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There Will Be Phlogiston

Friday, January 27, 2023

There Will Be Phlogiston (2014) Alexis Hall (Prosperity)

There Will Be PhlogistonAnstruther Jones is the Phlogiston Baron.
Wealth beyond imagine from ignominious beginnings, he wants to be accepted not because he admires society, but because he wants to find companionship.

Lady Rosamond Wolfram is on the marriage mart because it is expected of her. She will catch a titled husband and do everything expected of her.

Arcadius is the impoverished last lord Mercury. He knows what he is supposed to do–to marry an heiress to revive his house, but he has no interest in heiresses–or any of the young women on the marriage mart.

Both Lord Mercury and Lady Rosamond are drawn to Jones, but neither can afford to ignore the whims of society–can they?

My favorite passage in the book?

“I’m sure I shall be terribly happy when I am a marchioness.”

“I hope so. But I still think you’re making a mistake.”

She stiffened. “Why is that?”

“Because if you married me, you’d also get a carnivorous horse.”

Rating: 8/10


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