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The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker #3)

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Lady Calandra should have suitors beating down her door. But her overprotective brother, the Duke of Rochford, has managed to scare off every suitable gentleman. Every man except the mysterious Earl of Bromwell, that is. Callie finds herself drawn to the enigmatic earl, despite her brother's almost violent protestations.
In defiance of her brother's wishes, Callie devises
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Paperback, 377 pages
Published August 19th 2008 by Harlequin Books (first published October 1st 2007)
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willaful
Jun 21, 2011 willaful rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of light Regencies
Lady Callandra can't understand why her brother Sinclair insists that she have nothing to do with Lord Bromwell, and she's far too stubborn to follow his command -- especially since Brom is the most attractive man she's ever met. But an ugly history of lies and hatred lurks beneath Brom's courtship of Callie... and someone else is determined that it will get even uglier.

This is a bit tame as revenge stories go, because Brom, though using Callie to hurt her brother, is far too honorable to actual
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 11, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
A few years ago, I picked up one of Candace Camp's regency novels and fell in love. "The Wedding Challenge" is the third book of her 'Matchmakers' series and her most recent.

Callie is the sister of the Duke of Rochford and at 23, she's independent and socially savvy and doesn't need a watchdog. Why then is her brother being so pig-headed and trying to dictate who she can and can't see? Especially since she's finally met someone who makes her heart beat faster...

The Earl of Bromwell despises the
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Nihan
Mar 11, 2013 Nihan rated it really liked it
İlk yarısı biraz ağır ilerliyor, özellikle Calandra'nın çocuksu hareketleri yüzünden. İlk iki kitapta dişli bir hatun gibiydi ama burada sürekli beyaz giymek zorunda olan, saf genç kıza dönüştü. Aslında yazar tam da o dönemin kişilik özelliklerini yansıtıyor. İkinci yarısı çok güzeldi. Historical okurken farklı bir sahne göreceğimi düşünmezdim ama bu kadın beni yanılttı :D Kendine özgü bir kurgu stili var. Hep aynı olaylardan, karakterlerden sıkıldıysanız kesinlikle okuyun derim.

Konuya değinecek
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Lorka
Oct 06, 2016 Lorka rated it it was ok
This book was... ok. Nothing about the book hooked me to want me to read more.
D.L.
Jan 04, 2010 D.L. rated it liked it
Similar to when I first read The Bridal Quest, I found the opening chapters dull. They seemed to serve as more of an info dump about what has happened previously in the series, who is friends with whom, etc. rather than setting up for the rest of the book or introducing Lady Calandra’s character. However, since I did like The Bridal Quest, I pushed through the first two chapters to finally get to where the story begins.

I can’t say I liked Callie or Bromwell too much, especially in the first hal
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HÜLYA
Jul 21, 2013 HÜLYA rated it really liked it

Sonunda kusursuz dükümüzün kız kardeşi Leydi Calandra'nın hikayesini de okudum...Yazarın kalemini çok seviyorum oldukça sade ve akıcı yazıyor.. Okurken hiç sıkılmıyorsunuz..Yanlızca erkek karakterin iç seslerini vermiyor yazar...Bu kitap da çok belirgin gibi gelmedi bana..Başlar da hikaye yazarı biraz zorlamış sanırım pek ilerlemedi...Ama sonra oldukça güzel açıldı..Kitabı çok rahat okudum..Bu hikayede de en merak ettiklerim Rochford Dükü İle Leydi Francesca'nın durumunda bir gelişme olup olmadı
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Esra
Jul 03, 2014 Esra rated it really liked it
Amanınn ne şirret kadınmış şu Daphne yaa!! Her şey bunun yüzünden olmuş!! Francesca ve Dük arasında neler yaşanmış olduğunu sonunda öğrendik burada.. Aslında gayet tahmin edilebilir bir şeydi ama somut kanıtları görmeden emin olamadım tabii :D
Callie ve Brom süper bir ikiliydi.. Bromwell'in tüm nefretine rağmen Calandra'nın başına kötü bir şey gelmemesi için çabalamaları hatta ablasına bile karşı gelmesi onu iyice yüceltti gözümde..
Dominic ve Constance bebek bekliyormuş çok sevindim :D Gideon ve
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Tara
Feb 06, 2016 Tara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first the book was quiet slow, and I could tell that it was fast becoming a historical cliché. But, who doesn't love a good cliché?

Once the book started to pick up pace (more towards the end) I found my self unable to put the book down. However, just because it's a historical romance, it's pretty much no where near accurate...

