The Winter Bride
The Winter Bride
By Anne Gracie
Berkley Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780425259269, 324pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2014
Four young women face a life of destitution--until a daring act changes their fortune and turns them each into a beautiful bride. In The Winter Bride, a compromising situation leads to an unexpected wedding and delicious temptation....
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.
Will Damaris's secrets destroy her chance at true happiness? Or can Freddy help her cast off the shackles of the past, and yield to delicious temptation?
Praise for The Winter Bride:
"A delightful, emotionally complex romance....A romantic winner, with Gracie’s typical witty charm and sweeping emotion." --Kirkus Reviews "The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants....The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment." --RT Book Reviews (Top Pick)
"Captivating and thoroughly entertaining....a splendidly-told tale filled with love, humor, heartache, happiness, and romance." --Heroes and Heartbreakers
Praise for Anne Gracie's previous romance, The Autumn Bride:
“Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series….A deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines, and the miracle of second chances.”—Kirkus Reviews
"With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." --Library Journal
“I honestly can’t remember the last time I’ve enjoyed a book quite this much.”—Night Owl Reviews