Tuesday, 26 March 2013

#317 (#35 of 2013) - The Fairy Tale Bride (Once Upon a Wedding) ~ Kelly McClymer *NEW AUTHOR

The Fairy Tale Bridge (Once Upon a Wedding) ~ Kelly McClymer

Kindle > Historical > Romance


Miranda Fenster was known as the Fairy Tale Miss during the one disastrous London season that convinced her she would never have a happily-ever-after. But when her brother's love match is thwarted by the impossibly proper Duke of Kerstone, Miranda sets off to convince the duke to champion her brother's cause for love. Unfortunately, he is too proper to consider love a suitable reason for marriage, and too proper not to marry Miranda when they find themselves compromised. Now, Miranda has a second chance for happily-ever-after, if she can uncover her new husband's darkest secret.

Product Details:

Another Freebie Kindle download that I snagged around Christmas time, and at the time of writing this post it's still available for free.  Obviously, if you are reading this post retrospectively that may have well of changed in the interim.

Full length - 320 pages.

Originally published by Kensington Zebra Ballad, October 2000.

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Although the plot was quite well thought through, unfortunately the writing didn't quite live up to it.

Don't get me wrong, it wasn't terrible writing, just mediocre.

I found that I become a bit annoyed with both the Hero and Heroine.  He for his self-pity and her for her (it seemed) endless quoting of fairy tales.

As far as the jeopardy portion of the plot was concerned, the villain did come across as a little implausible.

All things considered a 3 star read.  I wouldn't let me so-so review put you off, give it a try.  I will certainly be reading more by this author to see if this was just below her usual standard, or all she the standard she can achieve.



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