A Bride Most Begrudging

A Bride Most Begrudging

by Deeanne Gist
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A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The "tobacco brides" would be on board--eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields.

Drew O’Connor isn’t stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.

What he ends up with is a wife--a feisty redhead who claims she is Lady Constance Morrow, daughter of an Earl, brought to America against her will. And she want to go straight back to England as soon as she possibly can. She hasn’t the foggiest notion how to cook, she dares to argue with her poor husband, and spends more time working on mathematical equations than housework. What kind of a wife is that? Drew's Christian forbearance is in for some testing.

Headstrong and intelligent, deeply moral but incredibly enticing, Constance turns what was supposed to be a marriage of convenience into something most inconvenient, indeed.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764200724
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2005
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 433,816
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Deeanne Gist—known to her family, friends, and fans as Dee—has rocketed up the bestseller lists and captured readers everywhere with her very original, very fun historical & contemporary romances. Add to this four RITA nominations, two Christy Awards, rave reviews, and a growing loyal fan base, and you've got one recipe for success. She has a very active online community on her website at IWantHerBook.com and at Facebook.com/Deesfriends.

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Bride Most Begrudging 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 95 reviews.
JoannaTX More than 1 year ago
I was at Sam's Club checking out the book section and bought this one along with Courting Trouble and its sequel, Deep in the Heart of Trouble. Honestly, the synopsis on the back cover of A Bride Most Begrudging didn't appeal to me as much as the Trouble books, but I bought them in case I devoured the other two too fast. And I did, which led me to reaidng this one. It was certainly not a disappointment, but rather a nice surprise. The characters felt nice and flshed out - just the way I like them. I really like the whole angle with Contance's math thing - it really added something to the novel. I definately recommend it to anyone who enjoys historical fiction or even just looking for something new to read.
MichelleSutton More than 1 year ago
I found the subject matter of this book (a forced marriage under dreadful circumstances) extremely captivating. How does one who has full marriage rights grow to love a stranger enough to want to be married to them in all ways? The tension in this story was highly believable and exciting to read. A real page turner. The historical element and Constance's bumblings at trying to be a good colonial wife was thoroughly intriguing and very sympathetic. I felt like I was in the colonies with her and couldn't stop reading. I was so glad when the couple finally admitted their feelings to each other, but then I wanted to slap Drew for thinking it best for her to be shipped back to England where she'd be 'happier.' I wanted to cry with Constance when Drew started avoiding her and refusing to get close. How painful and real. I won't say anymore or it may spoil some of the details for the reader. Overall this was a satisfying read with a wonderfully written spiritual element and moving romance theme. I'd love to see more books published by this author. It doesn't get better than this!
HistoryLoverJB More than 1 year ago
Quite possibly my favorite books! Love, love this book. I fell in love with both characters, as well as Grandma, Mary & Sally. Every character was shaped and molded and easily relatable. I've read it multiple times and every time I still get excited and can't put it down. No doubt, this is my favorite book of Deeanne Gists. Would absolutely recommend it.
Sneezybee23 More than 1 year ago
Lady Constance Morrow only boarded the ship because she wanted to bid her uncle goodbye. Unfortunately, a deceptively simple choice leads to her being kidnapped, sold as a tobacco bride and then won on a gamble by Drew O'Conner. When she is forced into a marriage of convenience, she remains convinced that once her father hears of her misfortune, he will bring her back to England. What she does not count on is the strong attraction between her and her new husband. But this is only one of many struggles that she faces. Will their growing love survive the struggles that rage inside each of them? This was actually my second time reading A Bride Most Begrudging and I had the same opinion of it that I had the first time. I loved the story. It is well-written and the pace is perfect. There is plenty of romance and even the occasional moment of humor. I loved the characters and the depth that the author gave to them. However, the sexual overtones are so strong that they almost overpower the story. It's just a matter of personal taste whether or not that would bother a reader. Deeanne Gist is known for her edgy fiction and most of the time I love her books, but this one is actually my least favorite by her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being a christian book I wasn't sure I would really get into it. Not that there is anything wrong with a clean book just not my normal read. That being said, I really enjoyed this book. Drew was so tough yet sweet. This book kinda sucks you in. One minute I thought I couldn't read it any more and next minute I couldn't put it down. Sweet!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite books
Shermaria Major More than 1 year ago
Could not put this down! I was totally on the edge of my seat!
KTB16 More than 1 year ago
This is a really touching, romantic book. I've read it a couple times now and everytime I reread it I enjoy it. The characters are interesting, the historical period is engaging and the plot is very sweet, even if a bit predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good. Enjoyed this immensely. I loved the history, biblical reference and story line.
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Cindi_A More than 1 year ago
This was such an entertaining book. I laughed out loud so many times. Deeanne Gist has an amazing ability to tell a story that grabs you from the start and doesn't let go until long after you've finished the novel. The characters a so realistic and the scenes are well described. The storyline is well put together to go with the time period. My favorite character was Constance because of her spunk and tenacity. I highly recommend this fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoy historical novels and this just fit the bill. This book was an easy read and it was definitely not trashy. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys history based novels.
BellaBW More than 1 year ago
Yet predictable.
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shelle045 More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by Deanne Gist...and I fell in love with her writing style. I absoultely loved this book...great plot.. the characters were well developed...and it had a nice pace to it. I will be getting all her books to read now..what a  awesome author! 
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Deanne Gist is one of my favorite authors. I have most of her books on my nook and reread them periodically. her research into the culture and time period of her writings is clearly evident. Her characters are fully developed. all her books tell a beautiful love story for God and each other. I highly recommend all of her books and look forward to new releases.
1-pageturner_ More than 1 year ago
A top notch romance novel backed up with historical references that lend a credible feel to the story. Even though it has the ear markings for "jumping to conclusions" without any grounds to substantiate their imaginations working overtime--it was a great read!
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