Woman to Wed ? (The Bride's Bouquet) (The Bride's Bouquet #1)
THE BRIDE'S BOUQUET
Marriage is out of the question
Claire Marshall: Stepmother to the bride. Wary of love, she has no intention of marrying again.
Brad Stevenson: Finally free of family responsibility, has no desire for further ties and emotional commitment.
Persuaded to take on one last family task, Brad is brought into Claire's well-ordered life. She provokes him, intri...more
My edition of this book was in the Penny Jordan "Wedding Nights" trilogy and I think perhaps the only real strength in the novel is the fact that it is offering three strands o ...more
Sally fakes falling so her 3 bridesmades would save the boquet. Her step mother Clair, her best friend and her new husband's cousin all make a pact that they don't plan to get married and they will meet up in 3 months as a support group.
Clair had married her husband when she was 22 and became sally stepmom. She knew her husband was still in love with his first wife.
Clair gets bullied by her late husban ...more
Claire is the first friend featured. She is Sally's stepmother and at thirty-four, doesn't believe she will ever marry or feel passion after an incident as a young woman.
When her sister in law ins ...more
WOMAN TO WED? is part of a trilogy of three women who'd vowed never to get married. I'd read another book in the trilogy, BEST MAN TO WED?, years ago, and I was excited to get this book about the stepmother of the bride. The three stories happened more or less on ...more
This book was just OK for me. I really had a hard time buy ...more
Review date: 13 August 2011
Review link: http://cleffairy.com/?p=5947
I love Penny Jordan works, but this one in particular did not really amuse me or gives me those warm and fuzzy feeling. I feel annoyed with the whole stepmother-stepdaughter relationship instead. The maternal instinct that the heroine in this book had is way too ridiculous and exaggerating to me, considering that the age gap that the heroine had with her stepdaughter is not exactly that far.
Penny Jordan's little British romance, Woman To Wed?, is the first entry in a trilogy about women who have eschewed love and marriage. In this one, the woman is a young widow who was not well-served by marriage the first time around. Now she is confronted by an American man who takes lodging in her house and begins changing all her notions about men and matrimony. It's a gentle, sweet story with enjoyable characters. The setting is slightly dated ...more
aka Caroline Courtney, Annie Groves, Lydia Hitchcock, Melinda Wright
Penelope "Penny" Jones was born on November 24, 1946 at about seven pounds in a nursing home in Preston, Lancashire, England. She was the first child of Anthony Winn Jones, an engineer, who died at 85, and his wife Margaret Louise Groves Jones. She has a brother, Anthony, and a sister, Prudence "Pru".
She had ...more