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Bride by Candlelight
Dorothy Eden
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Bride by Candlelight

3.09  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Julia had gone all the way to New Zealand to marry Paul Blaine before she realized she was caught in a web of evil and hidden violence. There was something different about Paul, something that frightened and disturbed her -- all centering around his dead brother Harry. There was a strangeness about his family too, and about Dave Macauley -- who couldn't have been the ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Severn House Publishers (first published January 1st 1954)
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3 1/2

This was beautifully atmospheric, I could feel the harsh winds as they wafted through the derelict old house and blew snow flurries through the ill fitted windows. And the suspense! I was kept second guessing up to the end.

When Julia dashed off to New Zealand to marry Paul, a man she'd met during the war, she was full of excitement. That is, until anonymous letters appear under her door and things get odder and odder. Stranger yet, Paul isn't the same as she remembers, and it isn't just
3.5 Stars

First off, thanks to my GR buddy Laura for sending me a whole BOX of Dorothy Eden gothics, how awesome is that!!! "Bride by Candlelight" is one of the collection Laura sent and my first Gothic by D.E. although I own and love most of her other novels.

So I enjoyed this. I'm a bit puzzled by the low ratings here on GR as it was pretty average as far as 60s gothics go. Had there been just a bit more chill it would have made it to 4 stars but it was still an enjoyable 3.5. Yes, I guessed som
Dec 21, 2012 Swathi rated it it was ok
I was very disappointed with this novel. This isn't dorothy eden's best work. There is not much romance or connection between the guy and the girl and the mystery is not so startling.
Jul 24, 2013 Kari rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2013
Open Road Media has recently reissued works by the late Dorothy Eden. She was a well known author of mystery and romance from the 1940s through the 1980s. She died in 1982. Out of the bundle in Sinister Weddings, I chose to review Bride by Candlelight for Throwback Thursday. It was originally published in 1954 by Mcdonald.

The story for me was ultimately, just OK. It definitely showed its age. The one thing I did like about it was it had that creepy Gothic feel to it. I could almost picture it a
Elizabeth Coleman
Gothics are my guilty pleasure. This is a good one. (I picked it because it had foil on the cover! And snow falling with almost inaudible thuds on the first page.)
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Harmless vintage gothic fun! Fairly predictable but nonetheless gripping and atmospheric read.
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Shelves: mystery, gothic
Predictable. Not one of Dorothy Eden's best.
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Dorothy Eden was born in 1912 in New Zealand and died in 1982. She moved to England in 1954 after taking a trip around the world and falling in love with the country. She was best known for her many mystery and romance books as well as short stories that were published in periodicals. As a novelist, Dorothy Eden was renowned for her ability to create fear and suspense. This earne
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