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Kiss the Bride

3.69 of 5 stars 3.69  ·  rating details  ·  684 ratings  ·  46 reviews
One lucky man would win her hand...

A lady of London breeding, Emma Van Court never expected to be left widowed — and penniless — in the Scottish village of Faires. But when a fortune is promised if she remarries, the pretty schoolteacher finds Faires' motley assortment of eligible men scrambling for her attentions — from the local cowherd to an obnoxious baron!

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Paperback, 344 pages
Published April 30th 2002 by Pocket Books
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Kaethe
The historical romance genre is not universally known for being progressive or socially conscious. Which is odd, because from the first novels looking at marriage prospects from a female point of view, they've all of them pushed the boundaries in little ways and big. Pride and Prejudice waged war with inheritence laws that women still suffer under in the UK today. Those many novels of governesses demonstrated the dangers of depriving girls of education, money, and the ability to seek employment. ...more
Natha
Berharap agak terlalu tinggi dengan buku ini, hingga ketika membacanya dan tidak mencapai yang aku harapkan, hasilnya kecewa. Entah mengapa, kisahnya tidak membuatku tersentuh dan agak terasa kurang chemistry. Terlebih lagi setting lokasinya yang bukan di London dan perubahan hati tokoh utama wanita membuatku kecewa dengan Emma. Masa baru ditinggal meninggal oleh suami, mendadak langsung jatuh cinta begitu saja dengan sepupu lelaki suaminya? Walaupun mereka berdua sudah saling mengenal sejak lam ...more
Felita Hardigaloeh
Emma van court tipe perempuan muda yg jatuh hati pada pd kehidupan ideal ala saint. kenapa ? Emma senang mendedikasikan diri pd kegiatan amal, walaupun seringkali diingatkan James Marbury utk tidak terlalu aktif. toh...menurut James gadis semuda Emma (18 thn) harusnya banyak menginjakkan kaki ke lantai dansa.

karena dedikasinya ini, Stuart, sepupu James terpikat padanya dan mengajaknya berumah tangga di Kepulauan Sherlang. tempat terpencil yg cocok mjd misi mereka. Emma gembira dan segera meminta
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ChloeLeeNH
I think this was more of a 3 1/2 but I just felt that there was a lot of internal thought and not a lot of action... I just kept waiting for things to happen... but it a lot of it seemed to be inside not out. Cute... I want to try her Educating Caroline so maybe that will get a better feeling for me of this author.
FlibBityFLooB
2.5/5 stars. This one wasy just okay for me. I've read much better by Ms. Cabot, so I suppose that's why I'm grading this one so harshly. I thought the story started out pretty interesting, but it really dragged for me throughout the last 1/2 of the book.
Howdy YAL
I liked it. Honestly, there was nothing remarkable though. But it was a good book to read during a blog break. Note, I probably won't actually write a full review for this one.
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Books ”CIUMAN UNTUK SANG PENGANTIN”
Judul Asli : KISS THE BRIDE
A Novel by Patricia Cabot
Copyright © 2002 by Meggin Cabot
Penerbit Gramedia Pustaka Utama
Alih Bahasa : Martha Widjaja
Cover by Marcel A.W.
Cetakan I : Februari 2013 ; 400 hlm
Rate : 3 of 5

London, Mei 1832
Emma Van Court – yatim piatu, gadis mungil menarik yang baru berulang tahun ke-18, yang diangkat oleh paman dan bibinya, Lord dan Lady Van Court, berusaha meminta bantuan kepada James Marbury, Earl of Denham sekaligus saudara sepupu Stuar
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Amy Watt
Just a head's up, the next few books I'm gonna be reading are all Meg Cabot ones. I've decided that I have to read all of her books before I can move onto another author.

This book was cute and sad in all the right places. Emma has moved to Faires (fictional place in Shetland) to marry her childhood sweetheart. However, not long after they're married, he dies. His cousin, James, comes to bring the body back home so that it can be buried in the family tomb and is surprised to see Emma is still the
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Fernanda
:) well....
temos nesta historia um misto, tanto em termos de caracterização dos personagens como as emoções que possam ser despertadas, ora é empolgante como é sensaborão! :(

a trama por si so é relativamente pobre, a autora aqui podia ter tornado mais empolgante os diálogos e inclusive a atitude dos personagens.

um amor antigo mas que não teve a "força" suficiente para se revelar na altura certa, felizmente com o desenrolar da historia, começamos a sentir um certo interesse a despertar o que nos
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Rebecca
I read this book because I was a fan of the author's books for teens, and I was not disappointed. Emma Van Court is an orphan raised by her wealthy aunt and uncle. At eighteen, she elopes with Stuart Chesterton, a well-meaning but impractical man who takes his new wife to live with him on a small Scottish island village, much to the anger of Stuart's cousin, James Marbury, the Earl of Denham. Within a year, Stuart is dead, and Emma is struggling to survive on her meager salary as a schoolteacher ...more
Adriana
Emma: uma mulher que nem bem casou e já ficou viúva! Tá louco! A forma como Stuart morreu é um tanto inusitada, achei que poderia ter sido uma morte mais elaborada ou menos idiota (e existe forma de morrer!?). Mas como nem tudo são flores... Mais um Clássico Histórico da Tia Meg com seu pseudônimo de Patricia. Um romance leve e sensual, com revelações e descobertas de sentimentos. O suspense que existe no livro fez eu criar tantas teorias, mas tantas que achei que fosse endoidar! No final não fo ...more
Nindy Hardjadinata
The heroine is Meg Cabot's typical; lots of thinking, self-thought, independent and kinda modern-chick (no matter how ancient the setting was).

