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The Least Likely Bride (Bride Trilogy #3)

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  1,017 ratings  ·  48 reviews
One moment Lady Olivia Granville is strolling along a path, her nose buried in a tome of Greek philosophy; the next she is plunging down a rocky cliff. Only when she regains consciousness--naked and unwittingly trapped on an unknown ship--does she discover that she owes her life to a stranger who is clearly not a gentleman!

Wickedly handsome, disturbingly mysterious, the gr
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published January 4th 2000 by Bantam (first published 2000)
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This is really a little more like 3.75 Stars for me, but I'll go ahead and bump it up to 4. I was really looking forward to this book, I wanted to see what it took to finally get Olivia wrapped in the bonds of love and all that. This third book in the series was good, but I just didn't find myself liking at much as I liked the other two. In this book, it's been about a year and half since the events in the second story. Olivia and her father, and Phoebe are now living on the Isle of Wight, with ...more
This book was included in a sackful of books donated to our household by my mother-in-law. It is the last in Jane Feather's Bride Trilogy, and, not being someone who can bear to start a series in the middle, I sought out the other two books first. They were great - not great literature, but a light, fun romp that I basically raced through. And the third book was no exception. I read this one in two days. It was definitely my favorite of the three.

In this book, Olivia, the last of three friends
Erin C
When I was given this book the front cover led me to believe that it was set in the present day, the dress not looking to be accurate to a period piece. Pleasantly surprised to discover that the book was set during the seventeenth century. That being said, the volume proved to be better than I expected. Surprisingly interesting and coherent for a novel of its genre. Had not intended to seek out other works by Ms. Feather prior to reading, but may be tempted if ever in need of a novel to occupy s ...more
Third in the trilogy. Caxton is quite the hero, and Olivia comes into her own here. Not really credible at all - not Olivia's actions, nor the reaction of her father - but a good adventure and fun read nonetheless. I did feel the ending was rather rushed - perhaps there were just too many differences needing to be resolved for a happy ever after that it was best to just skim over them? I would have enjoying reading a sequel, even if the three friends have now all been accounted for.
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I don’t typically read romance novels. I’m not a romance novel kind of woman but I did read this one on the recommendation of a friend and I actually enjoyed it very much.

The book opens with Olivia, Portia, and Phoebe (three young girls) meeting and all vowing to never marry. The all swear to live as single women who forever follow their hearts and pursue their dreams and not become tied down by a man.

We all know what happens when we decide to make plans of our own. Enter…FATE.

One minute Lady Ol
I liked the book on its' face but the ending was atypical of this author and completely unbelievable. A shy aristocrats' daughter who stutters falls for the pirate who nursed her after she fell and was injured. She almost instantly falls into his bed which was unbelievable in and of itself. That he is trying to free King Charles I during the British civil war in 1640's when her father was a strong parlementerian is the first plotline. That her stepbrother who was previously thought to be killed ...more
Reading this book took me to a life of exciting piracy adventures and wonder. The characters were very intriguing and full of lots of likeable qualities.

Olivia is a shy girl who has sworn that she would never marry. She enjoys a close friendship with Phoebe and Portia who both have succumbed to marriage themselves. But Olivia vows that being a scholar and enjoying her art is all she desires.

But all her plans are thrown into turmoil when she meets the most handsome pirate and Captain of his own
If you've read Feather's "Bride" series to this point and have some guesses as to the history between Olivia and the evil Brian Morse, well, you will get to see in this one whether you guessed right.

Remember that Olivia swore that she would never marry? Well, it turns out she had good reason to feel that way. The "Brides" story takes a hard left with this one, veering into unexpected territory. Olivia is reading a book and walking (never a great combo--these days substitute texting) and she fal
Took me awhile to get into this one. It was good though. By the end I was enjoying it immensely! I liked that our two leads had adventurous spirits and that Anthony was quite mysterious! Olivia had a good heart and I hate, absolutely and thoroughly, what her brother had done to her. His punishment wasn't quite enough in my eyes...
Arabella Thorne
I really liked this story, a version of one of my all time favorite romantic adventures: Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood.
We have a pirate who has many skills: sailing, smuggling, art and medicine and can play a fop like nobody's business. Anthony/Edward Caxton is a wonderful hero who rescues Lady Granville when she falls down a cliff. He takes her to his ship and tends to her wounds. Lady Olivia recovers and even goes on a pirate raid. Once Anthony is satisfied she's healed enough she is returne
I liked this one partially. There are lots of exciting twists may be.. but did not push my interest beyond a minimum level.

