How to Manage a Marquess

How to Manage a Marquess - Sally MacKenzie I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.
This is book two in the Spinster House series by Sally MacKenzie. I have read the previous book but I feel you would be okay with making this a standalone book...but I will say Ms. Mackenzie writing is so good that I would hate for you to miss out on any of her books.
There is a Spinster House that was set up by the previous owner to only have the house used for one Spinster until she married or died... then the house would go to another chosen Spinster and so forth. It is actually a type of curse that is set forth for the Hart Family.
Miss Anne Davenport has her eye on that house. At this time her good friend Cat is staying in the house but Anne knows that her friend is having feeling for the overseer of the house..Duke of Hart. So Anne makes a plan to set in motion some light gossip that might hurry their love affair on so that she can move in. Nate, Marquess of Haywood is best friends with the Duke of Hart and tries to look after him and this so called curse that will kill the Duke of Hart if he marries. So when Nate starts to learn that Ann is trying to move Cat and the Duke of Hart relationship toward marriage he knows he must stop her.