Christopher Ansley, Earl of Waxham, has constructed a perfect image for the ton - the ladies love him and his company is desired by all. Only two people know the truth about Waxham's secret. Unfortunately, one of them is Miss Sophie Winters.
Sophie Winters has known Christopher since she was in leading strings. As children, they delighted in tormenting each other. Now at one-and-twenty, she still has a tendency to find herself in scrapes, and her marital prospects are slim.
When his father threatens to expose his shame to the ton, unless he weds Sophie for her dowry, Christopher concocts a plan to remain a bachelor. What he didn't plan on, was falling in love with the lively, impetuous Sophie. As secrets are exposed, will Christopher's love be enough when she discovers his role in his father's scheme?
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The Dyslexia impairment that Christopher the Earl of Waxham suffered from in the year 1818
I love Tim Campbell's narrations he really know his voices and does very good female and male voice.
Yes when Christopher admitted that he had trouble reading to Sophie and that his father the Marquis was threating to put him in Bedlam if he didn't marry Sophie and obtain her dowry to use for the Marquis gaming debts. What a horrible father!!
I felt so bad for Christopher Earl of Waxham son of the very cruel mean Marquis of Milford. Poor Christopher has been badly abused by his father because he was dyslexic causing him not to be able to read. Now can you imagine this impediment in the year 1818? dyslexia wasn't even know at the time. Christopher has know Sophie Winters since her birth. There county seats adjoined each other. Sophie was very clumsy and a bit plump. She was always following Christopher around when they were children and the two would argue more like siblings then friends.
Years later they both have grown up and Sophie is in her 3rd season. She is always written up in Lady Ackerly's Tattle Sheet for her scandalous behavior. She is just very clumsy. While at a masquerade ball her and Christopher have a chance meeting in the library while escaping the crush of the ball. They do not recognize one another. But feel and immediate attraction and promise to meet at the end of the season if neither is married or betroth at that time.
Christopher's father the Marquis has acquire many gaming debts and is on the brink of financial ruin. He insist on Christopher courting and marrying Sophie who has a whapping huge dowry of 100,000.00 pounds. Christopher doesn't want to do this he thinks he dislikes the little annoying girl who gave him so much trouble growing up. He eventually agrees to a dinner invitation at Viscount Rebrooke's home Sophie's brother. This begins the lively and witty banter between the two. Christopher and Sophie are a perfect couple and I liked both of them very much. The storyline is believable and lighthearted. The romance as it grows into love was enchanting. I really enjoyed reading Never Courted Suddenly Wed and I Highly Recommend this story. I hope we to read the Duke of Mallens story soon.
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