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Trouble at the Wedding

(Abandoned at the Altar #3)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,604 ratings  ·  183 reviews
Annabel is about to marry the perfect man…

The last thing Miss Annabel Wheaton desires is true love. She learned the hard way that love makes a woman foolish and only leads to heartache. That’s why she agreed to marry an earl who needs her money. He’s got a pedigree and a country estate, and he won’t ever break her heart. There’s only one problem…

Christian isn’t about to le
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 27th 2011 by Avon (first published 2011)
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Historical romances were my first love, but lately I've been noticing how much they snore, and wishing they'd take the damn garbage out. The last one I tried to read has been getting rave reviews up the wazoo; I got to page 280, realized there were still 100 more pages left, and groaned out loud. (I'm not going to identify the book, since my current weird state of mind might have contributed to how little I was enjoying it.) Thank goodness Trouble At the Wedding came along before I decided to ca ...more
Tabitha (Bows & Bullets Reviews)
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Laura Lee Guhrke fans, historical romance fans
Shelves: reviewed
The review is also available on my blog, Bows & Bullets Reviews

Annabel Wheaton is determined to marry a titled peer to get the respect she has always deserved, so when the Earl of Rumsford proposes, she thinks her prays have been answered. She knows he is marrying her for her ample fortune and is completely okay with it because she is mainly marrying him for his title. A week before the wedding, everything is going divinely, save her uncle constantly nagging her to put more thought into this dec
Carol Cork *Young at Heart Oldie*
Loved everything about this book!

Setting - I adore the Regency period but it's refreshing to have a book set during the Edwardian era (1904)

Hero & Heroine - totally fell in love with both of them and the chemistry between them positively sizzles.

Love scenes - HOT!!!

Dialogue - sparkling and totally hilarious at times.


Mar 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
America heiress Annabel Weston is determined to marry a titled gentleman to help provide a better coming out for her younger sister, following her own humiliating episode. Even though Annabel is beyond wealthy, everyone still thinks of her as 'white trash' from the backwaters of Mississippi and Annabel dreams of a better life in England and just knows a title will do that. She meets the Earl of Rumsford and believes all her hopes are coming true much to the dismay of her uncle who sees Rumsford ...more
Jen Davis
Dec 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Annabel is a Mississippi girl, who comes from poverty. But when her dad hit pay-dirt in an Alaskan goldmine, her family became wealthy beyond their wildest dreams. They moved out of their small Southern town to an uppercrust area of New York. But they were never accepted. New money didn't mean much in society.

Now Annabel has a chance to change things for her family. She is getting married to a British peer --and that means respectability. It's no matter that they aren't in love. Annabel thinks
Nov 17, 2011 rated it liked it
Maybe I need to cool it for a bit on the historical romances, because I have been in the middle of a string of historical's that I just cannot seem to get into. Guhrke wrote one of my favorite historical romances, Guilty Pleasures, but so far the other books of hers that I have read have not measured up. It is probably because Guilty Pleasures was the first book of Guhrke's that I read and therefore is what I compare the rest to. I just don't seem to connect to the characters of her other books ...more
♡Karlyn P♡
Mar 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
4+. Wonderfully romantic with a great H/h. If your in the mood for an enjoyable historical romance without a lot of heavy angst, drama, and misunderstandings, this is a great choice. I loved Christian and Annabel, they made a great match. Her American heritage as 'white trash' added so much character to her personality. The chemistry between H/h was enjoyable and made me laugh often. The ending was sweet and perfect. I'm not sure how this fits in with the series, so I will add this is definitely ...more
Fangirl Musings
Here's the progression of this book, in short: Interesting, good, getting better, even better, fun, best, wow, wow-wow-WOW, HOLY-COOL-PEAK, rushed scenes, resolved ending, The End. Yep, that about covers it.

Laura Lee Guhrke has a weird talent for making books oddly unique and different. She's a writer who creates interesting plots that either start off wonderful, get better, and end awesomely, or instead she creates wonderful buildup with too-hurried endings. Sadly, Trouble At The Wedding was ju
Mary Gramlich
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Abandoned at the Altar Series #3
HarperCollins Publishers - 12/27/2011 - Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages

At what point do we cease with all these rules of engagement?

At the turn of the 20th century having old money was treated with respect, but having new money put you in a state of being caught between the world you came from and not accepted in the one you long to be part of. For Miss Annabel Wheaton a newly moneyed Southern Belle the only way out of th
Books Mom
Dec 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Originall posted at

I started reading Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke expecting it to be just another historical romance – a genre a love, but one that can be occasionally predictable. Boy, was I wrong! It stands on its own unique merits, and had me hooked from the very beginning.

I really enjoyed it, and couldn’t put it down once I started it. I only found out it was part of a series after I finished it, so can definitely attest that it stands
May 04, 2020 added it
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i’ve enjoyed all of laura lee guhrke’s book (with the exception of one) & i just knew that this one wasn’t gonna get a higher rating than a 2 star & i didn’t want to put myself through that so dnf at 35% ...more
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: December 27, 2011 (Available Now!)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift From the Publisher
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 3, Abandoned at the Altar
Series Best Read In Order: Worked well as a standalone
Steam Level: Steamy

