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Deeanne GistBethany House / 2005 / ePubOur Price$5.794.5 out of 5 stars for Bride Most Begrudging, A - eBook. View reviews of this product. 54 Reviews
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MarthaE4 Stars Out Of 5This has wonderful history and an engaging romance.March 27, 2019MarthaEQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Lady Constance Morrow is visiting her uncle who is being deported to the American Colonies. When she lingers too long she is kidnapped by the Captain. She manages to make a friend of Mary, one of the women who is being transported to be bartered as a bride to the colonists.
Two months later they arrive at a Virginia port where the Captain presents Constance to the crowd as one of the brides. In spite of her protests Constance is sold to a crude, sleezy man named Emmet. Later that night a rugged colonist arrives to claim her, having won her purchase receipt in a card game.
Drew O'Conner doesn't want a wife. He has lost too many family members and the woman he fell in love with died like so many others who never make it through the hardships of wilderness life or the long lonely winters. Besides, Drew doesn't like redheads or girls with freckles. But he couldn't allow the woman to be tied to Emmet.
Drew practically drags Constance through the forest to his homestead. He doesn't want to believe Constance's claims that she is a gentlewoman who was kidnapped. Still, he can't explain her baring, her cultured speech, her ability to read and, to top it off, her complete lack of practical skills. Fortunately for Drew and Constance, Drew's brother Josh purchased Mary who is skilled at cooking and household tasks that stymie Constance such as starting a fire, collecting eggs, and even cleaning.
Local community authorities show up forcing Drew and Constance to marry. Constance convinces Drew to a marriage of convenience which can be annulled later. That was the original plan but things begin to change as they spend time together, Constance grows close to Drew's younger sister and Drew finds himself admiring Constance's determination to learn and fit in. But really, Drew begins to think he is completely unworthy of this remarkable woman and he sets his heart on sending her home to England.
I found this story charming. Constance and Drew are wonderfully real characters. I was just frustrated by their failure to communicate their misconceptions of each other's feelings. The history seemed well researched and I was very interested in the detail of colony life in 1643. My ladies book club enjoyed the story but thought it a bit longer than needed. We recommend this to readers who enjoy Christian, historical romance.
Brandy5 Stars Out Of 5A captivating and intense book!!!August 8, 2014BrandyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I started reading this book on a Tuesday night and by Thursday night I had read the whole book! I had such a hard time putting the book down! I would put it down, go wash some dishes, come back and read some more, then get up to go clean something else, then come back to the book....lol. I knew I couldn't let the book interfere with my housework or my husband would be wondering what I did all day, lol, but this book captivate me! I love old pioneer romance books, and this one was set at 1643 and it showed how it must have been like for the early settlers of America, all their hard work and the heartaches they had to endure, but also the strength and hope they had in God! And the romance and love developing among the characters as amazing! I loved the build up! I have never heard of this author before, but she is a great author that really pulls you into the story! Loved it all the way!!
FaithFictionFactandFluffCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5One of those "sleep depriving" books...January 13, 2013FaithFictionFactandFluffCanadaAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Okay, Deeanne, could you please stop writing books that I can't stop reading. Being unable to put a book down greatly decreases my level of sleep! And yet... I wouldn't trade these late nights for anything! I was so drawn in by the story, the characters and the challenges and hardships that played out in this book. It was wonderfully written and masterfully told. All you fans of Deeanne Gist, romance, historical fiction... I think you'll be very pleased!
ChristineMurphysboro ILAge: 45-54Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5Soft pornSeptember 11, 2012ChristineMurphysboro ILAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Very disappointed. I read Christian fiction so I don't have to put up with the sexual aspect of secular books. This is soft porn. Stirring up passions that are not befitting for Christian fiction. I threw the book away.
sundrop32Huntsville, ALAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Heart stopper!March 12, 2012sundrop32Huntsville, ALAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Okay! S this book was at times emotionally intense. The story starts off with a situation that seems so hopeless! And at first I kept waiting for the lady to be rescued from what had happened....but she ends up going through and it is amazing. Several times I had to put the book down just to have a break from all the "o my goodness" stuff that happens to this poor girl. But my putting it down was never long lived because my curiosity of what was going to happen next would help me get back into the book.
I identified with this book because we all have tough situations that we sometimes have to go throu that require us to look for God's helping us see a better or more creative way of getting through things. This time last year my area was hit really hard with tornadoes and we were faced with going for about 5 days with no electricity.... So, I felt like I could identify with the lady here. And I think this story help me to look back and see how God did help and bless us through those days. And I really had not stopped until reading that story to reflect that we managed to get through so easily.
Definitely enjoy every book from this author. I actually look for her books when I want a good emotionally detailed read. It is like spending time with a girl friend and talking about your troubles. And then encouraging each other in Christ!