Kiss the Bride

Kiss the Bride

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by Patricia Cabot
     
 

One lucky man would win her hand...

A lady of London breeding, Emma Van Court never expected to be left widowed — and penniless — in the Scottish village of Faires. But when a fortune is promised if she remarries, the pretty schoolteacher finds Faires' motley assortment of eligible men scrambling for her attentions — from the

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One lucky man would win her hand...

A lady of London breeding, Emma Van Court never expected to be left widowed — and penniless — in the Scottish village of Faires. But when a fortune is promised if she remarries, the pretty schoolteacher finds Faires' motley assortment of eligible men scrambling for her attentions — from the local cowherd to an obnoxious baron!

One sweet kiss would seal their love...

James Marbury, Earl of Denham, was urbane, sophisticated....and utterly at odds among the muddy roads and thatched roofs of Faires. He had come after hearing of his cousin Stuart's passing — and was exasperated to find his maddening, tempestuous love for the widowed Emma was as strong as ever. With bachelors coming out of the woodwork to woo her, James sees only one solution: offer himself to her as a temporary husband...even if secretly he longs to make his "I do's" last a lifetime.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
With this multifaceted, late-Victorian-era romance between a handsome, haughty, stupendously wealthy earl and a beautiful commoner who possesses a social conscience, Cabot (aka Meg Cabot), author of Educating Caroline and The Princess Diaries, once again turns romantic stereotype on its ear. When Emma Van Court tells James, the earl of Denham, that she intends to marry his impoverished cousin Stuart and accompany him to the wild Scottish Hebrides to minister to poor fisher-folk, he becomes apoplectic and tries to thwart their plans. Marriage to Stuart isn't what James had planned for Emma, whom he'd long desired. Too late, Emma realizes that life with Stuart on the backwater island of Faires isn't what she had envisaged either. When James arrives after receiving news of Stuart's death in a typhus epidemic, he finds every able-bodied villager, and even the eccentric and determined local lord, in pursuit of Emma, who's been left a fortune by a fellow parishioner. There's a catch, however: Emma must remarry before she can claim the money. James's transformation from a selfish, self-involved aristocrat to the soul mate Emma has always desired is believably and charmingly limned. Less convincing is Emma's sudden realization that she loves James. Still, this witty, well-crafted romance is written with panache and peopled by unique secondary characters including those of the animal variety. (May) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780743410281
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 4.28(h) x 1.03(d)

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Kiss the Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really excited about getting this book after reading Educating Caroline and Lady of Skye. But this book was a total disappointment. It was not even close to being as enjoyable. It took half the book to get to their marriage. And then, it was over almost immediately. There was just no character development. Rent do not buy if you have to try it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was my favorite. It look me awhile to warm to the plot line and to the characters. But it is a great read with a very romantic and cute plot line.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is filled with mystery, comedy and a great love story. Patricia Cabot is a great writer that has strung together a great story in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book made me read over and over!