The Winter Bride by Anne Gracie

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    The story was great. It was very funny, but also very sad in places.

    Damaris Chance’s unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway – and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun.

    When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him – as long as it’s in name only.

    Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: To seduce his reluctant winter bride.

    Review by Kristin:

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    Couldn’t wait for this one to come out, as I loved the first one in this series. This did not disappoint. Freddy, what can you say, you have to love him, the class clown with much deeper aspects to his personality than he ever lets on.

    So much fun in this book, and the Chinese experimental swimming pigs, they just add to the enjoyment. I only hope the third installment doesn’t take as long.

    Review by Rebecca C. Grant:

    What did you love best about The Winter Bride?

    The story was great. It was very funny, but also very sad in places. I came away very satisfied. Book 1, The Autumn Bride was funny, but since you got more Freddie in Winter Bride, “It was the bomb”.

    What did you like best about this story?

    In the time between writing the first and second book, Anne Gracie learned how to write a proper love scene. I was unhappy with Autumn Bride’s badly written only one love scene.But, she got it right in Winter Bride. “Well done!”

    Which character – as performed by Alison Larkin – was your favorite?

    It was a toss up between Lady Bea and Freddie. But, Freddie had the bigger role. They got the best lines, but Flynn wasn’t far behind. I thinking his story will be next.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed throughout the story, but cried for both Demaris and Freddie, when their tragic pasts were revealed. I cheered when they came to each other defense. I was very happy to find an even happier ending in the Epilogue. I won’t spoil it for you.