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Wedding of the Season (Abandoned at the Altar Series #1)

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

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    Great First Book in a new series!

    This is the first book in the "Abandoned at the Altar" Series by Laura Lee Gurkhe. Lady Beatrix Danbury and William Mallory, Duke of Sunderland were engaged to be married when he got the opportunity to join Howard Carter's expedition to excavate for Tutankhamen's tomb. She let him go and he went! Six years later, she has had adventures with her cousin Julia ( like learning to drive) and is now engaged to Aiden Carr, Duke of Trathen. William comes back and their love story begins again.
    What I liked about this book was that even though the plot is a tried and true one, Ms. Gurkhe did not make the path to romance an easy one. William and Beatrix have not resolved the core issues between them; his travels and her needing a secure home space and traditions. Throw in the fact that Aidan is a nice guy, if a bit stuffy, and it gets complicated. Both of the main characters need to look inside themselves and decide what is really important to them and how to make their relationship work.
    The subplots with Julia and her unhappy marriage, Aidan, and Beatrix's cousin Paul who is dealing with marriage issues of his own make look forward to the next book in the series- Scandal of the Year -due out January 25, 2011.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    Great Read

    Will Lady Beatrix Danbury marry safe and predictable Aidan Carr or will she will follow her heart and marry the adventurous and passionate William Mallory?

    Childhood friends and sweethearts Beatrix "Trix" Danbury and William "Will" Mallory broke off their engagement so Will could pursue his dream of discovering King Tut's tomb. Six years later, Will has returned to England from Egypt to secure financial backing to continue his search for King Tut, and Trix is now engaged to Aidan Carr. When Will and Trix find themselves spending a month at the same house party, they discover the love between them still exists but so do the differences that tore them apart years before.

    Wedding of the Season is a fun-filled novel that takes Trix on a journey of self-discovery. Her deep love of her father and her desire to live a traditional life contributed to her inability to marry Will and move to Egypt. Following her father's death, Trix and her cousin Julia embark on a madcap journey that involves learning to drive a motorcar, skinny dipping in the moonlight and dancing the can-can. Her engagement to the proper and dignified Aidan lacks passion and excitement, but Trix easily overlooks that in her quest for a conventional marriage.

    It does not take long for Will to realize that he is still in love with Trix but he is not going to give up his quest for King Tut's tomb. He cleverly devises a plan to spend time with Trix and bring some much needed adventure to her life, and hopefully along the way, force her to fall in love with him again.

    Well rounded, engaging characters and snappy, humorous dialogue keep Wedding of the Season moving at a rapid pace. Laura Lee Guhrke is a gifted story teller, and fans of her novels will love this delightful new series.

    Originally Posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 25, 2010

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    Laura Lee Guhrke provides an entertaining late Victorian romance

    In 1895, the wedding between childhood sweethearts Lady Beatrix and Lord William is called off when he has a chance to join an archeological dig in Egypt. He asks his fiancée to come with him, but she says no. He leaves without her; humiliating her, his family and angering her family.

    Six years later Will is back in England riding a horse when he sees a woman driving a roadster. The horse bolts and kicks Will in the knee. Trix has no sympathy for her former fiancé, who insists he came home to attend her wedding to prim and proper Aidan Carr. He actually came home to borrow money for the dig as they are close to finding Tut's tomb. Trix goes to see Will to ask why he is home. They argue as he says she lied to him about her interest in archeology while she accuses him of abandonment. Will's best friend Paul suggests he ask Marlowe the publisher. Will goes to Pixy Cove to Visit Marlowe though he knows Trix and Aidan will be there too on a holiday. At Pixy Cove, Trix enters her favorite area Phoebe's Cave when Will arrives. He insists she does not love Aidan. He decides to prove she loves him by kissing her as Julie, Paul and Aidan arrive.

    The lead couple is a fun pairing of opposites with a history. The support cast is strong especially Trix's fiancée and her best friend. Although the story line unfairly makes the cautious Trix the guilty party in their break up and a late twist back at the dig seems off kilter though it forces issues, readers will want to attend the Wedding of the Season as wedding planner Laura Lee Guhrke provides an entertaining late Victorian romance.

    Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Delightful

    Enjoyable to read.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    must read

    I like most all of Laura Lee Guhrke's book.I love her characters, and her stories. I think I have them all, and waiting for the next one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    I found the main couple to both be a little spoiled and whiny, w

    I found the main couple to both be a little spoiled and whiny, which made it difficult to root for them. The love story just didn't capture my imagination.

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  • Posted October 7, 2013

    If you can get past the historical inaccuracies of anyone before

    If you can get past the historical inaccuracies of anyone before 1922 knowing who "Tut" was, let alone actively looking for him...not a bad book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    Too cute

    A very sweet story! A must buy!

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  • Posted February 28, 2011

    Downloaded the prologue and the first letter of each chapter.

    I bought the Nook copy of this and it only downloaded the prologue and the first letter of each chapter. It's a shame, I really liked the first book in the series but I'm not going to pay for an electronic copy plus a hard copy just to read a "trashy romance novel."

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 25, 2011

    A delightfully fun read full of romance!

    This book was full of fun and you could feel the love and raw emotion along the pages The love story is grand and the romance is passionate. I highly recommend this book!

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  • Posted November 16, 2010

    AN AMAZING HISTORICAL ROMANCE WITH ADVENTURE AND PASSION!

    WEDDING OF THE SEASON by Laura Lee Guhrke is a delightful historical romance set in 1900 England. It is the first in Abandoned at the Altar. It is well written with depth,details,fast paced,with twists and turns. It has passion, archeology,sweet sensuality, adventure, romance, forgiveness, trust, courage, responsibilities, and motorcars. The heroine, Beatrice, is beautiful, predictable,intelligent, charming, raised to be a Lady, has been in love with the hero,Will, since childhood, was engaged to him. Their engagement was broken when Will chose his lifetime dream of finding King Tut's tome in Egypt over Beatrice's dream of family and children in England. Will, handsome, adventurous, an archaeologist, a Duke, in love with Beatrice since childhood, believed she wanted the same thing as he with adventure and a love of archeology. But when she refuses to leave England,and her father to follow him to Egypt that dream is lost until he returns some six years later. Her father and his are dead, Beatrice is engaged to someone else.Although, they try to refuse their feelings for each other, it doesn't take long for Will to realize all may not be lost after all. He has returned to England to find additional funding for his dig in Egypt.Beatrice's fiancee is no love match,but based on respect, and mutual companionship. When Will and Beatrice are found in each other's embrace, the fiancee breaks off the engagement. What is left is a passion between Will and Beatrice. Will is determined to win Beatrice's heart again. But time is not on their side. For Will will have to leave England for Egypt sooner than he had expected. Beatrice still refuses to marry him or go to Egypt with him. Will the heart win over the brain? or will Beatrice be left behind again by Will? Love can conquer all if truly given the chance. This is a story of love from childhood through adulthood, the many sacrifices, hurts and longing. Will one man give up his dream of finding King Tut's tomb and Archeology in order to live his life with his one true love? and Will one woman give up her dream of a family of her own, her love of her country, and the land for the adventure of following her heart and her one true love?In order to find out you MUST read this book for it will capture your heart. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy history, true love, passion and adventure. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins and My Book Addiction and More.

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