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Married at Midnight (Heather Duvall .5)

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Hitched in the Nick of Time!

Four brides, four beginnings... Four stories of romance from the incomparable Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Jo Beverley, Tanya Anne Crosby, and Samantha James.

"BEYOND THE KISS" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

The wedding of Jeff Birmingham of THE FLAME AND THE FLOWER and his new bride Raelynn inflames the jealous ire of a determined rival....

"THE DETERMINE
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Avon
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Lynsey A
This review is only on the Samantha James story (Scandal's Bride. (It's been forever since I read the KEW story).

This was a cute short story. I read it because I wanted to read the "sequel" to this story about the hero, Miles', young ward. This is a story about two people forced to marry due to the rash actions of the heroine. I liked how Victoria wasn't too stubborn and admitted to what was her fault. Miles was a bit more stubborn and it took sometime for him to open up to the possibility of a
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Cindy
Jun 05, 2014 Cindy rated it it was ok
4 historical romance anthology related to : Getting Married!!

Jo Beverley - 4 stars. The best story in this mess. JB is a master of a short romance story. The H/h were great & the story was interesting.

Tanya Anne Crosby - 1 star. It started out OK, but the story degraded into a clichéd nightmare. There was no basis in reality at all. I guess we're just supposed to swallow that a Duke's daughter would marry the gardener's son (even though he's a lawyer now). The female lead couldn't make u
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Ilze
Sep 25, 2011 Ilze rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jo-beverley
5 stars for Jo Beverley's story, which is really charming, besides having an absolutely amazing opening scene.

4 stars for Samantha James' sentimental and angsty story. I enjoyed it, but some readers may find the angst and the sentiment a bit too much to take. This story also appears in "Three Times a Bride" with stories by Catherine Anderson and Loretta Chase. One of the characters in the story, the child Heather Duval, has her own book "Every Wish Fulfilled".
Mary Lauer
May 27, 2013 Mary Lauer rated it it was ok
Pulled it off the shelf to re-read the next installment in the Jeff/Raelynn saga. As if a chick in 18th century England would ever have been named Raelynn. Ha!
Robin (RBBR)
Beyond The Kiss by Kathleen Woodiwiss is connected to The Birmingham Trilogy and follows The Kiss located in Three Weddings and A Kiss
Ana T.
Sep 21, 2015 Ana T. rated it really liked it
enjoyable stories, Samantha James' was the best one IMHO.


Originally read in 2008
Lover of Romance
Married At Midnight is four short stories written by four amazingly talented authors. Each story was very unique and even though very short, were all very entertaining and witty. The Four stories were 1. Determined Bride-Jo Beverly 2. A Kiss After Midnight -Tanya Anne Crosby 3. Scandal's Bride-Samantha James 4. Beyond The Kiss-Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. All of each story were beautifully written and carried on the theme of getting married quick, and the falling in love came after they get hitched, w ...more
Jody
Jul 14, 2012 Jody rated it liked it
Shelves: library
Four stories in one book.
1) The Determined Bride by Jo Beverly - I have tried other books by Jo Beverly but did not really get into them, but I like this short story. Kate is very pregnant and is traveling with a priest to find the man she thought was her husband, but who had convinced her the marriage was not real and he wanted her to leave. Traveling to his army camp, she discovers that he is dead and of all things goes into labor. Captain Charles helps in her greatest time of need in more way
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Bbabri
Sep 08, 2013 Bbabri rated it liked it
Jo Beverley: Az eltökélt menyasszony – Kate Dunstable és Charls Tennant 3/5

Sok mindent nem lehet írni erről a kisregényről. 88 oldalas, ebből 40 oldal csak arra ment el, hogy Kate hogyan szül. Többet tudtam meg arról, hogyan is zajlik egy szülés, mint a szereplőkről. Kate elég normálisnak tűnik, bár a megrögzöttsége, hogy összeházasodjon a férfival, akitől a gyerek van, kicsit sok. – Házasok voltak, csak kiderült, hogy a férfi megrendezte az egészet. Amikor kiderül, hogy a férfi meghalt a háború
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Fiona Marsden
Aug 04, 2013 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it
So far I've only read Scandal's Bride by Samantha James. I'm having a MOC kick this weekend and this fitted perfectly.

Victoria is a slightly spoiled but good hearted young woman who is resistant to marriage due to the cheating husband of her friend Phoebe. Having a substantial dowry only seems to attract the wrong kind of man so she determines on a scandal to save her. Her plan involves spinsterhood, presumably becoming the mainstay of her widowed fathers life.

When everything goes awry she ends
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Anna Marie
Jul 20, 2013 Anna Marie rated it liked it
For a 4-popper... it was okay.

First book (and the reason I got it) was actually pretty good. 'The Determined Bride' was about women who followed soldiers into battle. I'd heard about how they did that, but never had I read about anyone who had, and it was something I wanted to read. The story itself wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but ... it's a four-popper. They're not good.

