The Bridal Season

The Bridal Season

by Connie Brockway

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Book 1 "The Wedding Planner" Series
What's a wedding planner to do when love disrupts her best laid plans?

When actress and part-time schemer Letty Potts steps off the train into the charming village of Little Bidewell, she has no intention of masquerading as the most sought after wedding planner in all of Victorian London—Lady Agatha Whyte. Letty has vowed to go straight, but when the bride's wealthy family welcomes her with open arms, she has no choice but to assume the role of a lifetime and plan the most delightful wedding England has ever seen.

Only one man—the dark and dashing war hero, Sir Elliot March—suspects her ruse. As a man who has sworn off both love and laughter, Elliot is dismayed when Letty's unconventional way of thinking, her saucy wit, and her teasing dimples arouse far more than just his suspicions.

As the wedding day approaches and Letty's charade threatens to unravel into a tangled skein of danger and scandal, she yearns to trust her secrets to Sir Elliot—the one man who possesses the power to lock her away forever. But when he sweeps her into his arms for a forbidden kiss, she realizes her heart is already his prisoner...

"This frothy literary confection sparkles with charm. Witty and wonderful!"— Booklist

"An intelligent, sassy, sensual and utterly delightful read!"—Romantic Times

"Everything readers want in a romance and more. Connie Brockway writes the kind of romance I love."—Amanda Quick, New York Times bestselling author

"If it's smart, sexy, and impossible to put down, it's a book by Connie Brockway!"—Christina Dodd, New York Times bestselling author

"If you're looking for passion, tenderness, wit, and warmth, you need look no further. Connie Brockway is simply the best."—Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author

"Connie Brockway's work belongs on every reader's shelf!"—Romantic Times

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161316870
Publisher: Amber House Books
Publication date: 04/08/2019
Series: The Wedding Planner , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 366,597
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Connie Brockway has written both historical romance and women’s fiction to much acclaim, including earning two coveted starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. She has twice won the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Rita award and currently has over 1.5 million books in print. An avid traveler, gardener, and cook, Connie lives in Minnesota with her husband and any number of spoiled mutts.

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The Bridal Season 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
At the London train station, Henri Arnoux asks Lady Agatha Whyte to marry him. She agrees dropping her train ticket on the floor of the station. Watching the romantic drama play out is music hall performer Letty Potts, who picks up the ticket destination Little Bidewell. She is desperate to escape her boyfriend Nick, who has insured she remains unemployed and burns down the lodging house she calls home destroying all of her possessions. Nick simply plans to force Letty to crawl back on her hands and knees to him, but she takes the train instead.

Letty arrives at Little Bidewell pretending to be Agatha of Whyte¿s Wedding Celebrations. Everyone welcomes the newcomer except local war hero Sir Elliot March. He suspects Letty is hiding something, but perhaps this is a reaction formation on his part to evade his own unwanted passion for the visitor. Soon his suspicions will prove true as London catches up with her, but by then Letty and Elliot love each other.

Readers will skip past the opening gimmick that enables Letty to escape because THE BRIDAL SEASON is a vivid historical romance that depicts life in an English country village near the end of the nineteenth century. The story line moves the reader because of how much the locals care about one another and the newcomer. The romance between Elliot and Letty is filled with guilt, recriminations, demons, and a deep love. Fans of Connie Brockway will thoroughly appreciate this gregarious look at a bygone era mostly through the eyes of a charming, caring, and compassionate charlatan.

Harriet Klausner

ktleyed on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An entertaining and different Victorian historical, not your run of the mill... Letty Potts, an actress, finds herself in the unusual role of impersonating Lady Agatha Whyte, a wedding planner who has run off to get married to a Frenchman. Picking up the reins (against her own better judgment) she enters into the role of wedding planner with gusto, orchestrating a high society wedding in the remote village of Little Bidewell, in Northumberland. This serves her purposes just fine, for she is in hiding from her ruthless ex-boyfriend and former partner in crime, Nick Sparkles. Having dabbled in a many a con game with Nick, she wants no more part in his schemes. Little does she know that while in Little Bidewell she meets the man of her dreams - Sir Elliot March. Tall, dark and handsome - he's also the local constable. Uh-oh. Will he be able to see past her beauty and vivacious personality and realize she's really a fake? What will happen when he learns the woman he's falling in love with is a liar who has hurt not only him, but the rest of Little Bidewell? A quirky and fun Connie Brockway romance that kept my interest until the very end.
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Even though I am a fan of Connie Brockway's writing, I was a little unsure about a book with a heroine who is a con artist posing as someone else through most of the book. I am glad I gave it a chance because it turned out to be totally delightful and extremely romantic. Letty is charming, witty, intelligent and very kind-hearted. So is the hero, Elliott, and you can add handsome and incredibly honorable, too. It was nice to have a hero who had no problem telling the heroine he loved her once he realized it. Letty and Elliott brought out the best in each other. There always has to be some problem in a romance novel keeping the hero and heroine apart but at least this time it wasn't just a stupid misunderstanding that could have been cleared up in a few words. Elliott is a magistrate with hopes of getting into Parliament and making a change for good in the country. How can he let this con artist/thief off the hook and keep his integrity? I ached for them to be together and although I think Ms. Brockway overestimated the tolerance of some of the villagers and other characters, I was happy to suspend my disbelief. This book is definitely a keeper and I highly recommend it.
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This-of course-is an opinion not a synopsis. Male characters are supposed to be handsome-strong-protective and all the good things we female readers want in a man. Elliot is none of these. Not that he isn't a good man-just comes across as almost a non entity. Letty is a charlatan who is ready to run at first light and leave the family in need. On a sensual scale of 1-10 it's a 3. Seems there has to be a nasty ex lover in the picture and catherine is her name. None of the characters had any depth to them so it is difficult to say any jumped out and made an impression. The saving grace are the little missives at the top of each chapter such as: 'some days you're the cockroach, some days you're the boot' are interesting and apropos in this day and age.