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The Brides of Christmas (The de Burghs #3.5)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  158 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Three wonderful Christmas romances set in the middle ages. The Wise Virgin, by Jo Beverley.

In The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverly, the de Grave and de Montelan families have been feuding for generations over the possession of the Bethlehem Banner, which had been carried into Bethlehem by crusading ancestors of both families. The de Graves have it, and the de Montelans think tha
Published November 1st 1999 by Harlequin (first published 1999)
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Two of these stories were just mediocre. However, the story by Deborah Simmons is amazing, and worth picking up this book JUST for her story! Her story is already one of my all-time favorites!

The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley- 2 stars. First time reading this author. I don’t think her writing style is to my taste. This is a medieval romance and they are talking as if they were living in present day. Joan is kidnapped by mistake by a feuding family. Edmund is the head of said family- and also the o
Scott Jeremy Nino Roberts
The book cover has a nice historical christmas touch to the book, I give the book 5 stars.
4 stars for Jo Beverley's charming story. 3 stars for Deborah Simmons' story, which has very good characterization but at least one glaring anachronism - a married woman or widow in medieval times never ever wore her hair unbound and head uncovered in public! (Long hair would be bound in braids during the day for purely practical reasons even if there weren't religious and social proscriptions against it being uncovered.)
Eveett yeni yıl misafiri Kont Campion için gelmiş :D Eğlenceliydi baba de Burgh'u bu şekilde okumak :D Özellikle kitabın son cümlesine bittim "Daha fazla bebeğe hayır demem. Ancak dünya daha fazla de Burgha hazır mı?" Valla ben hazırım gelsinler seve seve okurum :D
I was in the mood for love. These 3 stories fit the bill. They were pretty much all the same plot... Only names and locales changed and they were a fast read from start to finish...not the greatest, but a nice way to pass the time.
I already had 2 of these stories in other collections, so it pays to check on the individual titles before buying. On the other hand they are all enjoyable, especially if like me you are a sucker for Christmas tales.
This review it's only for "The Unexpected Guest" by Deborah Simmons.

1,5 stars.
Uh... O__o
Completely fluffy trashy typical romance fun. Three different stories of medieval women who are thrown together with an irresistible stranger around Christmas and of course, romance ensues.

Jo Beverley - The Wise Virgin - read in a previous anthology - annoying that it is repeated!
Margaret Moore - The Vagabond Knight - 4/5
Deborah Simmons - The Unexpected Guest - 4/5
The 5-star rating is for Deborah Simmons' excellent short story about the De Burgh family patriarch and his Christmas guest.
Three knights and three ladies find love at Christmas. The stories were all a little predictable, but enjoyable.
3 very good stories set in the Medieval world at Christmas time.
Interesting take on romance at Christmas in medieval times.
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Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her ...more
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The de Burghs (7 books)
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  • My Lady de Burgh (de Burgh, #5)
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