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The Summer Bride

The Summer Bride

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by Anne Gracie

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From the award-winning author of The Spring Bride comes the conclusion to the quartet about four sisters, four weddings, and a bride for every season...

Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream—and it doesn’t involve marriage or babies (or being under any man’s thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion—and a


From the award-winning author of The Spring Bride comes the conclusion to the quartet about four sisters, four weddings, and a bride for every season...

Fiercely independent Daisy Chance has a dream—and it doesn’t involve marriage or babies (or being under any man’s thumb). Raised in poverty, she has a passion—and a talent—for making beautiful clothes. Daisy aims to become the finest dressmaker in London.
Dashing Irishman Patrick Flynn is wealthy and ambitious, and has entered society to find an aristocratic bride. Instead, he finds himself growing increasingly attracted to the headstrong, clever and outspoken Daisy. She’s wrong in every way—except the way she sets his heart racing.
However, when Flynn proposes marriage, Daisy refuses. She won't give up her hard-won independence. Besides, she doesn't want to join the fine ladies of society—she wants to dress them. She might, however, consider becoming Flynn's secret mistress. . .
But Flynn wants a wife, not a mistress, and when Flynn sets his heart on something, nothing can stand in his way. . .

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Praise for Anne Gracie
“I never miss an Anne Gracie book.”—Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author
“For fabulous Regency flavor, witty and addictive, you can’t go past Anne Gracie.”—Stephanie Laurens, New York Times bestselling author
“With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot.”—Chicago Tribune
“Anne Gracie’s writing dances that thin line between always familiar and always fresh.”—New York Journal of Books
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Unlike the other Chance sisters, Daisy doesn't want to get married or, considering her cockney accent, limp, and guttersnipe origins, become a "la-de-da lady." Instead, she dreams of an upscale dress shop of her own, where she can put her considerable designing talent and keen eye for fashion to work. This is a dream she would never put in the hands of a husband, or anyone else, not even Irish shipping magnate Patrick Flynn, a man she's clandestinely adored from the first day she met him. But Flynn has a dream, too, and plainspoken, career-focused Daisy is right at its core—if only he can get past her deeply rooted distrust and self-worth issues and convince her to take a chance on him. VERDICT Passionate and sumptuously witty, this final book in Gracie's sparkling quartet has the entire household rooting (and plotting) for Daisy and Flynn to get things right. Gracie (The Spring Bride) lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Chance Sisters Series , #1
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Anne Gracie is the award-winning author of the Chance Sisters Romance series, which includes The Spring Bride, The Winter Bride and The Autumn Bride. She spent her childhood and youth on the move. The gypsy life taught her that humor and love are universal languages and that favorite books can take you home, wherever you are. Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world, writing by hand in notebooks. Since then, her books have been translated into more than sixteen languages, and include Japanese manga editions. As well as writing, Anne promotes adult literacy, flings balls for her dog, enjoys her tangled garden, and keeps bees.

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The Summer Bride 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The conclusion of the Chance sisters stories addresses Daisy's trust, ambition, desire for a clothing shop, and ability to let herself be loved. Flynn is a great counterpart to Daisy's poverty-stricken background, and it takes him a while to realize she's everything he's looking for in a wife. It's a very enjoyable journey and satisfying ending to the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
London - 1817 Daisy Chance was born and raised in poverty. Her dream is to be a dressmaker but feels that it is just not something that is possible for her. Her mentor, Lady Beatrice Devenham, insists that she must learn to act and speak like a lady first. Lady Beatrice has taken in Daisy and her “sisters” Abby, Jane, and Damaris claiming that they are her nieces. The girls had found Beatrice ill and ignored in her bedroom. (How this came about makes it a must for readers to “devour” earlier books in this series.) In addition, Lady Beatrice’s butler, Featherby, and footman, William, were once down-and-out men who have been given a second chance in life by this wonderful lady and have turned out to be excellent and loyal employees. Patrick Flynn is a very successful trader and a man who enjoys wearing flamboyant waistcoats made by Daisy. Today, he is taking Daisy with him to inspect his latest cargo shipment. He has promised to let her have first pick of some of the sumptuous fabrics that just arrived from exotic places. She is eager to get some beautiful material for her dressmaking. Lady Beatrice likes Flynn and is always asking him if he has found a woman to marry. In fact, he is considering Lady Elizabeth Compton, daughter of the Earl of Compton. Even though Flynn is quite rich and his money comes from trade, the Earl may be willing to allow the marriage if the man is wealthy enough. It has become known that the Earl is in debt. However, Elizabeth is not keen on Flynn. Daisy is hard-working, stubborn, and a very talented dressmaker. Her dream is to have a posh dress shop where she can sell her designs. She insists that she will not accept monetary help from others to achieve her dream. As she and Flynn interact, their attraction cannot be denied. Even though Flynn repeatedly asks her to marry him, she refuses. Can this determined young woman find that even though others have failed her in the past, she can learn to trust again? Will Flynn tire and find a wife of the ton? I loved this book and have read several in the series. The characters are adorable. I want an Aunt Beatrice too. She’s the best. Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review