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Royal Bride

3.47  ·  Rating details ·  247 ratings  ·  18 reviews
To a continent in turmoil, Prince Augustus of Jura is the battle-hardened war hero who saved his tiny nation from the clutches of Napoleon. His next challenge is to find an English wife with the political connections he needs to keep his country safe. When the object of his pursuit runs off with his cousin, Augustus turns to the woman's younger sister, Charity Beaufort. Ye ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Forever (first published January 1st 2001)
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Sumeetha Manikandan
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved the beginning but does get a bit boring in the end.
Mar 09, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
This is different from what I usually read, but I gave it a shot. Unfortunately, I just couldn't accept the absolutely flawless Prince; he was too good to be true (although he did turn to a mistress soon after his marriage). There was virtually no tension in this book, until the last 40 pages, but even then, there was no doubting the outcome. It was okay. ...more
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Dec 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yes, except for the Eva scenario as likely as it would be in that situation, I really enjoy this very slow marriage-of-necessity to lovers story interspersed with thoughts about how a small principality would survive after the Napoleonic Wars in any meaningful and independent way. I smell traces of Monaco in Jura - and there was a lovely homage to dressage riding, with Lipizzans even!

Although I had the impression that the author's horse knowledge doesn't come up to Judith Tarr levels (not every
Prince Augustus of Jura has fought hard for the past ten years against Napoleon. Then he had to fight to keep his country independent from Austria at the Treaty of Vienna. To keep it free, he decides to ally the country through a treaty and marriage to England. He asks his great aunt who also married an Englishman to find a bride. She suggest her older granddaughter Lydia. The engagement proceeds but Lydia is more comfortable with Gus' cousin Franz and Gus with the younger sister Charity. When L ...more
Royal Bride reads a little differently than your typical historical romance. In tone and detail, it feels much more like a historical novel- even with the fictitious country of Jura thrown in. The court formality, the way royal family follows protocol, even among themselves, and the emphasis on diplomacy and geographical tensions ( here with Austria) gives the reader the feeling of being in a different place in time.
The romance starts as a friendship between two quite likable characters who know
Aug 20, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: wall-banger
I can't believe the person who wrote this book is the same author that wrote The Road to Avalon and Born of the Sun. The basic story concept had possibilities, but the storyline is poorly written and executed and falls flat to this reader. It's almost like a 12 year old wrote this and not an experienced author. ...more
Mar 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
about a young woman who marries a royal price of a country beset by intrigue and betrayel, her love for him, and their eventual happiness amid greed, betrayel, intrigue, and how it is eventually resolved
Chelsea Malcolm
Jan 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: regency-i-love
I really like Joan Wolf's portrayal of feelings and this is just another example of an awesome take on a well loved genre. Read the synopsis and if it sounds at all good to you read it because you will love it. ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
I can't tolerate cheating,and after cheating the hero sends his devil mom to clean up his mess.Apparently the hero is supposed to be a cool ,collected and calm leader! ...more
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
The prince was too perfect,she could have found something else to make him seem less perfect. Why did she make him a cheater? Sucked all the enjoyment out of the book.
Jul 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Still one of my favorite romance reads :)
Aug 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, 2013
read update version by the author re-title The English Bride
Feb 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Better than expected.
Abimbola Iletogun
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Royal bride is an historical book from my own point of view. I love charity and her ways. The prince couldn’t have gotten a more suitable bride.
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
It would have gotten a 3 stars if wasnt the Eva situation. I hate cheaters.
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Joan Wolf is a USA TODAY bestselling American writer, whose acclaimed Regency romances have earned her national recognition as a master of the genre. Her many historical and contemporary romances, some of which have been chosen as Literary Guild selections, have been highly praised by reviewers and authors alike.

Joan was born in 1951 and she grew up in the Bronx, New York. A former English teacher

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