Carrie Broadbent is faced with a problem when her brother elopes with Prince Luc D'Urbino's intended fiancée and the Prince blackmails Carrie into taking the place of his future wife. Carrie and Luc have an intimate past, which ended when a third party caused their breakup. With their wedding imminent, Carrie can't help feeling resentful for the manipulation, and she also mourns for what could have been. But as Carrie and Luc spend more time together, the past comes into question. THE BLACKMAIL MARRIAGE (3), by Penny Jordan, is a modern fairy tale with a handsome prince, a career woman and a perfect happily-ever-after ending. Deep emotion and romance underlie all the glamorous trappings.

Reviewed by: 
Shannon Short