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Something in the Heir: A Novel
Something in the Heir
by Suzanne Enoch
Pub Date – 9/20/22
An heiress who is trying to fulfill her obligations per her grandfather the Duke after the marriage she arranged herself. But then she gets caught up in her stories and now she has to show up and prove herself and her fictional children. May be trigger warnings for infertility since a lot of innocent comments about why she can’t just have her own children. Now couples don’t speak of their journey openly back then I am sure they definitely didn’t.
Emmeline and her husband had been living separate lives and to the outside appeared the perfect household but didn’t have a personal relationship. Once they tried to find real children to fill in the fictional children’s role they would ask why they didn’t call each other their names and such. The way their relationship turned back into a romantic one through becoming parents to these two kids was so sweet. They rediscovered their love for each other and realized that they had grown so much from the people they were when they married and they weren’t the same person.
Though there was a lot more trouble happening with these two children from an orphanage in London that were basically knicking everything to try to come up with an escape plan if they are sent back to the orphanage.
This is such a sweet story of a found family which had a lot of trouble getting to where they need to be to become a family to possibly keep the children.
The relationships with the butler, and other workers in the house who were more family than anything else was also sweet.
❓ Have you ever been caught in a line then just doubled down 🤣 or what are you reading?
Makes for hilarious story but can get pretty humiliating lol.
Thank you stmartinspress and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
About the book:
New York Times bestseller, Suzanne Enoch takes a delightful new path in her joyful historical romantic comedy, Something in the Heir.
Smart, capable heiress Emmeline Pershing will do anything to keep her beloved home; and all it takes is an arranged marriage and a teeny white lie to fulfill her family’s silly inheritance rules. But now her little fib means that she and her completely unsuspecting husband are going to inherit big — and very messy! —trouble.
Emmeline and William Pershing have enjoyed a perfectly convenient marriage for eight years. Their relationship is a seamless blend of their talents and goals. They’ve settled into separate, well-ordered lives beneath the same roof, and are content to stay that way—or so Emmeline thinks. And if William has secretly longed for a bit more from the woman he adores, he’s managed to be content with her supreme skills as a hostess and planner, which has helped him advance his career.
Then when Emmeline’s grandfather, the reclusive Duke of Welshire, summons them both for his birthday celebration and demands they bring their two little angelic children, William is stunned to discover that his very proper wife invented not one, but two heirs to fulfill the agreement for living at Winnover. But surely if Emmeline and William team up and borrow two cherubs to call their own, what could go wrong? Enter George, age 8, and Rose, 5—the two most unruly orphans in Britain.
As the insanity unfolds, their careful, professional arrangement takes some surprisingly intimate turns as well. Perhaps it takes a bit of madness to create the perfect happily ever after.