The Husband List

The Husband List

Paperback - 2013
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Based on the family from the bestselling Love in a Nutshell , the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all...

From The New York Times bestselling writing duo Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly, comes the story of a young woman's search for true love. Caroline Maxwell would like nothing more than to join her brother, Eddie, and his friend, Jack Culhane, on their adventures. While Jack and Eddie are off seeing the world, buying up businesses and building wildly successful careers, Caroline's stuck at home frightening off the men her mother hopes will ask for her hand in marriage. When her mother sets her sights on the questionable Lord Bremerton as a possible suitor, Caroline struggles with her instincts and the true nature of her heart. She longs for adventure, passion, love, and most of all . . . Jack Culhane, an unconventional Irish-American bachelor with new money and no title. A completely unacceptable suitor in the eyes of Caroline's mother. But Caroline's dark hair, brilliant eyes and quick wit have Jack understanding just why it is people fall in love and get married.

Set in New York City in 1894, The Husband List is an American gilded age romantic mystery. It evokes memories of the lavish lifestyles and social expectations of the Vanderbilts and Rockefellers--a time when new money from the Americas married Old World social prestige and privilege. Dresses by Worth, transcontinental ocean voyages, lavish parties, a little intrigue, and a lot of romance await in, The Husband List .

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's, 2013
ISBN: 9780312651343
Additional Contributors: Kelly, Dorien


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Jul 28, 2017

I was so disappointed in this book. I kept reading because I love Janet Evanovitch. About the last quarter was interesting & held my interest.

DBRL_KatieL Jan 16, 2017

An enjoyable book about an American heiress in her mid twenties who yet unmarried despite her mother's plans. The main character is spunky, and knows what she wants, though she seems all to willing to go along with her mother and father's wishes despite saying over and over how she wants freedom, and choice, and adventure. I listened to this while at the gym, and several times laughed out loud on the treadmill. The characters are a bit stereotypical of other historic romance, but there is enough humor to make it worth reading.

Note this book is in the 'series' with "love in a nutshell" but the two are not connected other than two characters with the same last name and an interest in beer and brewing.

Aug 30, 2016

A fantastic historical romance novel.

Aug 22, 2015

A suspenseful romantic novel. Two thumbs up!

Jul 27, 2014

I expected this one to be quite sappy, but I read all Janet Evanovich books regardless. I was pleasantly surprised. A period book set in the 1890's, well written and I liked Jack & Caroline very much!

Dec 23, 2013

Full of anachronisms and stilted writing, but often enjoyable nonetheless.

rowanquincy Jun 08, 2013

Love her Stephanie Plum books, but this was nowhere near as entertaining. I just didn't get interested in this book at all and will be avoiding the historical novels entirely. A waste of my time.

Apr 19, 2013

Funny historical romance with an "almost" Duke, a hero who loves beer, an outspoken heiress. It was a cute read.

Apr 09, 2013

What a disappointment! I couldn't even get past the second chapter. For a book set in 1894, it was remarkably short on historical detail / accuracy.

Mar 30, 2013

Quite possibly the worst thing Evanovich had ever put her name on. 200 hundred pages of boring, follwed by 50 pages of plot - all wrapped up in the last 2. Don't waste your time - she has written much better things.

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Aug 30, 2016

A wealthy debutante, Caroline is looking for love and passion in her future marriage. Unfortunately, her mother is eager for her daughter to marry a man with a title. When Caroline realizes she is interested in her brother's friend Jack Culhane, she has to fend off suitor Lord Bremerton who is intent on marrying her for financial reasons.

Aug 22, 2015

A story of romance in the late 1800s. Caroline Maxwell, although well off, cannot stand the diet her mother placed her on or the English nobles her mother keeps trying to pair her with. Aware that a Lord Bremerton will be visiting friends in Newport, Caroline’s mother becomes determined to marry Caroline off to him. Caroline has other plans. Her brother’s best friend Jack Culhane is strong, hardworking, and exactly who she wants to marry. However, Caroline’s mother thinks Jack is a completely unacceptable husband for Caroline because of his “new” money. Despite so much forcing them apart, Jack and Caroline find themselves more attracted to each other than ever. When it becomes clear Lord Bremerton plans on marrying Caroline for her money, Jack must convince Caroline’s parents that he is the best suited to be their daughter’s husband. Will Caroline and Jack get their happily ever after?


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Aug 30, 2016

“Her concept of paradise was something more immediate: a book and a blanket beneath a tree, where she might read in peace.”


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