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Here Comes the Bride

3.48  ·  Rating Details ·  262 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
There comes a time in every woman's life when she must get herself a man or give up the idea entirely...

After three long years of patiently waiting for her reluctant, handsome, gentlemanly Amos Dewey, to pop the question, Augusta Mudd--owner of her small town's biggest factory--decides it's time to take matters in her own hands. With the help of her friend, ruggedly attrac
Mass Market Paperback, 349 pages
Published July 3rd 2000 by Avon (first published January 1st 2000)
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Jul 07, 2014 Feminista rated it did not like it
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I fondly remember reading Morsi's Courting Miss Hattie in the 90’s and have always considered it one of my favourite romances so I naturally thought I'd enjoy other books by the same author.... unfortunately, the small town social politics, the improbably-damned-to-spinsterhood heroine, and the tru-love-who-was-always-right-in-front-of-her hero just didn't lure me in the second time around. I suspect that if I read Courting Miss Hattie again I wouldn't enjoy it very much for the same reasons I d ...more
Aug 25, 2014 Lyuda rated it really liked it
Augusta Mudd (Ms Gussie), the proud owner of Mudd Manufactured Ice, decided to get married. 31 is a fine age to start a family especially with such a refine, handsome gentleman as Amos Dewey. It doesn’t matter that her heart is no biting faster when she is with him. Who needs love when mutual respect and character compatibility is so much better. As a fine business woman, Ms. Gussie, didn’t wait but followed her decision right away and encountered her first set back: Amos who was still grieving ...more
Jan 21, 2010 Ashleighloveland rated it liked it
Our heroine owns an ice company and wants to marry her beau of three years the town barber, he's still grieving his long-dead wife. Heroine talks her trusted employee (our hero) into posing as her new beau to make her old beau come to scratch, and predictably they fall in love. With a sweet little subplot between the barber and the town's wicked widow.

Sweet and innocent characters are what Morsi thrives at. And these characters are lovely, if occasionally a bit dull. It's a sweet love story and
Mar 11, 2013 Lisa rated it really liked it
Another winner from Pamela Morsi, Here Comes the Bride tells the story of how Miss Gussie Mudd of Cottonwood, Texas manages to finally get married. A top businesswoman at 31, Gussie feels that it's now or never for her to get her long time beau, Amos Dewey to propose. Since he's reluctant, she makes a business deal with her friend and employee, Rome Akers. All Rome has to do is escort Gussie around town as if he is courting her and make Amos jealous. If it succeeds, Gussie will offer Rome a part ...more
Jul 26, 2014 Robin rated it it was ok
After waiting three long years for Amos Dewey to pop the question, August Mudd knows she has to do something to convince him to marry her. Gussie's plan involves her friend and employee, Rome Akers. She asks Rome to pretend to court her in order to make Amos jealous. If Rome is willing to do this, she will then make him a partner in her business. Rome jumped at the chance to be co-owner of the most successful business in town. He didn't plan on falling in love with Gussie. Soon he'd do anything ...more
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Oct 29, 2015 Amity Grays rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I actually read it some time back, but it's one of those that still pops into my head every now and again. It was a daring twist to the typical romance, but still lingers in my mind as an exceptional romance all the same. It's an endearing reminder that no one's perfect, but that doesn't mean they're not perfect for someone.
May 30, 2016 Judy rated it really liked it
There's nothing like a small town where everyone knows each other. This is set in the early 1900's. The characters are wonderful. It is written with humor and concern and hometown goodness. The wonders of this book is that it follows two people and it is not until the last few pages of the book that you find out what happens. That holds you to the book
Oct 22, 2014 Koki rated it it was amazing
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Skvelý námet, ešte lepšie prevedenie, veľmi dobrý štýl. Miestami vážne, miestami ironické, miestami romantické - proste z každého rožka troška :-) Dokopy vysoko čitateľné.
Sep 25, 2012 Jackie rated it liked it
Small-town turn-of-the-century Americana isn't really my thing. But I enjoyed Morsi's lighthearted historical romance, particularly her two main female characters, one of whom is the owner of the local ice factory, the other a notorious widow. A weirdly intriguing mix of feminism and female abnegation (the widow, despite not being as free with her charms as she is reputed to be, still wallows a lot about feeling sinful when her one long-term affair comes to public light, and makes a public apolo ...more
Nov 08, 2014 Tressa rated it liked it
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Here Comes the Bride was sweet and enjoyable. It’s set during one of my favorite time periods and includes an interesting industry. I also liked the tidbit about the Pure Food and Drug Act.

I liked all the characters—especially Gussie and Pansy. Both characters were strong, confident, and fit in with the time period. I could see Gussie and Pansy as part of the suffrage movement. Pamela Morsi has a deft hand in crafting admirable characters with sweet but hot romances.
Aug 29, 2012 Maura rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
This was a very sweet read. The heroine is a spinster of 30 and the owner of company she has inherited from her late Father. The hero is employed by the spinster. The premise is heroine wanted to make a man jealous and has the hero court her to force the man into wanting her. I liked how nothing turned out like I thought it would. The heroine learned some life lesson's and the hero became more than he thought he could be. The town and the people in it were funny and charming.
Feb 23, 2016 Issa rated it liked it
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Like other Morsi books with a strong virgin heroine wanting another man and her hero sleeping with another woman in town, that woman having her own story. But here I couldn't warm up to hero or the other characters at all. Only the heroine did I like and that made the story alright but not great.
I think I would have liked this book better if I had not read more recent books by Morsi. The characters in her later books are so much more interesting that I am disappointed by the older books.
Jun 23, 2016 Malsha rated it it was amazing
One word. LOVEDIT

Read it for the third time (June 2016) and I fell in love with the chemistry between Gussie and Rome and the book all over again!
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Apr 01, 2013 Deeanne Gist rated it it was amazing
This is the author who gave me a love for small town historicals. When I read her stores, I feel like I'm there.
Aug 20, 2010 Delaine rated it liked it
Very cute, I enjoyed it. But it seemed really similar to Courting Miss Hattie.
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Pamela Morsi is a USA Today, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble bestselling author of romance. She broke into publishing in 1991 with Heaven Sent and has been gracing readers with at least a book a year ever since. Two of her novels, Courting Miss Hattie (1992) and Something Shady (1996), won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the highest honor in romance publishing, and others have bee ...more
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