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The Barefoot Bride

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  103 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Handsome, sophisticated Saxon Blackwell had never intended to marry, but his grandmother's cruel ultimatum left him no choice. Then into his life stormed Chickadee McBride, a flame-haired mountain girl with a mouth so saucy and a modesty so lacking that Boston's stuffy bluebloods were shocked speechless. Suddenly the idea of actually marrying the backwoods wench appealed t ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 1990 by Avon Books
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This was one of those books that took forever to read - 3 months - in very short increments. But I stuck with it, because it was great... until the 3/4 mark. Then it just kinda whizzed it down its leg.

First of all, there will never be another heroine in Romance like Chickadee McBride. I was ready to mock her (that name, really?) but she was a self-sufficent tomboy, ready to give the hero the what-for with all his city-boy failings. She toted him around unconscious on her back through the North C
I enjoyed this book. For me, I wish that it hadn't included the sex scenes, because it was a wonderful book apart from those, not needing to appeal to that to make it exciting. The premise of 2 such radically different people was fun, and I absolutely loved reading Chickadee's dialogue. The author did a fabulous job capturing the sound and style of her language. The characters were well developed, making them come to life from the pages of the story. I particularly enjoyed the way Chickadee turn ...more
Deb Stover
The Barefoot Bride is Rebecca Paisley at her finest, and Ms. Paisley has the most unique voice in historical romance. Having her award-winning historical romances re-issued is a special treat, especially to the many readers who have never had the pleasure of reading her unique, fresh, quirky voice. Her heroine in this novel, Chickadee McBride, shattered all the rules in romance novels. Don't miss this book. I am thrilled to have a digital copy to reread, so my treasured paperback can remain on m ...more
I think this is my all time favorite book from this author. I can not put into words what I think of this book other ten I love it and would recommend it to everyone its just that good .
I am loving the fact that Rebecca Paisley is finally re-releasing her older books in digital. The Barefoot Bride is one of my first books by her and it was great revisiting Chickadee and Saxon.
Sherry Folmar
Apr 19, 2013 Sherry Folmar marked it as to-read
My mom and I read this book several years ago. We both loved it and I have been looking for an electronic copy for a long time. Has anyone seen it in electronic form?
I know to come to this author whenever I need a laugh and a sweet romance, and after 3 books she has yet to disappoint me:D
When I have nothing good to read, this is one of the few books that I will pick up and re-read over and over.

‘You can take the woman out of the mountain but you can’t take the mountain out of the woman.’

Originally from England (or Angland in Chickadee speak), matriarch Araminta Blackwell moved her family to Boston to swell the already overflowing Blackwell coffers.

Saxon Blackwell’s a soft citified dandy living resentfully in his wealthy grandmother’s shadow. If not for his sister Desdemona, Saxon would tell Araminta Blackwell exactly what she could do with her ultimatum but he feels the trap closing
In The Barefoot Bride, two less likely characters could not have come together and fallen in love than Keely "Chickadee" McBride and Saxon Blackwell. Chickadee lived in the mountains, spoke a delightful dialect of the mountains and drank her "low-bush lightnin" corn liquor from a jug that had come straight from an illegal still. She lived in the wilds of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. Saxon Blackwell lived in a mansion in Boston where his family was part of Boston's elite society wi ...more
Christine Brand
A great find

it has been a while since I've found a new author that I have really enjoyed reading. this book as well as another one of hers I could not put down until I finished it. I highly RECOMMEND
This was a cute fast read. The hillbilly speak may have been a bit overdone, but it made for a unique heroine.
Good fairy tale story. Enjoyed reading Keely Blackwell 's dialogues with everyone especially in Boston parties and had a laugh when she taught them a lesson . Loved the sexy Saxon Blackwell too. Wish the happy ending was a bit more longer.
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The Barefoot Bride by Rebecca Paisley

Rebecca Paisley writes books that are pee your pants laugh out loud funny. This one is a great read and on my “must never give away” shelf.
Great read

I read this year's ago and was so happy to find it again. loved it as much this time as when I first read it
Paisley's novel will delight the reader with her story of Saxon and Chickadee. It is a good weekend story.
Finally got. hang of the lingo
Great book love this author!
classic fairy tale love affair. brilliant and endearing love encounters.
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