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The Husband List

The Husband List

A Novel

Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly

St. Martin's Press




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.



The Husband List by Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the historical romance novel The Husband List, by blockbuster bestselling author Janet Evanovich at Dorien Kelly. The audiobook is read by Lorelei King. Based on the family from the bestselling Love In A Nutshell, The Husband List is the story of an heiress longing to marry for love or not at all.


Praise for The Husband List

Sexy...[Like] a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers classic performance, [the authors] mixed their expert maneuvers with graceful precision to create a fun read with the right amount of humor, suspense, and romance.” —USA Today

“A REFRESHING READ that will keep readers smiling--whether they are brew fans or not...Sassy, laugh-out-loud humor, vastly appealing characters, and an intriguing setting make this fast-paced, suspenseful romance one to imbibe.” —Library Journal

CLASSIC ROMANCE...with an edge of mystery.” —Kirkus Reviews

A story sure to please...Evanovich and Kelly skillfully combine comedy with romance and suspense.” —Booklist

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About the author

Janet Evanovich & Dorien Kelly

JANET EVANOVICH is the #1 bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum novels, the Lizzy and Diesel series, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author, and a dozen romance novels. She lives in Florida.

DORIEN KELLY lives in Michigan with assorted children and rescue dogs. She is a New York Times best selling author and a past-President of Romance Writers of America.

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