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Belated Bride

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Amusing Regency romance

In 1814 Yorkshire, England, the groom took the turn too fast frightening the horse of Lucien Deveraux, the Duke of Wexford. The carriage¿s passenger, Lady Arabella Hadley recognizes the injured Due as the person who seduced her and broke her heart a decade ago. Though...
In 1814 Yorkshire, England, the groom took the turn too fast frightening the horse of Lucien Deveraux, the Duke of Wexford. The carriage¿s passenger, Lady Arabella Hadley recognizes the injured Due as the person who seduced her and broke her heart a decade ago. Though tempted to leave Lucien for the mice to dine on, she takes him so that her elderly aunts can take care of him.

Though he feels guilty for abandoning Arabella years ago, Lucien finds himself unable to resist beginning anew with her. Besides his obvious reaction to Arabella, Lucien feels she might be involved with espionage and smuggling, the reason he is in the area. As they begin to become reacquainted, their former love rekindles, but he is on an investigation that probably involves her or a loved one and she has secrets too, making a permanent relationship unattainable. THE BELATED BRIDE is an amusing Regency romance. The story line is humorous due to the lunatic antics of Arabella¿s aunts who serve as the antidote to the grave-like personalities of the lead couple. Though a few too many subplots slow down what is otherwise a fast-paced fun to read tale, Karen Hawkins shows she is a talented author that sub-genre fans will enjoy reading.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

Never finished it

I gave it a shot but found none of the characters engaging enough to finish this book. The 'hero' was terrible and had nothing to recommend him but his good looks. I sincerely doubt any woman who had been so disillusioned and then ruined in society by him would easily f...
I gave it a shot but found none of the characters engaging enough to finish this book. The 'hero' was terrible and had nothing to recommend him but his good looks. I sincerely doubt any woman who had been so disillusioned and then ruined in society by him would easily fall back into bed with him just because he looks good naked. It was at that point that I tossed the book. I never found any parts amusing and most of the 'amusing' parts were unlikely. She has other and much better books worth finishing.

posted by Anonymous on March 12, 2008

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Pretty good

    Liked her other books better. Kind of a slow read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2009

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    A Belated Bride Review

    This book was good, and the only reason I did not rate it a 4 star was because I was really annoyed with Arabella for the first half of the book. She kept insulting Lucien everytime he was trying to be nice. But the was really the only bone I had about the book. It wasn't one of my favorite's but it was a good read.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2009

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    okay reading

    I have read a lot of better books by Karen Hawkins. I was more interested in her seconday characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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