The Wary Widow (Regency Historical Romance)

The Wary Widow (Regency Historical Romance)

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by Jerrica Knight-Catania
     
 

The Wetherby Brides, Book 3

When Chloe Hawthorne is asked to chaperone her cousin during the London Season, it is with a heavy heart that she departs her home and family in Essex.Though she has been widowed for more than a year, she has yet to move on, and is loathe to do so. But when she meets her cousin's fiancee, Lord Andrew Wetherby, she must choose

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The Wetherby Brides, Book 3

When Chloe Hawthorne is asked to chaperone her cousin during the London Season, it is with a heavy heart that she departs her home and family in Essex.Though she has been widowed for more than a year, she has yet to move on, and is loathe to do so. But when she meets her cousin's fiancee, Lord Andrew Wetherby, she must choose between honoring her cousin's impending marriage and following her heart.

Andrew Wetherby has chosen the perfect bride. She is well bred and beautiful - what more could the second son of a marquess ask for? However, when Lady Elizabeth's new chaperone arrives on the scene, he knows he's made a mistake of monumental proportions. The young widow with the russet curls captures his undivided attention, but as a gentleman, there is little he can do about it...or is there?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032806219
Publisher:
Jerrica Knight-Catania
Publication date:
03/24/2011
Series:
The Wetherby Brides , #3
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
39,537
File size:
636 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Jerrica Knight-Catania knew from an early age that she was destined for romance. She would spend hours as a young girl sitting in a chair by an open window, listening to the rain, and dreaming of the day Prince Charming would burst in and declare his undying love for her. But it wasn't until she was 28-years-old, tired of her life in the theater, that she turned her focus toward writing Regency Romance novels. All her dreaming paid off, and she now gets to relive those romantic scenes she'd dreamt up as a child as she commits them to paper. She lives in sunny Palm Beach with her real life Prince Charming, their Princess-in-training and their aristocat, Dr. Snuggle.

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The Wary Widow (The Wetherby Brides, book 3) 4 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 586 reviews.
A-Reader73 More than 1 year ago
I am a sucker for mischievous twins. And Andrew and Michael are perfectly mischievous in every way. My heart went out to Chloe, she was so easy to relate to. And I found myself falling in love with Andrew right along with her. I am SOOO looking forward to The Bedeviled Bride, because I think that's Andrew's twin - Michael's story.
Island_Reader_Tina More than 1 year ago
Oy… by far, the hardest review I've ever written. This book had tons of promise, but inevitably it was simply mediocre in my eyes. While it was decently written and a real page turner, I couldn't really get into the story. Although, I did like that, even though it was long, it was a fairly quick read. It was also very descriptive, it was like I was watching it all unfold on a screen. I love when that happens. Which is probably the sole saving grace from a lower rating from me. As for my complaints, I had just a few. First was the ability for this story to dwell/drone on certain things. There were many times where I said "just get on with it already!" I was tempted to just start skimming to the good parts at several points because it was beginning to get boring. I also didn't care for the characters very much. They were very self-centered and, toward the end, cruel. I didn't feel this was about romance, I felt it was about deception and making fools of the friends/family the main characters are supposed to love. As for the end… it was pretty bad. I felt like I was cheated out of the complete story. There was no mention of Elizabeth and Michael. In the epilogue when the reader is caught up years later, we reunite with everyone but the two people that played such a huge role in the H/h being together. The end effectively ruined the whole book for me. I was so disappointed. I can't recommend this one for the lack of completeness. And yes, I am aware that Elizabeth and Michael have their own book in the next of this series. It does not change the fact however, that I would have liked to see it in this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a cute story. Needs more charcter build. One explicit scene. Ok recommend to adults.:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
although this book has 500 pages it was a quick but lovely story. i especiall love the rags to riches aspect.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story was very fun to read. Andrew and Chloe's attraction and all the events that took place made it hard for me to put this book down. A must read romance!
MamaKittyCat More than 1 year ago
Another book by this author that I just couldn't put down ~ really loved the story. Will be reading it over and over again since it is full of the kind of characters that I would want for friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not recommend this book at all. Why would the lead character of a"historical romance" be so vain and have no scruples? Beats me. Andrew had no problem visiting prostitutes while engaged and Chloe sleeping with her cousin's fiance did it for me. I can't believe the author did not realize how lame the story was. At the end they tried to make it ok that Lizzie and Michael get together. Historical romance heros are men of courage, seemingly upright yet loving and faithful in their relationships.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book 3 stars, which I would equate to "average but adequate". What I liked is the easy manner of the characters, the somewhat unrealistic - for the times - acceptance of the main charcter among the "Ton", though she's clearly beneth them. However, the author tries hard to explain this oddity by the fact that all the couples in the group married for love, hence no need to be snobish or look down their noses at the "Farm Girl Turned Debutante". What left a little to be desired was the predictability of occurances. Nothing was really a surprise and each instance was telegraphed before it happened. Further, the book ended way too "happy" for me. Even the jilted and never-loved Lizzie, never really has her vengence for being abused by her cousin and bethroted. It was a quick and easy read, with a good story-line. So it was "passable".
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Though there were some parts where a 15 year old shouldn't have read, overall the plot was well structured.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, not perfect, not the best I've ever read, BUT, a great read nonetheless. Just happen to be really partial to Regency era stories, and this only had a couple minor bumps. No major problems with characters acting 'out-of-character', storyline flowed all connections intact. Apparently one story in a series of stories about these characters, so if you like this, there are plenty more where it came from! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont get it. Chloe doesnt have ant guilt over lusting after her cousins fiance and Andrew even contemplating having Chloe as her mistress. At the beginning, Lizzie is painted as selfish then considerate w/ Chloe's feelings. Andrew thinks like a woman, he even blushes. Not a good story.
DarbyJ More than 1 year ago
This was a fast, touching read. I highly recommended it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has you wanting to read more
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beware--the "widow" is only 17! An ok book, but a bit farfetched and trashy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it ....characters were really good loved that the high society characters were not snobby but down to earth
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.
s1w2m3 More than 1 year ago
It was a light fun read. If your looking for more then two "Romance" scenes then your out of luck. I did not like the ending. I feel that she "forgot" about a character and tried to "wrap" it up but not very well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was well written with loveable charactors. Totally loved both families. Like one reviewer said, they woud all make great friends. Highly recmd!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Truly love this series
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Good read. Looking forward to tje next book.