Fortune's Bride

Fortune's Bride

by Roberta Gellis


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Robert Moreton loved his life and duty in the army, it was all he ever wanted. He was happy to be sent to Portugal...until he came across Esmeralda Talbot, shipwrecked in a small Portuguese village and in danger of being forced to marry the headman's son. Robert rescued Esmeralda, intending to send her immediately to England. Only there was no way he could do so, and to save her reputation from ruin, he married her.

Esmeralda could not believe her luck. She had been in love with Robert since years before when he had danced with her at the Governor's ball in India. Married to her dream! Now all she had to do was keep him from fulfilling his promise to annul the marriage.

Robert knew life was brighter and better than it had ever been before-but he had no idea why. Esmeralda did not dare hint at her passion for him, lest her too-honorable husband send her to England. How was she ever to get Robert to realize he was in love and wanted to keep her beside him forever?

Publisher's Note: This book was originally published elsewhere in 1983.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419959448
Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.93(d)

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Fortune's Bride 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
BookishKoals More than 1 year ago
I love Roberta Gellis' books and have been reading her for years. Good feel for the history of the period (I actually learn things from reading her)and the characters are always three-dimensional and interesting. This book actually marginally connects with other books/characters in this series, as is common in her writing.
cecirubo6723 More than 1 year ago
I liked to read about history and this is a great book.
Dianne More than 1 year ago
Ms. Gellis always tells a wondeerful story. This is about the fifth book I have read of hers. Infact, I goback and reread her works from time to time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can recommend this book to those who enjoy a love story combined with history of the Revolution in France and the Napoleonic wars. There is a good deal of validated history in this series so if you read this book, try to read the books of the series… in the order they were written. My draw back in my recommendation is: there was too little of the heroine’s involvement with the man she loved and too much of the war action itself. I found myself skipping over some parts of it. I love serious historical stories but I read these stories for what I call “fluff reading” strictly for entertainment and relaxation and I found in some places I found the story dragged.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was an OK read. Way to much detail in the history of the battles etc. This guy was sooooo selfish. Really did not like him at the end.
heaven63379 More than 1 year ago
I have all of her books. I have loved each one. They are wonderful and they are over 1000 pages lone. I have to say that it is worth reading if you love to read a historical romance book. Get them all!
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