The story line was pretty cool and I liked the original ideas that Candice had come up with.
Brickley Jules
Dec 06, 2016 Brickley Jules rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
...a sweet historical romance...kept me guessing...Candace is an excellent author. I really am enjoying her books...-BJ
Michelle Tremblay
Apr 09, 2015 Michelle Tremblay rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Read all 4 in the series and this one is still my favourite one
Paula
Nov 12, 2016 Paula rated it it was amazing
4.5 Adorei o livro.
Beachreader
Book three of the series had more appeal at the beginning, and I was hoping this might be one that I would actually enjoy and could rate higher than 2 stars. But the author turned this strong, independent, likeable young women into a simmering miss who loses all rational thought at the mere sight of a handsome stranger. And when he touches her, she just casts off all of her high moral standards and does whatever he wants.

This is the problem with all the female protagonists in this series. They a
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Cris
Sep 23, 2013 Cris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historicos, regencia
Todos os livros dessa série são ótimos, na verdade é um melhor que o outro!

Callie, a mocinha, já esta contando com a avançada idade de 23 anos, continua solteira e encalhada! Tudo culpa de seu irmão o duque de Rochford, que com seus "olhares de duque" espanta qualquer pretendente. Isto é, até ela conhecer um homem misterioso, em um baile de máscaras. O homem parece perfeito, mas, mal dos pecados, é um desafeto de seu irmão e os dois não se bicam de jeito nenhum, e o duque a proíbe terminantement
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Linda
Mar 09, 2012 Linda rated it really liked it
Usually by the third book in a series, the characters can grow a little tiresome and the plots a little thin. There's some of that in the beginning of this book but it really picks up towards the end. This one focuses on Calandra, younger sister of Sinclair, Duke of Rochford. Calandra has known Francesca, matchmaker extraordinare since childhood too since she grew up on a neighboring estate. Add to these familiar people Bromwell, an earl and things get roiled.

Brom and Callie meet at a masked bal
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Nesli
May 25, 2014 Nesli rated it really liked it
Serinin 2.kitabını sevdim ama bu daha guzel bir hikayeydi.
Özellikle Rochford ile Francesca arasındaki ilişkinin sırları açığa çıktı sayılır, doğal olarak merakım da tatmin oldu tabi. Hemen 4.kitap çıkmışken arayı soğutmadan okumak lazım. Zira bir seri daha bitmiş oldu böylelikle.
Calandra ile Bromwell iyi ikiliydi. Bromwell'in ablasının dolduruşlarına gelmesi ama sonra sorunun nerde olduğunu farketmesi, onurlu davranma çabası her ne kadar Calandra'yı üzse de pişman olması falan hoştu. Duyguyu ala
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June
Sep 26, 2013 June rated it really liked it
This is the third book in Candace Camp's delicious series, The Matchmaker. The beautiful Callie, siter of the Duke of Rochford, fall for mysterious Earl of Bromwell. Unfortunaely her brother and her Earl apparently despise each other. And ehat exactly Bromwell's intention to Callie? Did he only want for revange or did he actually care for her?

While I already the last book The Courtship Dance (The Matchmakers #4) by Candace Camp (another delighful book!), thus I knew the reason why Bromwell hated Rochford, but this book still grab my attention. I rea
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Yumru
Sep 03, 2013 Yumru rated it did not like it
Çok sıkıldığım bir kitaptı, sayfaları gözden geçirip çoğu yeri de atladığımı itiraf ediyorum.Konu aslında güzel ama maalesef'ki ilerleyişinde sorunlar vardı,aşk adına hiç bir şey yoktu ve her ilerleyişte sonunun nasıl biteceğini kestiriyorsunuz, buda beni bayağı sinir etti.

Ayrıca kızın salaklıkları da üstüne tuz biber oldu.Hem abisinin neden karşı çıktığını düşünüyor hemde bu konuyu irdelemeden yaptıkları saçmaydı...Niye bırakmadın yarıda diyeceksiniz, hani yazarın tarzını biliyorum bir şans ver
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Linda
Aug 14, 2013 Linda rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, regency
Francesca, Lady Haughston, steals the story, she's the best character. She's the facilitator, matchmaker, who steps in to save the day. Her foil, the Duke of Rochford, also has a star turn, as Francesca revises her opinion of him at the end of the book.

