To Catch a Bride

To Catch a Bride

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by Anne Gracie
     
 

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It was the perfect excuse to delay a dreaded marriage of convenience-head off on an exotic journey to track down a young lady missing in Egypt for six years. Rafe Ramsey, son of the Earl of Axebridge, is utterly besotted when he finally locates the beautiful and spirited Ayisha, who has taken a new name. But a mysterious past has made it impossible for her to

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It was the perfect excuse to delay a dreaded marriage of convenience-head off on an exotic journey to track down a young lady missing in Egypt for six years. Rafe Ramsey, son of the Earl of Axebridge, is utterly besotted when he finally locates the beautiful and spirited Ayisha, who has taken a new name. But a mysterious past has made it impossible for her to return to England, and she is on the run from something far more serious than an unwanted betrothal.

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When a cynical, restless nobleman flees an unwanted betrothal and heads to Egypt to track down the long-lost granddaughter of a family friend, the last thing he expects is to find love in the form of an elusive, cross-dressing Arab street urchin. Yet once he snares the fiercely loyal, independent Ayisha, Rafe Ramsey knows she is exactly what he wants—if only he can convince her. English Regency society and the back streets of early 19th-century Cairo spring to vibrant life in this enthralling and thought-provoking tale of survival, secrets, and social class. VERDICT Threaded with charm and humor, this action-rich, emotionally compelling story is the third in Gracie's popular "Devil Riders" series. Though it stands on its own, it is sure to entice readers to read the others. Gracie (His Captive Lady) lives in Melbourne, Australia.

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ISBN-13:
9780425230220
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
298,639
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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To Catch a Bride 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1817 England Rafe Ramsey decides to delay a marriage of convince by seeking missing heiress Alicia Cleeves, who vanished in Egypt six years ago. The son of an earl, Rafe sees his African adventure as a last fling before he says I do. In Egypt, Rafe meets Ayisha, who had lived on the streets of Cairo as a boy until a family took her in. He is attracted to Ayisha, but cannot persuade her to come to England as Alicia to meet her family. She prefers to stay in her home country though he brings unwanted yearnings for him. As they fall in love, he persuades her to go with him to England, but once there he finds his role changed; someone wants the exotic heiress dead. The latest Devil Riders (see THE STOLEN PRINCESS and HIS CAPTIVE LADY) Regency romantic thriller is fast-paced in Cairo and London with the key to the brisk plot being the unique mysterious Ayisha-Alice. Fans will enjoy learning her secret that makes her fear going to England where her grandmother would welcome her with love and wonders whether Rafe can win her heart while ignoring the wrath of his family. TO CATCH A BRIDE is a fabulous historical. Harriet Klausner
Lincoel More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a more exciting book based upon the cover, synopsis and even the first chapter. It still a decent read, but I found the main characters completely unconvincing and very one-dimensional. Some of the secondary characters were much more interesting.
spitzlady More than 1 year ago
Rafe Ramsey doesn't believe in love. In fact, he's willing to accept a marriage of convenience to please his older brother. In stead of getting married Rafe embarks on a quest for the missing granddaughter of a wealthy English family. Ayisha has been on the streets of Cairo since the age of thirteen, dressing as a boy is her only way to get by. But after Rafe Ramsey captures her, she has no other choice but to dress as a woman and go to England and embarrass her family. But Ayisha has a secret that could destroy the feelings that Rafe is starting to have for her. A secret that could destroy them both. This was a excellent book. I liked the characters and the plot.
bambiBP More than 1 year ago
Love, Love, Love this book and now I am reading everything I can find by Anne Gracie
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BlueHour More than 1 year ago
The main characters, Rafe & Ayisha have a great chemistry and I especially enjoyed the character development and interactions on the ship. Good secondary characters too.
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