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~ Goodreads Monday: Something in the Heir ~

This is a weekly meme where any one can choose a random book from their Goodreads TBR and highlight it. Once you choose a book and create your post, make sure you link and reference the new host, @Budget Tales Book Blog. Eventually, I will try to find a rhyme or reason to my choices, but for now, each week will feature a random one that I mean to read soon!


This Week’s Selection:

Something in the Heir by Suzanne Enoch

Expected publication September 20, 2022

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.


This novel sounds like it could be hit or miss, which greatly intrigues me since I am a big fan of historical romances. There are a lot of mixed reviews, so I am looking forward to finding out what I think after finishing it. The storyline takes a married couple with fake heirs and then creates a story with humor and heart as the characters come together. I hope that the author manages to pull this off as it seems like it could go either way. This unknown is what draws me to read this novel and I cannot wait to read it.

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