Olivia Granville daughter of Cato Granville, is sophisticated scholar with a past filled with her own secrets. Olivia meets Anthony, the illegitimate son of Caxton, a pirate and a smuggler when she falls through a cliff and rescued(kidnapped) by Anthony. She sees the other side of Anthony, which helps forget her misery. When she discovers that Anthony is going agains

Liz Stevens
Oct 07, 2014 Liz Stevens marked it as didn-t-finish  ·  review of another edition
I tried, but can't read this one. The whole insta-pirate thing combined with falling into bed the first night...not even close to pretending to but it.
It would've been nice if I started from Phoebe's or Portia's story. From the very start. Some things are insignificant to me for one reason. I don't know anything about them. Okay. But the story line is nice. Yes, predictable but bearable. Okay. I'm not in the mood to recount the story. xD Anyways, felt more attached to this than the Wicked something Trilogy of Jane Feather. I really like her setting and the time she uses in her stories. So vintage and unusual. The nicest thing is that even if i ...more
I would recommend reading each of the 3 books in this trilogy in order. If not you will find out what happens to Olivia's friends from this book.

Olivia is a shy bookworm type of girl who likes learning about things that most men find that women shouldn't learn about. While reading along a cliff side she slips and ends up in the water and knocked out.

When she comes to she is naked in the bed of a captain of a "pirate" ship. You are taken through her journey at sea where she has to decide if she c
Nicola Pike
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i love pirate stories but this one left me disappointed the characters were a little unrealistic and i don't even know if i want to read the other two...yes i started on the third book instead of the first one. like i said i love pirates and stories that take place on ships.
Cant say that it wasnt an interesting book .. but it wasnt the best

I liked the plot and the writing was great but there are times where i thought that it was unrealistic .. like the first fight that Olivia experienced in the Pirate ship, instead of being realistically worried she was excited which is something I couldnt see happening

the ending was a huge surprise as to how their relationship stopped at, it was unexpected yet interesting .i dont want to give away too many spoiler for those who
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This was the first actual romance novel I ever read. She's the least likely bride because she has a stutter, making her unmarriageable, but fortunately she's captured by a hot pirate. She's badly injured during her kidnapping, but that doesn't stop them from y'know, wink wink nudge nudge. And it's apparently consensual, despite the fact that they just met, and he kidnapped her. It's been a few years since I read it, but I remember enjoying it at the time, even while I laughed at some of the "ser ...more
Rachel Rogers
Another trilogy started at the end. I'm not sure I'll track down books one and two. I expected a few of the loose ends to be tied up differently, like with Anthony delivering both villians to Cato and getting validation for what he was doing. Something along the lines of ... "yes, I am the one trying to free the king, though not through belief, but I am not the one doing the wrecking." I also, somehow, expected Anthony's birthright to be turned over to him. That seems to be the way these should ...more
Tricia Lynne
It's still on my shelf...great read.
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Now that I have my second reserved-for-reviews thoughts it does remind me of the De Warenne series The Conqueror but only in a matter of historical similarities; not many books in that period of time. A good one, this. Made me curious about Portia's story and a little less, about Phoebe's.
This was cute. Crap history, of course, but a fun, Very lite read. I'll probably look for the other 2 in the trilogy eventually - fortunately, they stand alone, so it doesn't matter in the least that this was actually the final one. I'm not sure I'd bother with much of the author's other work - I've got a fairly short tolerance for romances, especially historical-fiction.
Well, I just finished it, but i can't say that i really liked it.
The story lone was nice, but not written very good.
The feelings between Olivia and Anthony weren't described very well, the love is there, but it is not described good enough.
And the end, it was one really boring end.
I don't know of this book deserves 2 or 3 stars, but I'm giving it 3.
This is the best of the 3 books by far. Olivia doesn't really do anything that makes you want to smack her (which is hard in romances).

The only thing that I find hard to believe and ridiculous is her unwillingness to marry. Considering what century she's living in she's condemning all her children to carrying a label of illegitimacy. Ridiculous!
I don't usually read fluff books, much less romance novels; but, I couldn't pass up this one! Girl falls off cliff and wakes up naked on a pirate ship? Pirate captain is not only dashing and handsome, but reads Plato, plays chess, is an excellent artist and physician, and frees slaves? Perfect.
Diana Dupre
The quintessential aristocrat's daughter meets and falls in love with the only "good" pirate on the seven seas. :) This book is the very definition of a romance novel. The forbidden love, change of hearts, sexual descriptions that go beyond innuendo.

A fun read that I enjoyed every minute of.
Aug 11, 2008 Audra rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone that is a romantic
Shelves: library-books
I absolutely loved this book. I found myself holding my breath at times and routing on the bad/good guys at other times. I thought I had the end figured out but found that the book ending wasn't as predictable as I thought. I am looking forward to reading the author's other books.
This doesn't have a conventional ending-- still a true romance in that they end up happy and in love, but with a twist that I enjoyed.
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Jane Feather was born in Cairo, Egypt, and grew up in New Forest, in the south of England. She began her highly successful career after she and her family moved to Washington D.C. in 1981. She now has over ten million books in print.

Has also written under pseudonym of Claudia Bishop (books written in 1984)
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