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His Yankee Bride (Banks Brothers Brides #2)

4.07  ·  Rating Details ·  376 Ratings  ·  28 Reviews
At nineteen John Banks decides to board a ship bound for America—oblivious of who he'll find when he arrives.

Having grown up on a large indigo plantation, the expressive and possibly overdramatic, Carolina Ellis can hardly wait to see what the gentlemen of Charleston will be like. But alas, they were not what she'd been hoping for. Ball after ball and dance after dance, Ca
ebook, 220 pages
Published September 27th 2012 by TALC Publishing, LLC (first published September 26th 2012)
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I liked John in the previous book so I didn't bother to read the synopsis for this one beforehand. And now I've realized that I should've.

I avoid historical romances that take place on plantations because I hate the romanticization of slavery and slave owners. In this book it really pissed me off because the author thinks if she tells us enough times that Carolina is a ~kind and compassionate~ slave owner, we'll actually believe it. Sure, it's her father that owns the plantation and not her...bu
The Window Seat
Oct 05, 2012 The Window Seat rated it it was amazing
It is a unique concept for an author to revisit older, established characters in their younger days. When one of my authors made that choice to go back in time with two of her secondary characters I was curious to see how her efforts would turn out. I am happy to say that in this instance the result was a success.

John and Carolina Banks were first introduced to readers in Rose Gordon’s first book Intentions of the Earl as the 50-something parents to the heroine Brooklyn Banks and her two sister
Chris McFarland
May 26, 2014 Chris McFarland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Feeling restless and confined by his fate, John Banks takes his brother's advice and embarks on a Grand Tour prior to settling down into his profession of country vicar. This tour takes him to post-Revolution America where his Britishness is met with a mixture of distaste and outright hostility. After seeing the perseverance of this proud and determined young nation, John decides to earn his own passage back to England instead of accepting the money his brother has been setting aside for him. Hi ...more
Thom Swennes
Jun 19, 2016 Thom Swennes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nineteen-year-old John Banks, a younger brother of an English Baron, travels to the newly independent United States, before returning to England to take his place in a parsonage. While working his way through the trip, he meets Gabriel Ellis, a veteran from the recent war of independence. The war has cost him a leg and much more. It has been seven years since his last contact with his family in South Carolina. John accepts his friend’s offer to accompany him back to Lowland cross, his father’s i ...more
Apr 24, 2013 Kimberly rated it really liked it
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I have always been drawn to tales that take place in early American history and Rose Gordon takes us on a tale to Charleston and introduces us to the funniest heroine I have ever met and the poor English chap she sets her sights on. His Yankee Bride was a delightful, hilarious romance that is sure to entertain. I did not real the first book in this series, but each book contains a new couple.

The tale b
Feb 23, 2013 Crystal rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Oh my goodness I just finished His Yankee Bride and I am in love with these characters, I absolutely loved this book. I'm not even sure where to start I enjoyed it so much. I think I am quickly becoming a huge fan of Rose Gordon.

Carolina Ellis is a young girl full of spunk, energy, kindness, and humor. I found myself laughing out loud while reading some of things Carolina does and says in this book. She is everything that her mother doesn't want her to be. Her mother wants her to be a proper yo
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HIS YANKEE BRIDE by Rose Gordon is an exciting,adventurous Regency historical romance set in 1787 England and Charleston,South Carolina. #2 in the "Banks Brothers" series,but can be read as a stand alone. See,"His Contract Bride". You will not regret reading this series,I haven't. I enjoyed the witty banter between the characters,and the intriguing plot. Fast paced,I read in one setting! A story of love a first sight,or at least on the part of Carolina,who is head strong,feisty,and a very determ ...more
Apr 05, 2013 Julie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn’t think it was possible, but I fell in love with John & Carolina just as much as I did with Edward & Regina. Poor John, the youngest son of a baron, he’s decided to become a country vicar and settle down with a polite young miss. However, Edward thinks that John needs to go travel for a while before settling down. During John’s trip to America he befriends Gabriel who ultimately is the reason John’s plans to settle down with the perfect country vicar’s wife fall apart despite his ...more
John Banks long ago resigned himself to the life of a vicar, even if he did long for a bit of adventure before settleing down. His brother Edward convinces John that it would be a good idea to spend a little time in the America's before coming back to England and becoming a Vicar. John agress but has no intention of marrying a girl from the Americas. In fact John knows that ideal Vicar wife is someone like his Sister In law. A quiet respectful woman who understand how to act in public. The last ...more
Sep 30, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
His Yankee Bride by Rose Gordon
Banks Brothers Brides Book 2
John Banks has limited options for what he’ll be doing the rest of his life. His eldest brother, Edward, is a baron and younger brothers are left with the military, barrister or vicar. So he’s been studying to be a vicar the past few years. When Edward suggests he takes a Grand Tour, John agrees. Which is how he finds himself in the Americas. When he meets a bold but beautiful woman who seems to be attracted to him he does all he can to
Teresa Jones
Jun 19, 2013 Teresa Jones rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
His Yankee Bride Rose Gordon

I really enjoyed this book, by the second book you are completely in love with the Banks Brothers and ready to see what will happen next in their family. The author once again delivers on accurately bringing this historical background to life as well as giving us another set of characters to enjoy.

