Review: Dangerous Decisions – Margaret Kaine

Helena Standish knows that a good marriage will complete her father’s social standing, but she s her papa’s daughter and not about to accept any fool. Marriage to the handsome and charming Oliver Faraday appears to offer a perfect match, so what cause does she have for misgivings?

Dr. Nicholas Carstairs has scant patience with frivolous pleasure-seekers and an upper class that closes ranks against outsiders. Why then is he haunted by the lovely girl in the window, someone entirely beyond his reach?

A champagne celebration at Broadway Manor marks the start of a happy future for Helena, but what no one can predict are the consequences of her decision or the appalling danger it will bring.
My thoughts:
This is not a romance, this is romantic fiction and cos of that there is a long way to Helen’s HEA.
She is a nice young woman, and when a nice man courts her she does think he seems ok. But there is something about Oliver that gave me chills from the start. But they marry and we see their married life, the happy and unhappy parts.
There is also someone else in the shadows, a doctor called Nicholas. Oh she should have chosen him but how could she as they were not the same class and therefore never really introduced. There were just glances. Those were the days. The whole social issue is shown throughout the book, we get the whole downstairs upstairs thing and comments about social issues at the time.
Now do not think it’s an unhappy book. No there is romance at first and then a bit of dangerous things happening too. I liked it as it felt more real. She did not have time to think over things and therefore chose rather quickly. He was a respectable nice man. It was a step up for her. But that does not always mean happiness.

A good book that even had a bit of suspense at the end.
Would i read more?

Paperback, 400 pages
Expected publication: December 7th 2013 by Choc Lit
Historical romantic fiction
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48 thoughts on “Review: Dangerous Decisions – Margaret Kaine

  1. Carole Rae says:

    Poor Doctor Nick….:/ I always feel worse when the lower class person falls in love with a rich person…it is more heartbreaking then when the rich fall in love with a poor person.

  2. Karen says:

    I don't like all the class stuff in historicals that's why I only read the ones with feisty heroines that go against everything lolI'm not a purist! ha

  3. Herding Cats - Burning Soup says:

    Hmm interesting. I haven't read a romantic historical fiction yet. I tend to like the whole HEA no question about it thing. I read one historical fiction earlier this year it was very nicely written but the romance and such ended very badly. This one though sounds like one I could probably handle. WIll check it out.

  4. Herding Cats - Burning Soup says:

    Oh then I could definitely handle that. Yeah this one. After 20+ years of fighting for their hea, going through the great depression, etc and being ripped apart they finally find each other. And literally 5 minutes later are both killed. There were just not words strong enough for that. Made me nervous about historical fiction.

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