To Take This Lord (Brides of Bath Book 4)

To Take This Lord (Brides of Bath Book 4)

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by Cheryl Bolen
     
 

To Take This Lord
Brides of Bath, Book 4
(Previously published in mass market paperback as An Improper Proposal)
Regency Romance � Historical
Sensuality Level: Hot
Approximate word count: 82,000

For the sake of his children, spinster Sally Spencer agrees to marry in name only the widower, Viscount Sedgewick, whom she's always…  See more details below

Overview

To Take This Lord
Brides of Bath, Book 4
(Previously published in mass market paperback as An Improper Proposal)
Regency Romance � Historical
Sensuality Level: Hot
Approximate word count: 82,000

For the sake of his children, spinster Sally Spencer agrees to marry in name only the widower, Viscount Sedgewick, whom she's always loved.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY:

"Does a wonderful job building simmering sexual tension between her opinionated, outspoken heroine and deliciously tortured, conflicted hero." � Booklist

"5 Stars � highly recommended." � Huntress Reviews

"Bolen's writing has a certain elegance that lends itself to the era and creates the perfect atmosphere for her enchanting romances." � Romantic Times

"Sexual tension sizzles." � Happily Ever After

"An emotionally compelling novel that kept me reading well after midnight." � In Print

"A pleasant completion to the Brides of Bath series." � The Best Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013349919
Publisher:
Cheryl Bolen
Publication date:
09/29/2011
Series:
The Brides of Bath , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
57,267
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Cheryl Bolen is the acclaimed author of eight Regency-set historical romances published by Harlequin Historical and Zebra Historical. Her first book, A Duke Deceived, won her the title of Notable New Author and was a runner up for the Holt Medallion for Best First Book. Her One Golden Ring won the Holt Medallion for Best Historical. Her books have been finalists for many writing awards, including the Daphne du Maurier, have been Barnes & Noble bestsellers, and have been translated into French, Portugese, Swedish, Norwegian, Italian, Polish, and Japanese.

Admitting to a fascination over dead Englishwomen, she is a regular contributor to the Regency Plume,The Regency Reader and the Quizzing Glass. Many of her interesting articles on Regency England can be found at her website, www.CherylBolen.com.

She holds an English/journalism degree from the University of Texas and an MS from the University of Houston. Before her first book was published in 1998, she enjoyed careers as a newspaper reporter/editor and as a public school English teacher.

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To Take This Lord (A Regency Romance) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
ANOTHER HIT BY MS. BOLEN! Even though at times, I had a hard time reading this, because my heart ached, it was an excellent read!! I wish the author would include an Epilogue, oh how I love Epilogues!! The lovemaking - was mild, but filled with passion! You will use a lot of your emotions in this story! You will feel sadness and joy, and of course heart ache. I love a Romance Story that builds slowly, and has a great storyline. The children in this story are so precious, it will warm your heart! I did not go into the storyline, as others have described it, just know you will not be disappointed. (ljb)
Sandigger More than 1 year ago
They just keep getting better and better! When I first started reading and realized that Diana was dead I was devastated. After all she was an integral character to the story but it quickly became evident that it not as bad as it seemed. George comes into contact with Sally who has loved him since she was a young girl. To have a solution so early in the story made me think that perhaps it was going to be (yawn) humdrum. Not so! Then the story gets better and better...you have to read this one the author really did an outstanding job! My only complaint was that the bad person doesn't get punished, she just kinda fades away. Great story, I hope this series continues. I am sad that there is only one more left :{
KathyL2059 More than 1 year ago
This is a great story about dreams coming true, and new dreams being realized. It is sweet and lovely and just plain happy. Face it, George is kind of a jerk to Sally for much of the story. His first wife died in childbirth and he hangs on to his grief and uses it like a shield to prevent future heartache. Sally is so patient and so loving, and willing to do anything just to be near him. Sally's care for his children, her care for his home, and her obvious care for him begins to slowly tear down the wall George has built. He slowly changes, and eventually wakes up and lives again. His children are sweet, sweet, sweet. They are given real personalities – they get cranky, they want to be cuddled, they are jealous of each other sometimes, and they are regular lovable children. It is easy to understand how easily Sally, who has given up hope for her own children, would embrace them and treat them as her own. I loved this story – this is book 4 of a series, but I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I have not read the other books in the series. I plan to go back and read the beginning books of the series! My only complaint – and one that seems to have been repeated in a lot of reviews – I really wanted to see an epilogue where the person behind Sally and George’s terrible misfortunes gets her comeuppance. I felt slightly cheated by not having a “gotcha” scene.
kronan1 More than 1 year ago
Great story....................................... Marriage of convenience story with some nice twists and turns.  I'm surprised so many people didn't like the ending.  Though they don't spell it out they are on their way to press charges against the person who was harassing them so you know punishment will be forthcoming.  At least I felt that way.  Anyway a first class read all the way.  I am looking forward to the rest of the series.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really brings the feeling of love and loss. I will admit that I cried at certain parts of this book. So good!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the book has a good tho usual story, but is thin on character development. the heroine is just a bit too mushy and the repartee non-existent. there was no sense (to me) of the time or place being special, and there was much repetition. this is mind candy of the mass market brand, and I would not go out of my way to seek out the other books in the series. I just did not care enough about the characters.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoyed reading Sally and George's. I thought it was an excellent story. The characters who were brought to life in the book were very entertaining.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this story and hope to be able to read the otbers in series. Nice mix of romance and drama.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written romance that I enjoyed thoroughly.
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drralc More than 1 year ago
I loved this book but it left me wanting more. I wanted to see the woman who tried to destroy Sally and Viscount Sedgewick get her just dessert.
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Not sure if its a good thing but she did such a good job endearing her characters that I'm not sure I can read a story where Diana died I hope she gets some really good reviews then maybe I can grin and bear it.