But the main story is Callie and Bromwell. Callie is the Duke's much younger sister, overprotected, and a bit naive. Bromwell is a charming stranger who her brother warns her away from, even though he's probably the most eligible gentleman on the
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Shelly
Sep 26, 2008 Shelly rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Brenda (b)
I needed something to read right at a given moment, I reached into my TBR pile and pulled this one out. It was a lovely romantic Regency-era tale. I liked both Callie and Bromwell and I thought they worked well together as a couple. The secondary characters added a lot of dimension. There was a definite undercurrent flowing between Sinclair and Francesca - I'm looking forward to seeing how that is resolved later.
Yukino
Aug 07, 2013 Yukino rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: miei, 2013
ho preferito gli altri libri. i due protagonisti di questo mi sono sembrati sottotono e soprattutto la storia sembra creata in modo da far si che i veri protagonisti siano altri ovvero la mia amata Francesca (il cupido di tutti quiesti libri) e il Duca.
E di questo sono contenta..è da tre volumi che attendo con ansia un passo avanti nella loro storia..per cui credo proprio che mi precipiterò a leggere l'ultimo :)
Mary Vilarino
Jun 16, 2012 Mary Vilarino rated it it was ok


Book three of this series started in much the same way as the previous two. With great anticipation only to be dissapointed. When the two main characters first met there was a witty repartee that promised much. But shortly thereafter it was as if there had been a transfusion of sickly sweetness (enough to set one's teeth on edge). It seemed to permeate the story and it could not recover.
Nihawmi
Jul 13, 2014 Nihawmi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
İtiraf ediyorum Semra Kaynana stayla( kulakları çınlasın) daldan dala atlayarak okudum.
Neden?
Çünkü çok sıkıldım. Kızın salaklığı, boş düşünceleri, şımarık davranışları...
Çünkü çok sıkıldım. Esas oğlanın %100 saf bitch Ablası, kıt ve kalın kafalı hali, samimiyetsiz ve çıkarcı davranışları...
Ben neden bu seriyi okuyorum ya? diye yakarmama neden oldu.

E peki neden devam ettim de okudum?
Dük ve Francesca hatrına. 2 kitaplık hukukumuz var dedim ayıp olmasın.
Songül
Sep 19, 2013 Songül rated it liked it
Callie ile Kont Bromwell in hikayesi ilgimi çok çekmedi hikaye akıcı mıydı kimi yerlerinde evet ! Fakat genele yaydığım zaman konunun zayıf olduğunu düşünüyorum , başından itibaren merakla beklediğim kişi Francesca ile Rockhford olduğu için belki de bunun sebebi bilemiyorum .. Umarım Pegasus yayınevi serinin son kitabını Fuar zamanı çıkartır ve artık bu hasrete bir son verir .. Tabii bu kadar bekleyip de bu karakterlerin hikayesinin elimde patlamasından da korkmuyor değilim :)
LemontreeLime
This had its good points and bad points. Likable main characters even the naughty ones. Lady Daphne is hands down one of the most venomous lady villains in romance noveldom, i was almost sorry to see her washed up by the end of the novel. She could give Iago a lesson or two. But shakespeare it ain't... another volume in a good series of brain candy.
Ashley
Mar 19, 2011 Ashley rated it really liked it
This was a guilty pleasure book, but a breath of fresh air after trying to read a few boring intellectual books :) I really liked how both main characters were instantly attracted to each other, and how both pursued the other. I also liked how there weren't any petty, annoying fights between the the main characters. Would def read this one again.
Dyanne
Dec 14, 2009 Dyanne rated it liked it
Although I am enjoying "The Matchmakers" series I really only finished this book so I would have any info for the next book which is about Francesca. This was a weak story with just okay characters. As matter of fact, I started a new book when I thought I had forgotten this book at my hairdresser and finished the other book before I went back to finish this.
Melissa
Feb 16, 2009 Melissa rated it really liked it
Kay pointed out that Candace Camp only shows the male point of view periodically and that it deters from the book, so I was conscious of it while reading this story. At one point I questioned liking the hero because his point of view was not revealed. I really enjoyed more of Francesca's background story and can't wait for her story in the next book.
Virginia
Sep 13, 2013 Virginia rated it liked it
Lady Calandra can be quite an annoying ninny at times, but mostly she is enjoyable. As usual, I am more fascinated by Francesca and Rochford so you'll forgive me if I cut short the review only to rush off and read their story.
Rosa
Jan 21, 2016 Rosa rated it really liked it
Shelves: easy-reads
Oh dear. This book had such a dodgy premise and yet I loved it (though it's really a 3.5, not a 4). There's something just so outrageously, dare I say it, campey about the series, and about the romances with predictable pacing yet real spark, that I can't resist.
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Candace Camp is the New York Times bestselling author of over sixty books.

Her first novel, *Bonds of Love*, was published by Jove Publishing in 1978, under the pseudonym Lisa Gregory. Two pseudonyms (Kristin James and Sharon Stephens)and many books later, Candace writes under her own name Candace Camp and still loves creating stories.

Candace lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and is the mot
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