The Sherbrooke Bride (Bride Series)

The Sherbrooke Bride (Bride Series)

by Catherine Coulter

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ISBN-13: 9780515107661
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/28/1992
Series: Catherine Coulter's Bride Series , #1
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 292,516
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.04(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Catherine Coulter is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the FBI Thrillers featuring husband and wife team Dillon Savich and Lacey Sherlock. She is also the author—with J. T. Ellison—of the Brit in the FBI series. She lives in Sausalito, California.

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Sherbrooke Bride (Bride Series) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 68 reviews.
Storieteller More than 1 year ago
I have read the whole Sherbrooke series, could not wait till the next book came out!. Now, you have to read in order for they read as a movie! I loved each book, enjoyed all the little lives adventures! I laughed and cried at each turn! The Women are strong women with lots of Character to be able to handle these strong Men! Each story shows that women were Strong, independent long before their time! Now after some time, I Am ready to re-read the series. So just pick up the first book, {I keep a stack of books, same author, same series by my bedside and when I finish with one, I pick up the next book in order! So! sit back, Pick up this book and as you read put yourself into the story! You'll be able to picture {in your mind} each and every scene.
Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
The Sherbrooke Bride is the first book in the Bride Series by Catherine Coulter. Douglas Sherbrooke the Earl of Northcliffe is in need of an heir to carry on the family name. He decides to wed the beautiful, Melissande daughter of the Duke of Beresford. Unfortunately, duty comes first and Sherbrooke must send his cousin to wed his new bride by proxy while he is away on a mission. But, when the Earl returns he is married to the wrong sister. His cousin has married Melissande and stuck him with Alexandra the younger, less attractive daughter. He must not only contend with the high spirited Alexandra, but a ghost resides at Northcliffe hall as well, the Virgin Bride. What is the Earl to do? Remain married to the wrong bride or return her to her father? Will Douglas find love with Alexandra? You'll have to read to find out! My Thoughts: The Sherbrooke Bride was not my first read from highly acclaimed author, Catherine Coulter. Coulter has a very wide range in writing, from Regency style romances to FBI thrillers. I prefer her historical fiction and The Sherbrooke Bride did not disappoint. I identified with the high spirited and stubborn, Alexandra who has always been in the shadow of her sisters incomparable beauty. Her reactions to Douglas' attitude are refreshing for a Regency romance. I enjoyed the banter that she and Dougas shared. Her love for him was very deep. Douglas' character was very masculine. He did not come across as a gameplayer or a playboy. He seemed very honorable though a little tight laced. It is nice to see how he starts to loosen up as he begins to deal with Alexandra. The reader will feel his shock and betrayal when he finds he has married the wrong woman, but they will also feel his gradual acceptance of what's happened and the realization of what it means. The subplot of the story involving Douglas' mission as a spy and the kidnapping it later causes, was a little predictable, but it did add an element of surprise and intrigue. I liked this one, not one of my all time favorites, but definitely a good romance.
NikkiSimone More than 1 year ago
This was my 3rd novel by Catherine Coulter (in the space of 2 weeks) and my favorite so far - I borrowed it from the library but would purchase it for myself to add to "favorites" collection. Definitely a book to read again and again. The main characters were well matched and the love/sex scenes were hot!! Add to that a wicked sense of humor throughout and you'll be hooked.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm an avid fan of Catherine Coulter, but this one was not my favorite. I mean, it was a great story and I would read it again, but the only thing I have against it was that the ending wasn't as gripping as all the other books I've read of her. Usually, I'll just about cry and I'm so happy for them, but this one I just chuckled and put down. But hey, still good right?
Guest More than 1 year ago
the first time i read it,i cried beacuse it was such a nice story and very different from others that i read.catherine became my favorite author since then.i love her and the book.my friend is going to buy it for me for my birthday
bookworm2bookworm on LibraryThing 24 days ago
This was her first novel in the Bride Trilogy. ¿Hellion Bride¿ (Ryder¿s story) followed and ¿The Heiress Bride¿ (Sinjin¿s story, the VERY controversial book with a spousal rape scene) was originally supposed to finish up the trilogy of the Sherbrooke¿s brood, but we still had Tysen, so I guess a few years ago CC decided we should catch up with him also, ergo a ¿Scottish Bride¿. I understand that there are a few more stories of their children, but I have not read any.First book introduces us to all Sherbrooke¿s, but it¿s the story of Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe. This was one arrogant, crude, rude, and utterly loving tyrant of a man. He is one of those heroes that we hate to love and we try very hard to put up with all his rude, autocratic behavior only because deep down in our hearts we know that only love motivates this man to put up with all the weirdness and antics this family dishes up for him. Only love for his brother Ryder would motivate our hero to put up with their quarterly ¿bastard meetings¿. Only love would keep him from not murdering his cousin Tony for taking the only woman he EVER considered marrying. Douglas in the end of the book becomes, or grows I should say, into a fully fledged hero we knew him to be from the beginning.Alexandra Chambers is a sweet, loveable albeit plain, and yet very strong young woman who loved this man since she was fifteen. From the beginning of this story, I was frustrated with her meek behavior and I rooted for her to stand up and fight her man-for her man! And just when I thought she¿s down for the count, she picks herself up, and boy does she come up swinging! I greatly anticipated Douglas¿ downfall! Oh, and he did fall! BIG TIME!In rereading this story, I got reminded about why CC¿s books appealed to me. The book is very well written with rich and engaging three-dimensional characters. A good dose of humor and a little intrigue added to it, and viola, we have a first-rate romance novel!Some might say that the sex scenes were graphic, but to me they were entertaining and tastefully written. I got a kick out of Douglas¿ loss of control of his passion for Alex. It¿s nice to see a man lose control once in a while, don¿t you think? All in all, a very good read.As I neared the end of this book, I decided to go ahead and reread all four of the Bride series and I was so glad I did. It surprised me also to find out that this time around, I liked Ryder¿s story most of all, and I understood Sinjin¿s story and the controversy of spousal rape better than I did the first time I read it. At the end of the series, I felt like visiting long-lost family members, and yet I was glad to go home after a short visit.If you never read this author, please find her earlier titles. She used to write well. I¿m not sure what happened to her writing lately, but as of now my disappointment still stands. I hope to change my mind, but I¿m not holding my breath.
onyx95 on LibraryThing 24 days ago
Feeling the families pressure to produce an heir, the Earl of Northcliffe, Douglas Sherbrooke finally decided on taking a beautiful women he had known years before, Melissande Chambers. Getting a personal request from his country for help, Douglas had few options. Heading to France on a mission himself and leaving his cousin Tony Parrish, Lord Rathmore to marry for him by proxy. On his return he discovered that Tony had married Melissande as well as her sister Alexandra Chambers. Book 1 ¿.. I have read all (so far) of Catherine Coulter¿s FBI series, but this is the first of her historicals that I have read. While it has many elements that are consistent with the stereotyping of historicals and it is ,oh so predictable, but the combination worked well for me. Really liked Alex and even found myself liking the arrogant Douglas eventually. Will continue with this series as soon as I locate The Hellion Bride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alex is a great character. Liked her right away and got to like her more and more as I got to know her better throughout the story. Love her feistiness.
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I recommend this book it is funny and sexy.
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One of my favorite novels. The others in the series are just as good. LORRAINE
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First "Coulter" book I ever read and still my very favorite. It's completely outrageous but aren't all romance novels? Especially Regencies??
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The story was full of action, emotions. I could actually imagine the characters, the outfits and the emotions each one experienced. It made me laugh, cry, and cheer for the characters. I could not put the book down until I finished the book (4 times). Great story!
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Live it
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