The Kiss of a Stranger
Aside from said fact that the characters spend the entire book angst ridden by their own stupidity (the not talking thing,) this is a very sweet, well-written story. On...more
Catherine Thorndale may be poorly dressed but she is still a lady, not the maid that Crispin, Lord Cavratt impulsively and unwisely kisses. He is forced, as a matter of honour to wed Catherine, saving her from ruin and scandal. However, with neither willing participants in this hasty and contrived marriage, Crispin seeks to annul the marriage as quickly as possible.
Although there is nothing new in the plot here - a titled gentleman is required to wed beneath his station for 'ruining' a...more
When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn't be more mistaken, the maid is not only a lady of birth, she's the niece of a very large, exceptionally angry gentleman, who claims Crispin has compromised his niece beyond redemption. The dismayed young lord has no choice but to marry Miss Catherine Thorndale, who lacks both money and refinement and assumes all men are
The book synopsis doesn't clearly explain the situation (hey, it's not supposed to), but the twist it leaves out had me chuckling through the book's beginning.
Ms. Eden has a tendency to write (at least, in the books I've read so far) about persons who've crossed the line into genuine insanity. Oh, not the main characters, just characters with ability to profoundly impact (and/or bruise) the main characters. That being said, I was more than a little disappointed that it took...more
While trying to avoid an ever-present young lady who believes him to be courting her, Crispin, a titled, wealthy, very eligible bachelor slips into a garden in an out-of-the-way inn. Unfortunately, Miss Bower has found him again, poor guy. He notices a girl in the garden who appears to be a serving girl...more
What a odd premise for a story: a rich, handsome, important guy, (specifically an English Lord) scandalously kisses a strange girl in a garden just to bug a lady who is being relentlessly annoying to him. In Regency England that is enough to “defile” a young lady and force a marriage of the two by her horrible, rotten...more
Lord Cavratt can't seem to escape the company of Miss Bower. She is everywhere he turns, and her attempt at getting him to declare that he's courting her (which he most certainly is not doing) causes him to act rashly. He kisses a stranger whom he thinks is a maid in the gardens where Miss Bower is annoying him. Much to his surprise, Catherine is not a maid and...more
Well, this is one of those books you would buy from Deseret Book to spend an afternoon reading. Crispin (aka Lord Cavratt) is minding his own business when an obnoxious female comes and tries to insist that he should propose to her. Seeing how he wants to get rid of her, and there is a nice...more
Loved, loved this book. Who doesn't love a good, clean romance? And a Regency Romance is even better.
Sarah has a great way with words and humor in her writing and her 'real' life. She's funny, smart and short. But we can't all be tall. Then who would be find all the pennies and pick them up for g...more
Crispin, a Lord who hates the ton and plans never to marry, grows tired of one Lady persuing him and decided to prove to her that though he doesn't plan on kissing her, he does know how to kiss a woman. So he kisses the first maid he sees--a woman he assumes is a servant standing nearby.
Catherine is the abused niece of a titled uncle. Her uncle forces...more
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When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn't be more mistaken, the maid is not only a lady of birth, she's the niece of a very large, ex...more
The Kiss of a Stranger is literally the kind of book that I couldn't put down. Sure, I saw to my children's basic needs and I read their nightly books to them but after that...I forgot about everything else. I kept looking for a stopping place so I could go to bed. But, every time I thought a good conclusion was just around the corner, I read myself right into a new tremendous twist.
Darn you, Sarah Eden!
And where have your storie...more
When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving...more
Frustratingly sweet. How can a couple misunderstand each other so completely? How can they fail to convey what they feel to each other until a life-or-death crisis arises? I had a hard time reading this novel without cheating. I so wanted to skip to read the ending. It's one of the reasons this novel got a 4.75/5.0 rating.
Crispin, Lord Carvatt, is the most sought after bachelor. Every eligible woman stalks and haunts him to get married to him and his wealth. So he hates h...more
Catherine wasn't expecting a husband, since her brutish uncle didn't send her out much in public, or bother training her with the social graces a wife needs. And her uncle's treatment of her makes her wary of all men, including her husband.
Crispin can get an annulment, but it will...more
What follows is a touching romance as both Lord Carvatt and Catharine come to know and care for each other while sparring with the vindictiveness of polite society and simultaneously working toward annulling their marriage.