The hero, in the other hand, is brave and well-described as a dream man (well, at least for me :p).

The book is a page turner since Meg Cabot kept all the secret exactly at the last chapters of the story. I couldn't stop reading until I found the answers. However, the reason behind Clara & Lord McCraigh's drama wasn't relieving as I thought it would b
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Melanie
Oct 13, 2008 Melanie rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
We begin in London, 1832 the heroine Emma Van Court wants to marry Stuart Chesterton, a very religious minded man. Emma intends to make her plans known to James Marbury, Earl of Denham. James is not all happy about the idea of Emma marrying his cousin. He does not believe Stuart will be able to support them. Emma gets no support from her family either to be married to a curator so her and Stuart elope and move to Scottish Hebrides.[return][return]When James receives word that Stuart died six mon ...more
Sara ♥
4/18/09 - The book is still really cute. I love romance novels where the guy falls in love first. In this case, he fell in love with her quite some time ago, only to have her marry his like-a-brother-to-him cousin. The cousin dies after about 6 months... and now he FINALLY has his chance. A nice reread.

4/17/09 - Reading it again for the TNBBC Spring 2009 Challenge. :)

July 2006-ish
I remember this book was really cute. I love books where the guy falls in love before the girl... They're great! :) I
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Astri  Nasthasia Videlia
Biar kata ini HR.. entah kenapa gw malah membayangkan suasana cerita yg lebih pantas jadi genre contemporer... soalnya Khas Meg Cabot bangeet... hahahaha...
Paula
O mais justo seria 3.5. Gostei deste livro embora tenha sido um livro leve, de fácil leitura foi também muito romântico.
ClaudiaR
A Emma é irritante. Tão irritante que eu nem consegui ler o livro todo, saltei algumas partes.
Flourish
I'm pretty sure that if I cared a lot about how Scottish people were portrayed in fiction, I'd have issues with this book (where "Scotland" means basically "some generic place that's slightly exotic and very benighted"). I don't have strong feelings about it, though, so I found the book an enjoyable romp. There're no real villains, the heroine is flawed but not weak, and the hero is (as always) dashing and handsome. I read it in one gulp and while I probably won't be buying it, if I see it in th ...more
May
I picked this up yesterday from a used book store - curious to see some of Meg Cabot's early work. It was hideous. Repetitive language was my #1 complaint. I felt like things were re-hashed and I found myself complaining to be pages "I get it! move on!" It feels like a book quickly and unskillfully written- I didn't laugh, cry, or even care at any point of my reading experience.

I'm not usually a regency romance reader (save few exeptions) but as a fan of Meg, I just had to try it. This is not o
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Annaliese
It was ok. Really easy read and fun but got REALLY redundant. The main character would freak out and talk about something she just realized and then when she FINALLY tells you, it turns out to be something that you already knew/she already talked about. It was almost like the author just wrote it and never read through it. But besides that, there was great mystery and dialogue.
Nan
Mar 18, 2010 Nan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
While this was still a fun book, I don't think that I'd consider it one of Meg Cabot's best. Her lead characters were not as fleshed out as I would like to see, and the level of madcap action was relatively low. That said, a decent Meg Cabot title is still miles above many other genre titles, so I'll continue to seek out as many of her books as I can find.
Vicky Skinner (mynameisbibliophile)
I always enjoy Meg Cabot's historical romance, and this was no exception. There was something surprisingly real in the feel of this one- perhaps it was the characters-and that made me enjoy it all the more. A great novel, and probably one of my favorite endings of her historical romances.
Oky Septya
Sebenernya oke sih jalan cerotanya tapi kebanyakan deskripsi yg diulang2 dan dibahas terus menerus jadi ngebosenin karena "Adooh, ini kapan cerita mulainya kalo dikit2 deskripsiin hal yg sudah jelas begini?" ...dan akhirnya ceritanya selesai gitu ajah. Beh
Karen
Aug 05, 2011 Karen added it
Meg Cabot, in the guise of a Patricia, wrote this light, silly, fluffball of a Regency novel - a young widow in a remote Scottish island is plagued, due to the terms of a will, with a plethora of odd and determined suitors. It works for the beach, though.
Janet
Fun piece of fluff. Patricia Cabot aka Meg Cabot has a gift for creating likeable characters that get themselves into all sorts of trouble. Fun romance read - great for when you have a tummy ache or are just all stressed out.
Ruth
Nice light fluffy read.
Heloisa Imada
First, I'd like to start this review by saying how glad I was when i finally found this ebook and how much I love Meg Cabot/ Patricia Cabot!!!
I'll post the whole review as soon as I finish it!
Laura
My favorite of the Patricia Cabot books that I have read so far. Not a lot of suspense, but the relationships feel better developed in this book than they do in a lot of her other books.
Debbie
I read this in my quest to read more Meg Cabot and it was better than typical romance. The jumping POVs annoyed me, though. Enjoyable, but not one I'd necessarily read again.
Chanpreet
I have enjoyed many of Patricia/Meg Cabot's books. This book had an interesting story, but for some reason, I wasn't really able to relate to it.
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Librarian Note: AKA Meg Cabot.

Meggin Patricia Cabot was born and and raised in Bloomington, Indiana, USA, daughter of Barbara and C. Victor Cabot, a college professor. She also lived in Grenoble, France and Carmel, California (the setting for her bestselling Mediator series) before moving to New York City after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Indiana University.

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