|Plot Summary of The Marrying Game|
St. Martin's, Jul 2003, 24.95, 384 pp.
In England, the four Hasty sisters are stunned by the suicide death of their larger than life father, affectionately known as the Zed. Perhaps as shocking is how much he lived above his income, which included keeping the foursome in opulence. Now the siblings face monstrous debts that require they sell their beloved home, Melismate.
In a desperate effort to avoid losing their family home, the oldest sister Rufa insists that she and beautiful sister, Nancy the tease, must find wealthy spouses; thus she sets up the rules of THE MARRYING GAME. Lydia is exempt because she still loves her ex-husband and is raising a young child. Also off the hook is the youngest Selena who still attends school. Although the Hasty women seek affluence in London, the three oldest soon will need to decide between love and money.
This relationship drama is fun to read due to the four sisters and several males who enter their spheres of lives. The story line is character driven so fans that prefer action and suspense need to journey elsewhere. However readers, who value highly in depth looks at people struggling to save a way of life will want to join the keenly written THE MARRYING GAME.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Marrying Game|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Kind of romance:
- secretly interested in business objective
Family, loving relations
Special relationship with
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 3 ()
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- No single main character?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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