Having risen from the depths of poverty into the upper echelon of society by an inheritence, Annabel Wheat
Lover of Romance
Annabel grew up with not much money, but when her father lands a gold mine, but then dies suddenly she has a fortune in her possession. All Annabel has ever wanted for her life was to get married and have a family, and she has a chance to have a good life in England, to land a title and she knows he isn't the type to demand her heart on a platter, just her money. Annabel only wants to be happy, but doesn't need love in her life, at least that is what she thought until Christian, the Duke of Scar ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Annabel Wheaton is new money. After her father hits it big in goldmines, she is thrust into a world of riches that were never thought possible. Growing up dirt poor in a tin roof shack, the idea of more money than she could spend in a lifetime is almost impossible to imagine. But she is learning money can’t buy you class, and it sure can’t buy you love. All money can buy you at the end of the day is heartache and an air of falsehood.
Lady Wesley
I've truly enjoyed all of LLG's works that I've read thus far, and I plan to read more. Her late Victorian/Edwardian settings make it possible for her to create female characters who are believably more modern than the standard Regency miss, and Annabel Mae Wheaton is a perfect example. She was born poor in Mississippi, but her late father left her stupendously wealthy from his gold mines in Alaska. She moves to New York expecting to enter Society, but Society wants nothing to do with her. When ...more
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Trouble at the Wedding by Laura Lee Guhrke is absolutely fantastic. It is a five of five stars read. This is a story worth reading a thousand times over, and one will only fall in love again and again with Christian Du Quesne, Duke of Scaraborough and Annabel Wheaton.

Annabel is one of the most astute women characters I’ve ever read. Oh my, how she fixes her way out of ruination and makes Christian sign a contract as her Trustee is the BEST turn of events in the story; any reader can expect anyt
Nov 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
4.25 out of 5. A very captivating read, set in the early 20th century, when American industrial giants with bulging bank accounts were seeking social prominence in the world by marrying either themselves or their children to English aristocrats who were in dire need of funds. This novel features a young American heiress--actually an almost accidental heiress--who has found herself to be in possession of massive amounts of money due to the mining successes of a father she never knew. Now she want ...more
Dec 31, 2014 rated it liked it
I was expecting more from the story. The writer can definitely write (Her book And Then He Kissed Her (Girl Bachelors, #1) by Laura Lee Guhrke is one of my all time favorite) and the time period (Edwardian) was interesting but something was missing for me. I can't point exactly what it is but it may be a combination of things: I could not really warm up to the hero, the heroine was fascinating enough character but her and her family transformation and slide into the upper echelons of British society was too fast and not really believable. The whole story ...more
An entertaining historical romance with a unique setting (1904 USA and England) and fabulously written characters.

Annabel's Southern roots and New Money vulnerabilities made me want to be her best friend. Christian was a little harder to like especially after a few blunders, but he redeemed himself in my eyes. Christian and Annabel's romance was vibrant and sweet. I really liked how they talked about things rather than spending all their time with sex and making proclamations of love.

Also, lov
I didn't read the other books in this series. I don't feel I missed anything by reading out of order.

I enjoyed the setting and unconventional heroine. With the flood of regencies on the market, its refreshing to read about something different.
May 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one! Honestly, wow! The h/h were both so fantastic, and I love that the author managed to give us an ending that didn't require the spunky heroine to fold like a house of cards (as is so often the case with these great, independent heroines in so much of HR).

Lady Day
Nov 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Liked the second book Scandal Of The Year better than the third book Trouble At The Wedding. Enjoyed the scenes on the Atlantic Oceanic Cruise liner.
Paperback Dolls
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Noa gave Trouble at the Wedding 5 stars.
Kitt gave Trouble at the Wedding 3 stars.

Kitt: Last Month of Love, Noa and I reviewed the first two novels in Laura Lee Guhrke’s Abandoned at the Alter series (which you can find here if you’re interested) and now we’re back to review the third, Trouble at the Wedding. This time around it should be a little more interesting though, because while I found the series latest release to be somewhat lacking, Noa really love
Jerry Jares
Twenty-five-year-old Annabel Wheaton has had a checkered past.  She grew up poor in Mississippi but received an unexpected inheritance from her biological father upon his death in Alaska.  Her father and mother had divorced years before and Annabel's father had gone to the gold mines of Alaska to seek his fortune.

After the inheritance, Annabel and her family had moved to New York City and tried to break into society there with virtually no success.  So Annabel decided to buy a position in Britis
Jack Vasen
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I don't know what appealed to me about this book. After reading it, I realize that Abandoned at the Altar is not my favorite plot subject.

This book is sad. The main characters are sad. (view spoiler)
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Lately there have been a run of good romances to escape the current political climate of impeachment and ptsd. Sometimes finishing a romance i feel nauseated and embarrassed that my intellectual faculties have been ruined by the flight of serious focus. So it is always a good read when I can entirely escape from the reality around us. This addition of LLG was such a one, and much fun. A to die for hero, his wonderful sister, his haunted past and the reality of American/British aristocracy at thi ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
While slightly better than the first two books in the series, "Trouble at the Wedding" is a 3 star, but the narrator bumps it back down to a 2 star for me.

Marlon Brando is back for the third & final installment of the "Abandoned at the Alter" series, and this time she brings a terrible southern accent! The story is far more interesting than the first and slightly more believable than the second. However, it confusingly brings in a currently single Duke of Tratheon for a brief moment, even though
Mar 29, 2020 rated it liked it
The book started off quite nicely. In the present time, Annabel is about to get married and trying to forget about Christian, who told her she would never be happy by marrying this guy. Then you go back in time and read about what happened up until the present. What will happen? You expect the story to go a certain way but then a very nice curveball is thrown; the story suddenly goes in a very different but exciting direction! Now I am really enjoying this story! Annabel is clearly a very clever ...more
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From the publication of her very first historical romance, Laura Lee Guhrke has received numerous honors and critical acclaim for her novels and her writing style. She has been honored with the most prestigious award of romance fiction, the Romance Writers of America Rita Award, and she has received additional awards from Romantic Times and All About Romance. Romantic Times has proclaimed her, “On ...more

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