Book Review: “How To Tame A Willful Wife” by Christy English

Do you love English history? The Regency Era of Jane Austin? Shakespeare? Romance? Sexual tension? Strong women? Intrigue?  If so, you will love Christy English’s historical romance novel How To Tame A Willful Wife. 

Set in the Regency Era of 1811 to 1820, How To Tame a Willful Wife recreates in an historical romance genre Shakespeare’s play The Taming of the Shrew. Lead female protagonist Caroline Montague is no Katherina. This headstrong and opinionated young woman is beautiful, and can best any man at archery and horse back riding. Caroline also is skilled with knives, and keeps one handy on her person. Caroline’s father arranges her betrothal, and she dutifully complies by marrying the Earl of  Ravensbrook, Anthony Carrington. This dashingly handsome Earl desires a biddable bride and makes it his personal mission to tame Caroline into complacency so she will fit into the royal circle central to his lifestyle. Caroline has other ideas, and that’s when the fun begins.

Although Anthony starts off as a demanding and controlling husband forever attempting to rule his wife into submission, stick with him. These two people have wonderful chemistry that begins with mutual annoyance bound together with hot passion alone, but builds throughout the book to a loving relationship of mutual understanding. English does an outstanding job developing an enjoyable and believable story, filled with rich detail in her description of character appearance, attire and surrounding scenery. This debut romance fiction novel for Christy English gets 5 Stars from QAB! To find out who really is taming who, look for How to Tame a Willful Wife in American bookstores beginning November 6th.




Beth von Staats

is the owner and administrator of Blogger of "The Tudor Thomases", Beth specializes in writing magazine articles, online historical articles, short stories, and flash fiction.

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