Marry Me takes place in 1905 in New York City. Millie Moore is being courted by a man that she really doesn’t like but her family keeps insisting she spend time with him. Millie’s mother keeps telling Millie that she is going to be “on the shelf” soon as she is twenty one and should have already gotten married.
Raymond Wilson sees Millie watching a bunch of protesters on the streets one day and knows this is the girl for him. Only one problem, Raymond has a stutter and is afraid to talk to Millie so he gives her a candy heart to express how he feels.
Marry Me was an OK read, it was a cute old fashioned tale of being courted by admirers when they are interested in you. I really didn’t quite grasp the magic aspect being added into the story though. I suppose a few details would have to have been done differently but with it being a short read you just don’t get enough explanation of how or why the magic takes place or even who can practice magic.
Also, I’ve mentioned in my reviews before I’m not a fan of even a short story not having any kind of chapters or significant breaks to them, this is another that doesn’t which reflects a bit in my rating. It is a short read and perhaps that wouldn’t bother others as it doesn’t take away from the story but it’s just a preference of mine.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.