The second book A kiss after Midnight') was a 'if I have to marry by my __th birthday, I'll marry someone who won't take my l
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Amy
Jul 13, 2015 Amy rated it liked it
As with all compilations of short stories, there were some that I preferred over others. Personally I like the middle two stories. I was not able to really get totally into the first and last stories. If I had to rate the middle two stories on their own, I would rate them each a four star. But overall the book was certainly worth the read.
Sara
Aug 31, 2014 Sara rated it it was ok
Al parecer ya no estoy para novelas rosas pese a todo el agotamiento que pueda tener mi cerebro...
Las tramas no tienen sentido, algunas ni siquiera química.
Probablemente la historia más interesante fue la de Jo Beverly, y aún así tenía más agujeros que queso suizo.
Antoinette Lewis
Aug 05, 2014 Antoinette Lewis rated it liked it
Interesting books with interesting women. I like the books and I enjoyed the small snippets of what I think are apart of bigger books.
Sarah
This was a solid collection of novellas you wouldn't be ashamed to share with your grandma (incidentally I came across this book as a leftover from a grandmother's collection). These historicals all center around couples who are in a hurry to get hitched, and then the story follows the process of their falling in love after the wedding. So while the action can get pretty hot, it's not too scandalous because the couples are already married. The quality of the stories match the name recognition of ...more
Ipshita
"BEYOND THE KISS" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

"THE DETERMINED BRIDE" by Jo Beverley

"A KISS AFTER MIDNIGHT" by Tanya Anne Crosby

"SCANDAL's BRIDE" by Samantha James
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Serena
Aug 07, 2014 Serena rated it it was amazing
liked it, not as good as the first one The flame and flower.,but it was nice that the brother got his own story.
léamh
Jul 29, 2014 léamh rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014
Más allá de El beso de Kathleen Woodiwiss.
Jess
Oct 08, 2014 Jess added it
Shelves: historical
Jenny
Rinou
Feb 19, 2013 Rinou rated it liked it
The Determined Bride by Jo Beverley 3 stars
The heroine starts as TSTL, fortunately not for long.

A Kiss After Midnight by Tanya Anne Crosby 4 stars
A really sweet story about childhood sweethearts being reunited.

Scandal's Bride by Samantha James 4 stars
A lovingly story with great characters.

Beyond The Kiss by KEW
Another bit of the story of Jeff and Raelynn, just before A season beyond a kiss.
sui
Mar 24, 2015 sui rated it liked it
It was ok. My fave among the lot would have to be 'Scandal's Bride' by Samantha James. Me and [my] thingy for estranged couples. I'm kinda curious about Heather's story. My least liked story from the lot would have to be 'Beyond the Kiss' by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The first chapter alone made me want to puke. Too much cheesiness and heroism for my taste.
Etty
Dec 25, 2012 Etty rated it liked it
Ceritanya lumayan singkat jadi kurang asyik tapi lumayanlah dibaca saat senggang karena tidak menguras perasaan lebih saat membacanya, memang berbeda saat membaca full satu buku saat membaca kejadian2 yang bikin kesel atau bikin senang. Hanya yang ini dipersingkat karena ada beberapa cerita dirangkum jadi satu.
Briana
Sep 22, 2011 Briana rated it really liked it
I finally broke down and bought this after having it on my Amazon wish list for years. considering the fluff i've read lately from the free Harlequin romances, these short stories are far superior and very much influenced by KEW. I look forward to reading the sequel to Scandal's Bride.
Laine
Aug 01, 2011 Laine rated it really liked it
i was amazed at myself while reading this book. i was really hooked in it that i wasn't aware that im finished reading it. i was craving for more, but i have to accept that that was the end of it. overall this is yet another page-turner for me.
Sharon
Aug 26, 2011 Sharon rated it liked it
While some of the short stories contained in this collection were interesting, all of them were unable to perform to their full potential in such a limited space, leaving gaping plot holes and discrepancies in characterization.
Joan Mondragon
Mar 07, 2013 Joan Mondragon rated it liked it
This book has four stories by four different authors. Jo Beverley, Tanya Anne Crosby,

Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and Samantha James. Jo Beverley is the author I read.
Grandmaking553
Apr 20, 2012 Grandmaking553 rated it really liked it
excellent- The Determined Bride by Jo Beverley and A Kiss After Midnight by Tanya Ann Crosby, had funny parts. All excellent stories.
Dannen
Aug 09, 2012 Dannen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss - Married at Midnight.

Raelynn y Jeff Birmingham.

Dentro de la Serie Birmingham, antes de A Season Beyond a Kiss.
Gaby
Oct 11, 2015 Gaby rated it it was ok
I just read one of the stories months ago but I'm not sure which one. I think maybe it's better if I pass the others.
Mallory
Dec 28, 2008 Mallory rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lonely housewives
This book isn't much more than pornography for women. But if you're into that sort of thing, then it's good.
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Kathleen Erin Hogg was born on June 3, 1939, in Alexandria, Louisiana, she was the youngest of eight siblings by Gladys (Coker) and Charles Wingrove Hogg, a disabled World War I veteran. She long relished creating original narratives, and by age 6 was telling herself stories at night to help herself fall asleep. At age 16, she met U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant Ross Eugene Woodiwiss at a dance, ...more
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