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How to Tame a Willful Wife
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"A sensual historical romance with a feisty heroine and deliciously determined hero."—Night Owl Reviews

It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?

How To Tame A Willful Wife:

1. Forbid her from riding astride

2. Hide her dueling sword

3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers

4. Frisk her for hidden daggers

5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...

Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches.

Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome.

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        After years of acting in Shakespeare's plays, Christy English is excited to bring the Bard to Regency England. When she isn't acting, roller skating, or chasing the Muse, Christy writes historical novels from her home in North Carolina. Please visit her at www.ChristyEnglish.com

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"A sensual historical romance with a feisty heroine and deliciously determined hero."—Night Owl Reviews

It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?

How To Tame A Willful Wife:

1. Forbid her from riding astride

2. Hide her dueling sword

3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers

4. Frisk her for hidden daggers

5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...

Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches.

Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome.

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      • content: "English crafts a lively battle-of-wills romance. 4 Stars"
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      • content: "Christy's imagery was beautiful, and that is so important in an historical story. The story was spicy and sweet and entertaining."
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      • content: "What more can you possibly want than a fast paced, intense story line with tons of lust and dangers to rock your boat."
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      • source: Romantic Historical Lovers
      • content: "Fans of Regency romance should really enjoy this one."
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      • source: The Romanceaholic
      • content: "I will likely be reading more from this author in the future"
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      • source: Breath of Live Reviews
      • content: "How to Tame a Willful Wife is a humorous, romantic take on Shakespeare that I would recommend to romance fans"
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      • source: Reading Between the Wines
      • content: "I LOVED Caroline! A strong willed, stubborn heroine is my favorite kind to read. "
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      • source: The Raunch Dilettante
      • content: "Ms. English puts a new spin on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and she does it well."
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      • source: Linda Banche and Her Historical Hilarity
      • content: "If you like Shakespeare updated to the future, but still in the past. How to Tame a Willful Wife by Christy English is the book for you."
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      • content: "I enjoyed the story"
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      • content: "What made this book stand out, was the beautiful character development that Ms. English wove into the building romance. "
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        September 3, 2012
        Caroline Montague, an only child, has been indulged by her father. She wears breeches, rides astride, and knows how to use a dagger. Anthony Carrington, earl of Ravensbrook and her fiancé, is intent on molding her into a typical lady. As soon as they marry, Anthony starts her lessons in lovemaking and proper behavior; Caroline defies and challenges him repeatedly without stopping to consider his reasons, lying to the servants and circumventing his edicts at every opportunity. Caroline may be an independent and strong woman, but her willfulness and selfishness make her look like a child. Anthony has his own faults, being too proud and stubborn to explain his actions, but his adult realization that marriage will change his life will please readers who weary of Caroline’s tantrums. Their interactions are refreshingly honest and passionate, but Shakespeare fans will find this Regency-set supposed homage a far cry from the original Taming of the Shrew. Agent: Margaret O’Connor, Innisfree Literary.

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        November 1, 2012
        When Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, agrees to marry an old friend's daughter to save the man from crushing debt, he expects to gain a quiet, biddable young wife. What he gets instead is Caroline Montague, a stallion-riding, knife-wielding young miss who makes up in bravado what she lacks in experience. The stage is set, then, for a classic tug-of-war between a hero and a heroine who both suffer from explosive tempers and stubborn temperaments. Billed as a retelling of The Taming of the Shrew, this tale has a bit too much angst and too little levity for it to be considered a true retelling. A bigger issue is the book's mood, which seems more in keeping with the medieval historical novels English has penned in the past (The Queen's Pawn, 2010; To Be Queen, 2011) than with the Regency-era romance it's supposed to be. Still, English clearly enjoyed crafting a capable heroine who is less shrew than spitfire and pitting her against the autocratic and unyielding Anthony and does so with entertaining results.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2012, American Library Association.)

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How To Tame A Willful Wife:

1. Forbid her from riding astride

2. Hide her dueling sword

3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers

4. Frisk her for hidden daggers

5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...

Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches.

Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade,...

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