The Bride Wore Pearls

The Bride Wore Pearls

by Liz Carlyle

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ISBN-13: 9780061965777
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Series: MacLachlan Family & Friends Series , #7
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 700,406
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

A lifelong Anglophile, Liz Carlyle cut her teeth reading gothic novels under the bedcovers by flashlight. She is the author of over twenty historical romances, including several New York Times bestsellers. Liz travels incessantly, ever in search of the perfect setting for her next book. Along with her genuine romance-hero husband and four very fine felines, she makes her home in North Carolina.

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The Bride Wore Pearls 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a pleasure to read a liz carlyle book after a long hiatus. The characters are captivating and this story may have some of the most beautiful, tender love scenes of any book. The mystery portion was impossible to guess until the last moment, and I usually figure those out early on. The urgency of clearing Rance' s name seems to drag about two thirds of the way through because we don't actually witness the consequences of his convictions. There is a little mysticism in this series, but it fits the theme of the world a bit on the outside of society and doesn't seem forced. Generally I a.m NOT a fan of paranormal stories. All in all, a very enjoyable book. You will not regret buying it. Just wish it were lendable!
BekahSC More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for Rance's story since One Touch of Scandal. There was a scene in that book that was quite electric between Rance and Jack Coldwater where I wondered what Liz Carlyle intended. Well, as it turns out, not quite what I imagined. Rance is a man determined to uncover a conspiracy that had him tried (and HUNG!) for murder, shredding his reputation and destroying his family. He's on a mission, and nothing is allowed to get in the way, not even the beautiful sister of his friend Ruthveyn who clearly has her eye on him. Despite his obvious attraction to her, it's a long way before he'll admit to his feelings, in part because he feels unworthy. Anisha has to help show he's wrong. Despite my eagerness for this book, I struggled with it. Much of the story dragged, and his protests about not being good enough started to become repetitive. I also had difficulty figuring out the timeline since it overlapped the events of the two previous books. Also, where was Ruthveyn? I figured he and Grace would appear at some point. It was just a little odd. I'm intrigued with Ned Quartmaine and with Royden Napier, one of whom I'm hoping will be the hero in Carlyle's next book.
1historygirl More than 1 year ago
Liz Carlyle never disappoints.  Lovely romance with a twist, as always.  Keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Boring. I usually enjoy her books, but this was a big disappointment. I found the characters to be overwrought, not likeable, and rather ridiculous. The whole drama of the book was overdone, unbelievable, and ultimately, boring. Hopefully, her next book will be back to her usual, fun standards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too repetitive
dianaleez on LibraryThing 10 months ago
You've heard it all before: I'm a faithful Carlyle reader and I think that some of her earlier books are as good as current romantic fiction gets, BUT she's boxed herself in with this series. 'The Bride Wore Pearls' was boring. And while the heroine wore pearls (and even that comes across as contrived) there was no wedding. The title is as misleading as the cover.This is another book with a very thin premise. Hero has a sordid past and a bad reputation, so although he loves the heroine he won't marry her because his ill repute might rub off on her. But rather than clear his name, he pouts and drinks. A secondary character from an earlier book gives him the name of someone who can probably help him set things straight, but he'd rather pout and drink.Things move Very Slowly. Then suddenly as the required word count has been reached, things move Very Fast and all is well.bah humbug!
readinggeek451 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I usually like Carlyle's books, but this one just didn't click with me for some reason. I ended up kind of skimming it.
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Boring yet overly dramatic, where the story and mystery dragged on and on in a wishy washy fashion. It took me forever to finish the book where the only redeeming feature was the chemistry between the leads.
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