The Ideal Bride

The Ideal Bride

Such an event would be the perfect setting in which to refresh his memory and further his acquaintance with Elizabeth, his ideal bride. Feeling indebted to Caro, he strolled inside—he needed to unpack his evening gear.

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061745843

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Laurens has created some of romance's most unforgettable novels. Now she has created her most provocative love story—and amazing hero—to date. This is the book that dares to ask the question: Who is this man's ideal bride? Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of Parliament—a man destined for power. Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, he is just arrogant enough to capture the interest of the ladies of the ton. And with his connections to the wealthy and influential Cynster family—his sister is married to Devil Cynster, the Duke of St. Ives—his future appears assured. Except that Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife. Political pressure sends him searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, malleable young lady, preferably one with a political background. Michael discovers such a paragon but finds a formidable obstacle in his path—the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt—Caroline Sutcliffe. One of London's foremost diplomatic hostesses, Caro has style and status but, having lived through an unhappy political marriage, wants nothing of the sort for her niece, who has already lost her heart to another. So Caro and the younger woman hatch a plot—Caro will demonstrate why an inexperienced young lady is not the bride for Michael. She succeeds in convincing him that what he really needs is a lady of experience by his side. And the perfect candidate is right under his nose—Caro herself. Then it is Michael's turn to be persuasive, a task that requires every ounce of his seductive charm as he tempts and tantalizes Caro, seeking to convince her that becoming his bride will bring her all her heart desires . . . and more. But then a series of mysterious, and dangerous, accidents befall Caro—an assailant has stepped in with their own idea for Caro's future—one that could involve murder. Before Caro can become Michael's ideal bride, they must race to uncover the unknown's identity before all hope of what they long for, and wish for, is destroyed.
Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Bride

The Perfect Bride

“At Land's End, I was the perfect bride.” “You are the perfect bride now,” he said firmly. “Are you ever unkind?” she gasped. “It is not my nature,” he said, somewhat perplexed. Suddenly Blanche realized she hadn't thought about the ...

Author: Brenda Joyce

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460301920

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A childhood trauma has left Lady Blanche Harrington incapable of all emotion, least of all love. Now circumstance demands she marry, and Blanche dreads choosing from her horde of fawning suitors. For one very eligible gentleman has not stepped forward…. A war hero and a recluse, Rex de Warenne has long admired Lady Blanche. Though fate and his own dark nature have robbed him of any hope for the kind of future such a lady deserves, Rex is determined to aid her—and keep his feelings to himself. But when their growing friendship leads to a night of shocking passion, Blanche's newfound memories threaten their fragile love…and Blanche's very life.
Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Bride for Mr Darcy

The Perfect Bride for Mr  Darcy

Mary is right. We should be doing everything we can to prevent such a marriage.” “It is my opinion that Wickham can only be made to marry Lydia under ... “Lizzy, Mr. Nesbitt may not be the ideal, but the 287 The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy.

Author: Mary Simonsen

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402261470

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 967

If the two of them weren't so stubborn... It's obvious to Georgiana Darcy that the lovely Elizabeth Bennet is her brother's perfect match, but Darcy's pigheadedness and Elizabeth's wounded pride are going to keep them both from the loves of their lives. Georgiana can't let that happen, so she readily agrees to help her accommodating cousin, Anne de Bourgh, do everything within their power to assure her beloved brother's happiness. But the path of matchmaking never runs smoothly... Praise for Searching for Pemberley: "A precious jewel of a novel with a strong love story and page-turning mystery. Absorbing, amusing, and very cleverly written." -The Searcher , Newsletter of NEPA Genealogy Society "An amazingly unique and engrossing tale...without a doubt a must read for any fan of Pride and Prejudice." -The Long and Short of It "Fans of historical fiction and Austen should savor this leisurely read." -Publishers Weekly "This was such a sweet, lovely read, with such rich characters and it was with much regret that it had to end." -A Bibliophile's Bookshelf
Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Bride

The Perfect Bride

You're right, there's someone here who can hurt Meredith, but it's not me. ... I don't need you here, especially if you are right and someone has been attacking you. ... Would you let some other couple 166 The Perfect Bride.

