The Autumn Bride

The Autumn Bride

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"Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and--with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation--the four young ladies become her "nieces", neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned! It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice's dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient--and discovers an impostor running his household. A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents--but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Berkley Publishing Group, 2013
Edition: Berkley Sensation mass-market ed
ISBN: 9780425259252
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 310 pages ; 18 cm


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Mar 24, 2019

I realized there were four books in this series and I decided to read them in order. This first book was a little slow to start but laid the ground work for how the girls came together and the book had some really funny moments a good read.

May 05, 2016

16/7 - 3.5 stars. The Autumn Bride is a light and fluffy romantic comedy, it’s not what comes to mind when I think of romance books. I was surprised to find I really enjoyed it because it doesn’t really have much depth or all that much romance. In order; there’s a male fantasy involving whipped cream, a kiss, a naked male chest, and finally another kiss quickly followed by the last chapter where the only sex scene happened. Really, I would compare this to some of the rom com movies that I’ve loved over the years, more focussed on the com than the rom. There were quite a few good laughs, especially during the scene where Lady Bea first discusses the origins of her ‘nieces’. I read this specifically because I started a book further along in the series (I can’t remember the title and with still no internet I can’t check which number) and realised that I needed to read them in order, there was too much history that I was missing by reading them out of order. After reading the first one I would definitely say you need to at least read the first book first, the order of the rest of the books probably doesn’t matter as much but there’s a lot of backstory for the Chance sisters that the future books just won’t have the room to include. As soon as my internet returns I’m putting the next one on hold.

MaxineML Nov 22, 2013

This started off very slow, and because it is book 1 in a series spent too much time on the overall series plot and not enough time on the actual romance. It seemed that Max and Abby just fell for each other, with no explanation or illustration of it. Most of the actual romance occurred in the last quarter of the book.

Not up to the usual Anne Gracie standard.


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