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The Wife Test (Brides of Virtue #1)

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Hoping to discover her true parentage, Chloe of Guibray poses as a nun and steals onto a convoy headed for England with the four maidens chosen as brides for King Edward's nobles. But one man threatens to make the journey intolerable: Sir Hugh of Sennet, an infuriating sergeant whose masculine presence stirs her most primal marital urges.
Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Berkley
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Sep 08, 2016 Desi rated it liked it
The dude was way too much of a pompous ass for me to enjoy this as a romance. But everything else worked really well and it is a great tale of royalty and intrigue. It's actually a reread for me. I believe I loved it years back, the first time around. But this time I saw too many flaws in Hugh and how messed up he made their relationship with his projected self hatred and didactic ways.

Overall it was an interesting though unlikely set up, attention holding plot, entertaining with some funny sce
Sep 27, 2013 Gmc rated it it was amazing
The Wife Test (Brides of Virtue, 1) by Betina Krahn 336 pages.
Mother Superior at the Convent of the Brides of Virtue has taught her charges many useful things, some times they are so clever it's scary.

Chloe of Guibray was left on the convent steps as an infant, she to clever by half!

Sir Hugh of Sennet doesn't like females but really doesn't like clever ones.
J.D. Stroube
Apr 16, 2009 J.D. Stroube rated it liked it
To be honest, I barely remember this book, but I do know that I enjoyed it...
Oct 05, 2012 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
When four Brides of Virtue are sent forth from a monastery to make marriages for themselves, Chloe sneaks away with them, partly because she wants a husband of her own, and partly in hopes of finding her true father. Sir Hugh, sent to escort them from France to England, wants to take monastic vows and live a life of purity and celibacy, but Chloe tempts him. Well, and his older two brothers have both died so it's not only she who has changed his circumstances.

This book takes a religious extremis
May 08, 2012 janet rated it liked it
This author is a friend of mine which is why I read ti, but it is so much fun - very sexy and intelligent. The research done about the food of the middle ages is incredible and I was practically salivating as I read the descriptions of her cooking. I am looking forward to reading the book of seven delights because I recall her telling very funny bits about how the hero and heroine met.
I enjoyed this book, most especially because of the Heroine. The hero's sexual repression was hard for me to believe, but I am sure it can be possible. The medieval setting was wonderful, and I recommend this book if you love medieval romance.
Michele Lacroix
Dec 28, 2012 Michele Lacroix rated it really liked it
Okay I only got this book, because it was $1.00. It was on my list, but took it off because of the low rating. But I loved this book. Chloe was a great heroine and Hugh was a great hero.
Cheer Papworth
Oct 10, 2007 Cheer Papworth rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: romance
Shelves: romance
This book it totally a sleezy romance, but I found the characterizations really interesting. The dialogue was also really great and the story was somewhat unique for a romance novel.
3 stars. Predictable writing and story. Slow to start but a happy ending. Smart and spunky heroine wins over a stubborn man.
I liked this one better than "The Husband Test" and a little less than "The Marriage Test". Good series.
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Krahn, born Betina Maynard, is the second daughter of Dors Maynard and Regina Triplett. Krahn learned to read at the age of four, and began making up her own stories when she was only six. In fifth grade she won a silver "Noble Order of Bookworms" pin for her achievements in reading, and the following year she began writing down her stories.

Krane was graduated from high school in Newark, Ohio and
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Brides of Virtue (3 books)
  • The Husband Test (Brides of Virtue, #2)
  • The Marriage Test (Brides of Virtue, 3)

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