The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage – Marguerite Kaye

The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage

(Penniless Brides of Convenience #4)

Marguerite Kaye

Lord Daniel Elmswood/Lady Kate Elmswood

Published: January 1, 2020 

My Rating: 5/55 star


Their marriage was a solution…

Until passion turns it into a problem!

Part of Penniless Brides of Convenience. Lord and Lady Elmswood’s convenient marriage has allowed them to live separate lives for years. Until larger-than-life Daniel almost dies and Kate must nurse the husband she barely knows back to health…and discovers how maddeningly attractive he is! With the clock ticking on his departure, they disagree on everything—except the impossibility of resisting each other!


The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage is the fourth and final book in author Marguerite Kaye’s “Penniless Brides of Convenience” series. This story focuses on two characters that we’ve heard a lot about in the previous stories in this series. Although Kate has been in each story and we’ve gotten to know her, this is the first time we actually get to meet Daniel! I’ve been truly anticipating their story and how Ms. Kaye would turn this marriage of convenience to a love match.

Daniel Fairfax, Lord Elmswood returned to Elmswood Estate eleven years ago at the death of his father. His plan was to conclude his business with Elmswood’s estate manager Mr. Wilson and leave as soon as possible back to his business abroad. What he didn’t expect was to get married to Mr. Wilson’s daughter, Kate.

Lady Kate Elmswood was born and raised on Elmswood estate as the estate manager’s daughter. When the elder Lord Elmswood dies, the possibility of Kate and her father being turned out of the only home she has ever know has Kate proposing a marriage of convenience to Daniel.

Such a fabulous story to end this wonderful series! For those of us who have been following this series, we finally get to meet the mysterious Uncle Daniel! Although they’ve been married for over eleven years, this is the first time in their marriage where they’ve actually spent any time with each other. They are strangers to each other and I enjoyed watching them get to know each other.

I’ve always liked Kate in the previous stories and I really felt that Daniel brought out a side of her we hadn’t seen. Her personality really shined when they were together. She’s always enjoyed taking care of the estate, but traveling across the world to rescue Daniel has her questioning her purpose in life and wanting more. As for Daniel, he’s really struggling to be back home, a place he’s avoided for years. He has no desire to stay or ever return until he starts to develop feelings for Kate. Daniel was such an intriguing character and I enjoyed getting to know him and watch him emerge from the shadows of his past.

Ms. Kaye did a fabulous job with Daniel and Kate’s story! The banter and awareness between Kate and Daniel had me struggling to put the book down. They were a fabulous couple and their ending was perfect for them as a couple.

I have to give a special mention to the epilogue for this book. I loved getting a final look at the Brannagh sisters and their spouses. It was wonderful to see everyone happy and hearing of each of their unique and special HEA’s. I really think Ms. Kaye ended this series on a wonderful note and I’ll be watching to see what she has in store for us next! Highly recommend the entire series!

~ Rose

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