Tessa St. Croix is a lovely, young woman from a wealthy family who does something that is unusual in 1830’s England! She and her two friends decide to post advertisements to find a husband and they get an answer from three men who are interested. Tessa meets her “applicant”, Joseph Chance, and they are immediately taken with each other. Tessa truly falls in love with Joseph and he with her. The rest of the story has to do with lies, hidden secrets and the topic of mutual consent to have sex. I thought that the author did a very good job handling that topic and including it in the story. The characters were well-developed and I loved Tessa’s insistence to learn about the shipyards and to be employed there. Excellent addition to the Historical Romance genre!
All Dressed in White by Charis Michaels is available from Avon Impulse, an imprint of HarperCollins. An egalley of this book was made available by the publisher in exchange for a honest review.