Passionné de chevaux, Hugh de Briarly ne songe pas à s'établir, jusqu'au jour où un accident le rappelle à ses devoirs. Il demande alors à sa soeur Carolyn de lui trouver l'épouse idéale car la tâche lui paraît insurmontable. Carolyn organise donc une partie de campagne et invite une ribambelle de jeunes gens : la timide Gwendolyn et la fougueuse Kate, Georgina, jeune veuve de vingt-cinq ans, le fringant capitaine Oakes et le charmant Alec Darlington, qui compte bien profiter de l'occasion pour caser sa soeur Octavia. De bals en parties de cache-cache, les coeurs se cherchent, se dérobent... mais chacun finira par trouver sa chacune.
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Description en VO :
Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife—so his sister hands him a list of the very best young ladies on the market. And then, because he refuses to tear himself away from the stables where he trains Arabian racehorses, she invites all those ladies to a house party, along with some other bachelors, of course. So who will Hugh choose? The Botticelli-esque, enchanting Gwendolyn? The outspoken, delightful Katherine? If he doesn't work fast, he'll lose those ladies to his closest friends, and then where will he look for a wife? Perhaps, just perhaps, toward a lady who's not on a market at all, and would require a great deal of persuading...
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Three of the brightest stars of historical romance invite you to a party at the countryhome of the Honorable Marquess of Finchley
Hugh Dunne, the Earl of Briarly, needs a wife, so his sister hands him a list of delectable damsels and promises to invite them — and a few other gentlemen — to her country house for what is sure to be the event of the season.
Hugh will have time to woo whichever lady he most desires... Unless someone else snatches her first.
The invitation list includes:
*The horse-mad but irresistibly handsome Earl of Briarly
*The always outspoken Miss Katherine Peyton
*The dashing war hero Captain Neill Oakes
*The impossibly beautiful (and painfully shy) Miss Gwendolyn Passmore
*The terribly eligible new Earl of Charters
*The widowed Lady Georgina Sorrell (who has no plans to marry, ever)
And your hostess, Lady Carolyn Finchley, an irrepressible matchmaker who plans to find the lady most likely... to capture her brother's untamed heart.