Book Review

‘A Tenacious Trent’s Wedding’ by Jane Charles

attw jcSTORY: Dearest Reader,

You are cordially invited to the wedding of Mr. Jonathan Bridges and Miss Genviève Mirabelle. The marriage is to take place at the Church of St. George, Hanover Square, Mayfair, London, on May 1, 1815 at two in the afternoon. I am fully aware that this is not a proper or appropriate time for a wedding. However, the church has been quite busy of late, sometimes with two and three weddings scheduled a day, and neither the bride nor groom were willing to wait weeks just so they can be married before noon. Thus, they have expedited matters and obtained a Special License. This was mainly due to Mr. Bridges not willing to wait longer than necessary to make Miss Mirabelle his bride.

A wedding breakfast shall follow at the home of Lord and Lady Bentley, and a ball will be held that evening. I do hope you’ll join us for this most celebrated event. Besides the Trents, friends and acquaintances you might be familiar with will also be in attendance, but I don’t dare give their names away. That would ruin the surprise.

The Right Honorable Countess of Bentley

REVIEW: May 1815

Rose Trent is the Dowager Countess of Bentley and a second wife.  She was married at age 15 to the former Earl of Bentley who was 35 at the time.  The man was mean, cruel, and cold.  So, Rose is happy now that he died when off on a holiday with a friend.

Clayton Trent is the current Earl of Bentley.  He has three brothers Jordan, Matthew, and John.

Today, Genvieve Mirabelle is marrying Mr. Jonathan Bridges and the entire family – both Rose’s children, stepchildren, and grandchildren have all gathered to enjoy the day.

As I am new to Jane Charles, I found myself a bit confused when I first started reading this book.  Once I discovered that it was an concluding story that includes characters from the entire ten Tenacious Trents novels, I found I could relax a bit more and enjoy the story which was very well written.  There is a lot of humor, good-natured teasing by siblings and friends, and well-developed characters.

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Complimentary copy provided by the publisher


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