A debut to be remembered is what author Alexandra Gilles achieves in this enchanting novel set way back in time. A story staged during the 17th century, “A Pleasurable Arrangement” tells of a marriage of convenience and duty, a merging of two powerful families that turns into the binding of two souls who find that they are meant for each other.
Lady Emily Dane has never given a thought about her arranged marriage. Nor has she ever wondered about the Duke that she is now married to. All Emily knows for sure is that she aims to not only be the duke’s wife and the mother of his children but his lover as well. Gideon Grace, the Duke of Callous, has always had a temper and believes he will never come to love the woman his father married him to. Yet after meeting his bride, Gideon is compelled to confront his demons and allow Emily into his heart.
An era long left behind in the forgotten pages of history is revisited in this new romantic historical fiction. Like the novels that shine in this genre, readers can read about the grandiose lifestyle of the aristocracy. It is a thrilling romantic getaway to the past. Gilles delivers a tale of pure romance with a generous helping of and how it would affect the lives of its lovers.
It is all a far cry from the issues and the problems of present society; readers will have a great time within the pages of Gilles’ novel, a beautiful escape to the past with an authentic and heartfelt story. Capturing the spirit and the times of England’s age of enlightenment, this story of an arranged marriage between two people of noble blood will delight the romantic bones of genre fans – providing them with “A Pleasurable Arrangement” in time, place and the customs and mores of the historical past.