Isabelle and Alexander

Isabelle and Alexander

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Manchester, 1850

Isabelle Rackham knows she will not marry for love. Though arranged marriages have fallen out of fashion, hers has been settled for some time. Alexander Osgood is handsome, well-known, and wealthy, but he is distant and aloof, spending much of his time at his textile mill.

Moreover, Northern England is nothing like Isabelle's home in the Lake Country, and her marriage is far from the fairy tale she expected. Conversations with Alexander are awkward, when they happen at all, and Isabelle struggles with loneliness.

Sensing his wife's unhappiness, Alexander brings Isabelle to his country estate. During their time together, the couple begins to build a friendship, opening up to each other about the details of their lives. But when a tragic accident leaves Alexander unable to walk, their fledgling relationship is tested.

Isabelle is determined to see to her husband's recovery, and in caring for him, she discovers within herself an untapped well of strength and courage. In learning to rely on each other, the couple has an opportunity to forge a love connection that they both have longed for but never dreamed could be.

Title:Isabelle and Alexander
ISBN:9781629728476
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    Isabelle and Alexander Reviews

  • Randi Annie Framnes

    Isabelle and Alexander is the standalone by Rebecca Anderson, published by Shadow Mountain Publishing. We follow Isabelle Rackham as she marries wealthy industrial cotton mill owner Alexander Osgood a...

  • Melissa

    You know I am shocked I liked this one so much. It is not my normal read. I do love arranged marriage stories but this was not at all what I expected. It is the time of England's industrial age, Think...

  • Alisha

    This was a beautifully written story that kept my interest from start to finish. Fans of Elizabeth Gaskell's classic "North and South" will find plenty to enjoy here, with the reserved cotton mill own...

  • Rachel McMillan

    There's a lot of catnip for me here in another lovely Shadow Mountain publication.I loved the slow burn romance, the typical Victorian first person narrative and the deep research into the textile ind...

  • Julie Carpenter

    I don't think I've read too many books with the premise of one of the main characters being in an accident and needing to have rehabilitation. I was really excited to dive into this one when I saw tha...

  • Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)

    Isabelle and Alexander is a sweet story that deals with an arranged marriage with unexpected difficulties.Isabelle is a woman of fortitude. Life has not turned out how she expected, in spite of disapp...

  • Danielle

    The best stories strike the balance between a satisfying end and still leaving the reader wanting more. Isabelle and Alexander did just that for me. I felt emotionally invested in their story, rooting...

  • Patti Wolff

    "Isabelle and Alexander" is an unusual marriage of convenience story. Gentle, gritty, somber or joyful by turns, this emotional and heartfelt tale explores the weighty subjects of a serious paralyzing...

  • Jewel

    I read this book because of the setting and how it reminded me of North and South.But I ended up really enjoying it We read from the POV of Isabelle about her arranged marriage to a handsome Mill owne...

  • Abigail Harris

    This is an interesting story with intriguing characters, I enjoyed the setting, however, I would have liked to see more than just one point of view.I do not agree with the publisher's beliefs (which I...