This is one of Katie MacAlister’s historical stories. It is part of a series but stands alone. This story is absolutely hilarious. Her characters are so well done that you can just see the frustration as Harry’s children keep interrupting his wedding night. Plum worries about everything but is loyal. From the first page until the last, this story had my interest and had me laughing. Sexual positions are frequently mentioned due to a book Plum wrote but never described in detail. The escapades the children get into are fantastic. The secondary characters beg for their own stories. Harry and Plum’s pasts invade their present and each is sure that the problems they are having are due to their secrets. Nothing like a little added mystery to go with a great romance.
Harry has decided that he needs a wife. His 5 children are running wild and he misses having one at night. To resolve this problem he puts an advertisement in the local paper. Plum has always wanted a family of her own but due to a scandal in her youth, that desire has not come to past. At the urging of a friend, Plum applies for this position and is shocked she gets it. Should she say anything about the scandal that still follows her?
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You think you've got troubles?
As a spy for the Crown, Lord Harry Rosse faced clever and dangerous adversaries-but it's his five offspring who seem likely to send him to Bedlam. At his wits' end, he's advertised for a wife and found one, but perhaps he should have been a bit more forthcoming on certain points...
Wait till you meet Harry and Plum...
Frederica Pelham, affectionately known as Plum, spent years avoiding the scandals of her past, and is desperate for quiet security and a chance to make a family. What she finds is a titled husband and five little devils who seem bent on their own destruction, not to mention hers. And while all kinds of secrets are catching up with them, Plum knows the real trouble with Harry... is that he's stolen her heart.
"Memorable characters, witty dialogue and suspense...in MacAlister's unique style." -RT Book Reviews