In this story the author takes us back to the Banks family with John Banks the younger brother of Edward Banks whose story began with The Contract Bride. Due to being the y
Alice Ali
May 03, 2014 Alice Ali rated it it was amazing
Five stars! Absolutely! I loved the characters! I loved John and Carolina, and I loved how Edward came bursting in the scene, and baby Alex and soo cute, that in my headI was literally gushing. Rose Gordon has outdone herself >
Oct 22, 2014 Kristine rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adore Rose Gordon and her books. This one is as good as the rest. I loved seeing how The Scandalous Sisters series' parents got their HEA.
Cindy Scheffler
Jan 08, 2014 Cindy Scheffler rated it it was amazing
I don't usually go for period romance books but this was great. I was not bored and the story was well written. The characters were believable. I will be on the look out for the rest of the series.
Kay Quinones
Romance series-all stories are related and characters continue in each subsequent book--Interesting characters and story lines--relaxing reads!
Feb 15, 2014 Donna rated it it was amazing
Great book.
May 25, 2013 Trena rated it it was amazing
John & Carolina are perfect for each other. And if you've read the Scandalous series, you get to see why the sisters are the way they are (just like their parents)!
Oct 01, 2012 Phoenix77 rated it really liked it
It is a unique concept for an author to revisit older, established characters in their younger days. When one of my authors made that choice to go back in time with two of her secondary characters I was curious to see how her efforts would turn out. I am happy to say that in this instance the result was a success.

John and Carolina Banks were first introduced to readers in Rose Gordon’s first book Intentions of the Earl as the 50-something parents to the heroine Brooklyn Banks and her two sister
Nov 08, 2013 Ltlmer2 rated it really liked it
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Another great story of the Banks family! Having read the Sisters and Grooms series already, it was interesting to see books about their parents' meeting and romance. I wasn't sure how I would like them. Well, they were both a delight! Both books could be read as stand-alones but also give fun insights into some of the stories and situations in the other series (as well as between His Contract Bride and this one).

I found The Yankee Bride particularly good because of the change in both location (e
Apr 12, 2013 Krystal rated it really liked it
Carolina Ellis is sick to death of attending balls and being asked for her hand in marriage by men who bore her to tears. So when nineteen year old John Banks, happens in on one dressed as a poor vagrant, and immediately pokes fun at himself earning the laughter of those around him, Carolina is smitten. And after just one dance with him - she is determined that they will wed. John isn't so easy to convince at first, but then he soon learns - you can't escape fate.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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It's Itazura Na Kiss historical romance style!

You've got the bumbling heroine who spends most of the book thinking the hero loves her, but that he's just shy about it, so she tries everything to get him to confess his feelings. Then you've got an uptight hero who starts out annoyed with the heroine but eventually sees her for who she really is and falls for her. The last quarter of the book veers off script of the manga but I think if I didn't like the kdrama version of the manga so much I woul
L.A. Miller
May 16, 2013 L.A. Miller rated it liked it

The second book in her series I vowed to hold my opinion till I finished the book. Unlike her first book I easily fell into the story mainly because I loved John from the first book. However like her first book I had difficulty at time with the depth of her characters. At times she held me captive with their emotion yet at others I felt like the story line seemed condensed. It was as if she felt she didn't have the opportunity to delve deeper. All in all I still enjoyed the book and look forward
Judy Lavik
Love to last a lifetime

The extended Banks family, from both sides of the pond, are the fodder for a fabulous series of books. The siblings and their cousins had ideal childhoods and fantastic role models in their parents, still deeply in love after all these years. This book, as well as The Contract Bride, tells us how those parents met, and fell in love, and believe me, it was a rocky road. I adore stories like this, that take us back in the lives of characters we think we know.
Janet Nitsick
Jan 04, 2017 Janet Nitsick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book, and I would highly recommend it. The story is cute and Rose Gordon's sense of humor comes through. Since I am an author, I admire the way Gordon words things, such as "Grand schemer apprentice or not, she couldn't hardly wait to spend every day for the rest of her life in his company." Pick this book up today, and read this tale set shortly after the Revolutionary War (July 1788) in Charleston, South Carolina. I know you will love it. God bless.
InD'tale Magazine

This book starts out with a typical southern belle but very quickly turns into an unusual story that includes an insight into slavery and the American revolution.

Full review in February 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Literary  Chanteuse
Nov 26, 2012 Literary Chanteuse marked it as rom-historical
For a star rating and complete review, visit Ind'tale Magazine online February 2013 issue.
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Reviewed by: Sandy
Genre: M/F Historical
Rated: 3 hearts

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Christine Brand
Fun relaxing read

John's character surprised me but my favorite in this book was Caroline. Still not as good as the groom series
Alisha rated it it was amazing
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 12, 2015 10:15AM  
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  • Whispered Music (London Fairy Tales, #2)
  • Masquerade Secrets (Scandals and Secrets, #2)
  • Captain Corcoran's Hoyden Bride
  • One True Love
  • A Most Unsuitable Earl (Marriage By Scandal, #2)
  • An Unforgettable Rogue (Rogues Club, #2)
  • The Bargain Bride
  • The Secret Christmas Ciphers
  • With His Ring (The Brides of Bath, #2)
  • Nothing To Commend Her
  • Beauty for Ashes
  • A Marriage of Inconvenience (The Arringtons and Wright-Gordons, #1)
  • A Season to Remember
  • A Husband for Miss Trent
  • Lord Beast
  • Heartless
  • Married to a Stranger
USA Today Bestselling Author and writer of eight unusually unusual historical romances that have been known to include scarred heroes, feisty heroines, marriage-producing scandals, far too much scheming, naughty literature and always a sweet happily-ever-after.

When not escaping to another world via reading or writing a book, she spends her time chasing two young boys around the house, being hunted
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Other Books in the Series

Banks Brothers Brides (4 books)
  • His Contract Bride (Banks Brothers Bride, #1)
  • His Jilted Bride (Banks Brothers Bride, #3)
  • His Brother's Bride (Banks Brothers Bride, #4)

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