Married By Midnight : Pembroke Palace

  • by Julianne MacLean
  • Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
  • Series: Pembroke Palace
  • 5 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Julianne MacLean comes a passionate and emotional tale of a most unexpected love…
Married by Midnight: A Pembroke Palace Novella
For seven years, Lord Garrett Sinclair - the ruggedly handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Pembroke - has been traveling abroad with no intention of ever returning home to Pembroke Palace… until his father commands that he must marry by Christmas in order to thwart a family curse or lose his inheritance forever. Haunted by a tragic accident that has hardened his soul, Garrett entrusts his brothers to seek out a bride who will agree to a marriage in name only. Her reward? A sizable share of his inheritance - payable immediately after the wedding night.
Lady Anne Douglas has been ruined by scandal and disowned by her father. Facing a life of poverty and spinsterhood, she leaps at the generous terms of the marriage contract to ensure her independence. But the charade of a two-week engagement proves more of a challenge than either anticipated when they cannot resist the intoxicating lure of the marriage bed. Anne knows they will part ways after the wedding. Will she dare risk her heart for two weeks of pleasure in the arms of an irresistible rogue? Or will her surrender become her undoing after a most unexpected turn of events mere hours before the wedding?


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Effortless Read

"Married By Midnight" is an effortless read, lacking in emotional stimulation.

Lord Garrett, the illegitimate youngest son a Duke, returns home after 7 years to fulfill the requirements of the Dukes latest will; that all his sons must marry before Christmas or lose their inheritance. The old Duke, developing mental disease, believes a curse will destroy the castle unless all his sons are married before midnight on Christmas eve.

Lord Garrett has no wish to marry, so his two older brothers find him a wife that will be a wife in name only. After their marriage, they will each go their separate ways. Afraid of being married off to some old lecher, ruined Lady Anne, disowned by her family, with no money and no prospects welcomes the opportunity to live independently on the money she will receive for marrying Lord Garrett, although they have never met.

"Married By Midnight" does not live up to what I expect from Julianne MacLean.
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- Lady M

Really great read.. Almost great narration..

I did not like her novella I LOVED it. I loved all the characters: The Duke, poor thing, and Duchess, Devon, Blake and Charlotte. The story was sad and wonderful. I felt just like I had read a full novel. I absolutely adored Garrett and Anne, the growth of their love for one another and their terrific sexual attraction.

The most remarkable change was the Duke. From the way Garrett said he used be and the way he was now was just incredible. I mean, I know they all said he was going mad, and he did prove that he was by some of the things he did, but he was so sweet and frightened, where he had been so cruel. His was a great character.

There was explicit sex in this story but only 1 or 2 swearwords.

It was a good read from beginning to the end.

However, I can’t see myself reading any more of Ms. MacLean’s books. I love Highlander books but hers are from as far back as 2011 and they’re still $7.99? I can’t pay that for a book that’s that old. And 5 years IS old for a book.

As to the narration: Mostly, Ms. Landor did a really good job. Yeah, all her men sound alike BUT they do sound like men, that's all that matters to me. Unfortunately, the narration isn't consistant. There would be times that the book would call for a laugh or a whisper and Ms. Landor did both, and it was wonderful. But then, the book would call for the same things again and there wouldn't be a laugh or a whisper. That's one of the reasons Ms. Landor is not one of my favorites, just a tolerable narrator.
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- Trish R.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2014
  • Publisher: Julianne MacLean