Friday, November 08, 2019

A Covenant of Marriage by C.P. Odom ~ Review

Title: A Covenant of Marriage
Author: C.P. Odom
Publisher: Meryton Press
Genre: Pride and Prejudice variation
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Format Read: Kindle ebook

Book Blurb: A Covenant of Marriage–-legally binding, even for an unwilling bride!

Defined as a formal, solemn, and binding agreement or compact, a covenant is commonly used with regard to relations among nations or as part of a contract. But it can also apply to a marriage as Elizabeth Bennet learns when her father binds her in marriage to a man she dislikes. Against her protests that she cannot be bound against her will, the lady is informed that she lives under her father’s roof and, consequently, is under his control. She is a mere pawn in the proceedings.

With such an inauspicious beginning, how can two people so joined ever make a life together?

My Review: So this novel is a forced marriage scenario between Darcy and Lizzy. Darcy has been pining for Elizabeth for years while Lizzy has hated Darcy for years. So Mr. Bennet makes Lizzy marry Darcy and she's not happy about it. Though she stops hating him as soon as she gets some from Darcy. There was no real conflict in this book and the Wickham issue is solved very early on in the novel so you don't even have him for a villain.

I vaguely remember reading this on A Happy Assembly awhile back and enjoying it and that is still the case. If you want to read a story without any real conflict and plenty of hot mush this is the book for you.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5


  1. If they have known each other for years did they still originally meet at Netherfield

  2. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Kristina.

  3. Thank you for your review, Tina. :) A story without a flashy villain must focus upon other things, like relationship development. In the case of Darcy and Elizabeth, that is what I most like to read of in a story. This sounds like a good one!

  4. Thanks for sharing your review. It sounds like one I would enjoy as I prefer no- or low-angst.

  5. I enjoyed the short and sweet review, Tina. This story has definitely piqued my interest. If Mr Bennet knows her daughter's dislike for Mr Darcy, why does he still arranged for their marriage? Does he has his reasons?

  6. This is interesting. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the book. It is not common that there is no major conflict in stories. I am eager to know how engaging this story will be