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Preview — The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter
The Sherbrooke Bride (Sherbrooke Brides #1)
Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, is a man besieged. He must have an heir. Thus he must first provide himself with the requisite bride.
Alexandra Chambers, youngest daughter of the Duke of Beresford, has loved Douglas Sherbrooke since she was fifteen. Unfortunately, it is her sister, the incomparable Melissande, he wishes to wed.
But life never ladles ou ...more
The setup is completely ...more
I loved the book in the beginning. It made me laugh out loud, snort and chuckle and just basically - I loved it. Coulter writes very well, there's a depth to her characters that you don't normally see, ...more
A couple of months ago I've read "The Valcourt Heiress" by CC, and my disappointment was so profound, that I gave that book a very scathing review, which brought forth a very lively discussion on Amazon, as well as with some of my personal friends. Some people agreed with me [...], and others not so much. In rereading my review of that book, I admit to being a bit harsh; however I still stand behind my words.
This being a New Ye ...more
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Well, hell! If it isn't the worst book I've read! Okay, I don't know where it started to be so painfully horrible because I really liked the story line and at first it was really wonderful, it has an emotional appeal and the cruelty of Douglas towards Alexandra could have brought tears in my eyes when he found out that his cousin, Tony, have married her instead of her sister, Melissande, who he really intended to marry. You see, Douglas' family is forcing him to g ...more
Alexandra is the sister that no one noticed, she's plain, smart, funny and wears out of date dresses because her sister is the beautif ...more
The plotline was ok. Douglas found himself being married to the wrong woman, Alexandra. The pair did not start interacting until 20% into the story. The first 20% was spent on buildling up the backdrop of the story. Douglas had some government duties and Alexandra was already in love with Douglas. Douglas wanted to marry Alexandra's beautiful ...more
To start out.. the family males are holding a meeting to discuss their (pardon me) bastards. I suppose this may be keeping with the era, but just.. wow. This was a major turn off as it placed the so-called hero ...more
Questo romance “introvabile” ha ben vent’anni, e direi che si sentono quasi tutti.
In realtà, è probabile che, dopo vagonate di romance molto più erotici o con trame spionistico-avventurose, le lettrici di oggi (in cui mi auto-inserisco) siano molto più smaliziate e abbiano gusti più esigenti, sia per quanto riguarda le scene passionali, sia per quanto riguarda la credibilità di intrighi e complotti.
Qui siamo nel 1805, in piena epoca di guerre napoleoniche, e il con ...more
Is it a bit cheesy? Oh yes, in the absolute best possible way. The thing is, it's supposed to be a Historical Romantic Comedy, and if you remember that while you read it then you will see the same magic I do. In it's own way it's making fun of Regency romances, the male characters are all a bit overly pom ...more
Such an annoying book. I understand Ton ...more
I dont like him for half book.
From the first page i gusess 50% He always humiliate h (Alex). Blame her because he can't married with his dream woman 3 years before.
Disapprove about her style.
Insult and often compare her because she not beautiful like her sister Mellisande.
Her sister Melli so annoying, she beautiful beyond compare,she always think men would bewitched if see her. Fortunate Mellisande married with Douglas cousin Tony. Tony instan ...more
"Being a gentleman pales when one is confronted with a wife one doesn't know, doesn't want, never did want, never even knew existed."
THE STORY: Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe decides that it is time for him to marry and produce an heir. He decides to find out whether the beautiful woman he was entranced with three years ago is still available. Melissande, the daughter of a duke, seems to be the perfect candidate for his wife. Once the alliance is agree ...more
(WARNING - ALMOST ALL MY REVIEWS HAVE SPOILERS)
Douglas Sherbrook arranges to have himself wed by proxy to the most beautiful girl he ever saw. No huge surprise that this doesn't work out well, though I was somewhat surprised that he was still married - just to the wrong girl.
Confused yet? The setup actually isn't that bad here. I'm butchering it because it's been a while since I read, and small details are escaping me. The larger ones, however, a ...more
buku 1 bride series...
bercerita ttg douglas sherbrooke,earl of northcliffe yg sudah waktunya menikah.
memutuskan untuk menikah melisande chambers, putri sulung lord... (wakakakaka again lupa nama bokapnya). melissande adl gadis tercantik di inggris.
karena harus off ke france, douglas meminta sepupunya tony untuk menikahi melissande by proxy. alih2 menikahi melisande by proxy for his cousin, tony decides to marry Melissande ...more
This was my first Coulter novel and while I zipped through this one and liked it there were far to many things I didn't like.
The first 100 pages were slow. I ...more
Alexandra and Douglas (the turd). I think I would have loved this 20 years ago, but my tastes have changed and I am less forgiving of asshat heroes now. I loved the Alex. She was all that. Didn't take any guff, courageous, spunky. But she was paired with an H who was the type to cut off his nose to spite his face. All Douglas can see is Melissande, Alex's beautiful but a-holish, self centered sister. It really annoyed the p*ss out of me that Melissande is there throughout the ENTIRE book. In you ...more
I liked Alexandra but not that Douglas, half the book he acts like jerk and he is like king of jerks.
Douglas wants to marry Melisande the beautiful and desirable sister of Alexandra. He's detained due to a mission and sends Tony( I like this fellow :D ), his cousin to marry Melisande by proxy. But when Tony reaches Claybourne Hall, he's bewitched by Melisande's beauty and marries her. Alexandra gets married to Douglas. When Douglas comes back he finds himself married to Alex...more
and alex is an absolute treasure. she's so naive about her own charms, its quite funny. the secondary characters are also fun to read.
this is one of ms. coulter's best. i admit im not one of her big fans since im disappo ...more
Douglas Sherbrooke, 4th Earl of Northcliffe knows he needs to marry and have children to carry on the family line. He has had several children by various mistresses, all of them well provided for, but he needs an heir.
However he has not met any woman in several years that he feels would make him a good wife. Then he remembers an old flame he proposed to before, who had turned him down. He plans to go see Melissande, daughter of Edouard Chambers, Duke of B ...more
I recently donated a slew of them, but I wanted to catalog them all the same ...more