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The Scandalous Adventures Of The Sister Of The Bride: Millworth Manor #3

Victoria Alexander

ISBN 9781420132243
Publish Date 4/29/2014
Format Paperback
Categories Zebra, Historical, Romance
List Price: $7.99

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"Sparkling dialogue and endearing characters make this an enthralling read." --Sabrina Jeffries, New York Times bestselling author

The bride and groom cordially request the presence of. . .

The bride's sister, Delilah, the very proper widowed Lady Hargate, and Samuel Russell, the groom's friend, a very eligible, slightly improper bachelor, at their upcoming wedding.

Lady Hargate and Mr. Russell, previously acquainted during one unforgettable night in New York City when caution--and clothing--were thrown to the wind will choose to pretend they have never met before.

The lady plans to avoid love and its complications at all costs.The gentleman intends to change her mind.

Guests are invited to enjoy the many diversions of Millworth Manor--delightful grounds, lavish drawing rooms, secluded corners--and the chance to discover that one night may have been only the beginning. . .

Praise for Victoria Alexander

"The perfect holiday treat." –The Chicago Tribune on What Happens at Christmas

About Victoria Alexander:

New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander was an award-winning television reporter until she discovered fiction was much more fun than real life. She turned to writing full time and has never looked back. Victoria grew up traveling the country as an Air Force brat and is now settled in a very old house in Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two allegedly grown children and two bearded collies. She firmly believes housework is a four-letter word, there are no calories in anything eaten standing up, procrastination is an art form, and it's never too soon to panic.

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The Scandalous Adventures of the Sister of the Bride (Wednesday, May 14, 2014)
Reviewer: The Jeep Diva

I so wanted to love this story, and from the synopsis I completely expected to. Yes, I was engaged, and even found that I wanted to know what was next, but I didn’t have a need to get the couple to their happy ending. In fact, I felt that Samuel should have taken any one of the several opportunities around him to run as far from Delilah as possible: despite the chemistry and his attraction.

I just couldn’t see Delilah as anything more than a termagant: sharp tongued, snobby, selfish and utterly self-absorbed, desperately inserting her opinion, wanted or nor, into every situation merely to be seen and heard. Now, that is very much to Victoria Alexander’s credit that she crafted a character that managed to get my hackles up and keep them there throughout the story..

Samuel, on the other hand, is brash, excitable, fascinated with all things new and shiny and an American, instantly arriving at any society event with a mark against him for his place of birth: upstart, uncouth, uncultured and somehow ‘not one of them’. And yet, he manages to remain sweetly enthusiastic, polite and welcoming to those who can’t or won’t give him more than a coldly polite reception, one step more welcoming than that of a bill collector.

When Samuel appears and starts to put the memories of the wild woman he had in his arms that one night is now before him: rude, buttoned up and haughty, his romantic side is tied to the memories of what she was for a night: and she isn’t one that shows enough change in her relating TO him to make the ultimate pairing feel quite real to me.

Alexander does try to show Delilah’s side of things, and her struggle to be seen in her family; the unwanted one, not praised, she took to propriety and incorporated the rigidity into her personality, thinking she would be what everyone wanted. Unfortunately, her anger and hurt were all that people saw with her behavior that bordered on deliberate rudeness. She does, however, have one chink in her armor: a night free of societal constraint in New York where she met and dallied with an unknown man, shocking herself in the aftermath, and left as a memory best forgotten. I didn’t find the flashes of the woman Samuel knew that one night were solidly shown or believable, and left me thinking that Sam is better off with another, despite his desire for her.

A story that is fun, light and often laughable: loaded with dialogue that feels natural, real and of the time. Alexander kept me entertained and interested, even if the female protagonist left me wanting someone else for a very much deserved happy ending for Samuel.

reviewed by Gaele

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