The Wedding Journey

The Wedding Journey

by Carla Kelly

Paperback(Mass Market Paperback - FIRST)


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451206954
Publisher: Signet
Publication date: 11/19/2002
Series: Signet Regency Romance Series
Edition description: FIRST
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Wedding Journey 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just literally finished reading this book and am ashamed that I allowed it to sit for weeks on end on my bookshelf before forcing myself to make time and read it. This was literally THE BEST signet regency book I¿ve ever read and I truly loved and adored the characters that were fully developed and unique and every possible way. Despite the summary located on the back of the book that is NOTHING to what the book has in store. The story all begins with Captain Jesse Randall, surgeon to the English army serving in northern Spain against the dreaded French. He has always loved the young Elinore Mason, a poor beauty with heart and soul. He is not your typical war hero with no fear and all about guts and glory. He is a new type of protagonist I¿ve been waiting to read about. He¿s kind, shy and always thinking of others before himself. Ms. Kelly delves deep into his feelings and really brings readers to love him and want him to survive ALL that he goes through. I cannot help but think to myself that this book would make the best movie of all time. It is a great war epic that has (of course) all the things that many love to read about: Romance (naturally), intrigue, drama, and action. There was not one character that didn¿t stop the even flow of the book and every point and detail given in the narratives only helped you understand situations more. I¿ve never read a more ¿feeling¿ book than this and this is number one on my recommend list.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nell Mason found herself in an odd pickle. Her father owed gambling debts to Major Bones. Bones made it known that if Nell married him, he would cancel the debt. Nell had no idea how she could get out of marrying the horrid man. Captain Jesse Randall had been in love with Nell for several years but had kept silent. When he learned of her plight, Jesse offered Nell his hand in marriage with the promise of an annulment, if she so wished, once Bones had given up on her. Jesse had hope that he could woo Nell into falling love with him before that happened. He hoped to win Nell's hand forever! major Bones did NOT give up easily. Revenge would be sweet. ***** This is an amazing story with a few twists from the "normal" type of Regency Romances. I cannot recommend it highly enough! I look forward to Carla Kelly's next release! ***** REVIEWER: DETRA FITCH
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love Carla Kelly's work. I think that she is the most original romance author I have ever come across. Usually, her work really paints a vivid picture of the characters, but I think that in this novel the story has overwhelmed the character development a bit. I never really felt like I knew the hero or heroine very well. However, the story is excellent and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it!
debs4jc on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Nell has had a hard life, growing up with a father driven by his impulse to gamble and drink and having to fend for herself at the army camp. Fortunately she has found a niche for herself assisting in the medical tent. But her small happiness with the staff there is threatened when her father makes plans to marry her off to pay his debts. One of the doctors, an unimposing young man named Jesse, becomes part of a scheme to save her--by marrying her. But unknown to Nell, Jesse really does love her and although he has said he will annull the marriage once she is safely across the border, he hopes to win her over with and declare his love for her so that they can truly be man and wife. However, they are in the middle of a war, and first of all they have to find a refuge from their enemies-which is easier said than done.A sweet little romance with a nice historical feel.
roxiereads on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Captain Jesse Randall, surgeon, loves Nell Mason. This story is a touching, simply told saga of their marriage and subsequent retreat across Spain. They married for her protection because her father was being bullied into selling her to an abusive army officer in repayment of gambling debts. The frustrated bully sees that they, and the army hospital they work in, are abandoned during the retreat. Our hero, heroine, patients and other medical personnel are forced to find their own way across Spain.This story is moving. It is told in a simple compassionate, narrative style and tells some of the horrors of war, plus the dirt, mud, thirst and hunger.The Wedding Journey is truly well done and is one of my favorites.