The final installment in the “hilarious and steamy” (PopSugar) Regency Vows series follows the heir to a dukedom and a young widow, once very much in love, as they reunite years later to fake an engagement for the benefit of her sister.
West, the Marquess of Weston, and Sophie, Lady Fitzwilliam Bridewell, have lately been spending a considerable amount of time together. But West and Sophie are not new acquaintances. In fact, years ago, they had once been nearly engaged until West’s almost fatal curricle accident and his meddling father threw them off course.
Now recently widowed, Sophie has put aside all thoughts of romance. But when her widowed sister, Alexandra, mentions a fondness for an earl, Sophie realizes that she may be holding her sister back. Alexandra won’t move forward with an engagement until Sophie, too, settles down again, and so Sophie approaches West with a plan. They will announce their engagement and break things off once Alexandra is happily married. It’ll be simple. After all, it’s not like she is going to fall for West a second time, not when Sophie has sworn not to risk her heart again.
Martha Waters is the author of the Regency Vows series, which includes To Have and to Hoax, To Love and to Loathe, To Marry and to Meddle, To Swoon and to Spar, and To Woo and to Wed. She was born and raised in sunny south Florida and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in coastal Maine, where she works as a children’s librarian by day, and loves sundresses, gin cocktails, and traveling.
Why We Love It
“I’ve loved every installment of Martha Waters’s Regency Vows series, and I have been dreading the day it comes to an end. But what a way to go out! Since the first book, To Have and to Hoax, readers have been wondering about and rooting for West and Sophie, old flames whose spark doesn’t seem quite extinguished yet. Martha’s signature banter and hysterical hijinks are in full force in this novel of second chances. Readers will find it a satisfying end to a beloved series; I know I felt that way.”
“[E]ffervescent… Sophie is a refreshingly candid protagonist, whose ability to stand up to the duke is evenly matched with the care and concern she has for her sisters. Waters’s fans will be sad to see this series end but deeply satisfied by this fetching finale.” —Publishers Weekly
“To Woo and to Wed is the perfect conclusion to a perfect series. Martha Waters writes crackling dialogue that’s genuinely funny while giving Sophie and West their long-awaited happily ever after. I’m sad this series is over but I can’t wait to see what Waters writes next!” —Kerry Winfrey, author of Waiting for Tom Hanks
“Perfect for Jane Austen fans! To Woo and to Wed brims with wit and warmth, plus an essential note of bittersweetness that makes this second-chance romance shine. West and Sophie's long-awaited HEA is an exquisite ending to a beloved series.” —Rosie Danan, author of The Roommate
“With her trademark witty voice and fresh take on the Regency era, with To Woo and to Wed Waters once again gives readers a delightful confection of a novel. Martha Waters’s books have taken up permanent residence on my keeper shelf.” —Manda Collins, author of A Lady’s Guide to Mischief and Mayhem
“Waters concludes her heralded Regency Vows series with the most delightful and emotionally angst-ridden installment yet. Like the couple in Jane Austen’s Persuasion, the heartbroken bachelor Lord Weston and the widowed Lady Fitzwilliam Bridewell have been separated by circumstance, but not lust, for seven years. Waters’s books always give the reader consummate root-worthy characters of whom one can simply not get enough, which makes the appearances here of the beloved couples from the earlier books so satisfying, but Weston and Sophie are the most winning of them all. Equal parts scintillating romance and hilarious comedy, To Woo and to Wed is the very mix to win over readers’ hearts everywhere.” —Natalie Jenner, internationally bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society