Author: Kerry Connor

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9780373696888

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 244

Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Someone dead… Adam Sutton's instinct for trouble failed him once before—and nearly destroyed his sister's life. He'll do anything to make amends, even help her turn their family's mansion into a successful destination-wedding business. But when Jillian Jones suddenly arrives at Sutton Hall, this brooding businessman suspects the bride-to-be isn't what she seems. She's asking too many "innocent" questions about the hall's tragic history and the mysterious death of its first paying bride. She's defying his orders to leave, even as strange accidents threaten her. And her fiery determination is making it impossible for Adam to resist getting dangerously close. Now their only chance to survive means gambling on an all-too-fragile trust—even as someone in the darkest shadows prepares to dress another hall bride in black.…
Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Bride

The Perfect Bride

... TWENTY CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE EPILOGUE A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR The Dastardly Duke BOOKS BY EILEEN PUTMAN: The Perfect Bride Eileen Putman Copyright The Perfect Bride Copyright©

Author: Eileen Putman

Publisher: Eileen Putman

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 775

Categories: Fiction

The Perfect Lover

The Perfect Lover

STEPHANIE LAURENS's CYNSTER NOVELS continue with The Ideal Bride available now wherever books are sold f Following is an excerpt from The Ideal Bride, which tells the tale of Honoria's brother, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby, ...

Author: Stephanie Laurens

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780061749254

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 546

Never let it be said that a Cynster male can't face up to the one unassailable truth: A successful marriage gives life its fullest meaning. To all of English society, Simon Frederick Cynster has a perfect life—one of enormous wealth and impeccable social status. His lean handsomeness turns the heads of naïve debutantes, while his sensual allure ensures he never lacks for more sophisticated partners for a night, or more, of pleasure. Yet despite all of this, Simon knows that there is something—or rather someone—missing in his life. To achieve true contentment, Simon must find a lady accomplished enough to be his wife, someone who will spend her days as a member of one of England's most influential families ... and her nights pursuing duties of a more private—and personal—nature. But Simon knows what to expect if he reveals his intention to choose a bride; nothing could be more tiresome than having every blushing miss on the marriage mart thrust upon him. So he discreetly begins his search at a house party at Glossup Hall . . . and is astonished that the lady who immediately captures his interest is Portia Ashford. Simon has never considered Portia as a potential wife. He's known the raven-haired beauty since childhood; she's willfully independent and has always claimed to be uninterested in marriage. But an unexpectedly heated kiss abruptly alters the rules of their decade-long interaction. Soon they begin to long for the moments they can spend in each other's arms. But all is not as it seems at Glossup Hall. As Simon and Portia begin to explore the depths of their mutual passion, a shocking murder is committed ... and it appears that the next victim will be Portia herself. And even more shocking than the fact that a murderer secretly walks among them is the realization that all of Simon's considerable strength and influence may not be enough to protect Portia—his once and always perfect lover . . .
Categories: Fiction

The Nuer Conquest

The Nuer Conquest

The “ idealbridewealth represents what is conventionally regarded as the reasonable demands of the bride's kin and imposes some limits upon the expectations of the parties entering into a bridewealth negotiation .

Author: Raymond Case Kelly

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472080563

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

View: 165

A study of Nuer expansionism with implications for research into the relationship between social and material causes of change
Categories: Social Science

Picture Perfect Bride

Picture Perfect Bride

for hours on end to get the right image. Keep kidding yourself. “Hey, Mr. Pickens. How are you feeling?” “Right as rain, Miss Molly. Voice is improving every day, too. Now, just between you and me, he won't be back until late tomorrow.

Author: Laurie LeClair

Publisher: Tule Publishing

ISBN: 9781951786342

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Can she risk losing her heart to him a second time? Nuptials, gowns, and rings don’t register on Molly McCleary’s to-do list. However, to keep her fledging photography business afloat, she’s up to her eyes in brides. Then she’s offered a dream shoot documenting the renovation of a local historic property. So tempting – except her client is her high school sweetheart who walked away with no explanation and without looking back. Successful developer Adam Larson longs to redeem himself with the people in his hometown, Cupid’s Corner in New England. He impulsively buys a rundown farm that holds precious memories intending to restore the barn to its former glory and create a destination wedding venue. He needs a marketing edge – the talents of Molly, who is more beautiful, sassy and determined than he remembered. As they spend time together, their inevitable past attraction kicks in and grows. Adam soon realizes Molly still holds his heart. Can he persuade her to give them a second chance at love?
Categories: Fiction

It s Our Day

It s Our Day

By the mid - 1990s , then , women were in need of a different bridal ideal . ... In the United States , Bride's magazine memorialized the princess by commenting that her 1981 wedding had “ transformed ” the way American ...

Author: Katherine Jellison

Publisher: Culture America (Hardcover)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610854

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 297

View: 226

A comprehensive cultural history of American weddings since World War II examines the development of the precise and expensive standards for celebrating weddings and the staying power of this phenomenon despite social, political, and economic upheaval.
Categories: Family & Relationships

All that Hollywood Allows

All that Hollywood Allows

He falls in love with the beautiful and wealthy Angela Vickers , the Ideal Bride ( Elizabeth Taylor , again ) —but finds that this ideal is available to only a few . Highly valued by all men who want her and women who want to be her ...

Author: Jackie Byars

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807843121

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 326

View: 810

Analyzes the role of women in popular Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s
Categories: Performing Arts