less than wonderful. Lizzie is an endearingly clumsy heroine who will do anything for her family, and James is just suave, sophisticated and utterly charming - as always.

But what truly makes this tale is Lady Danbury, the dragon of the 'ton', who also happens to have a heart of (grumpy) gold. It's also nice to see the return of Caroline and Blake, being less than helpful - again, as always. But amusing. JQ never fails to make her stories that.

Before the 'Bridgertons' there was this, and I reckon it's every bit as good.
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