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The Bride Ransom (Civil War Brides #4)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  164 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Gwendolyn Butler has been in love with Andrew Simmonds since she was fifteen years old. He saved her from a potentially harmful fall from a horse and when she looked into his eyes, she was immediately lost.

When Andrew Simmonds meets Gwen, he realizes he has met the woman he wants for life, however, she is too young. He writes to her, promising a commitment, but when he is
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published (first published February 6th 2011)
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Apr 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I am enjoying this series. It's fun, lots of action, witty, and romantic. Lots of newlywed stuff, but we don't hear about it, so it stays clean. In this book, Andrew and Gwen are married, and then she is kidnapped and held for ransome. I can't wait to read about RIchard and Charity in the next book.
Claudy Conn
Jun 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic love story that takes you back in time and makes you live it as though you are walking through the pages!
A wonderful read.
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have been eagerly awaiting Gwen and Andrew's story, and it didn't disappoint! They have been in love with each other for so long, but Andrew pushed Gwen away after his injury. I really understood where Andrew was coming from with that, and I felt Gwen's pain so deeply. I loved seeing them finally come together. I also enjoyed the action towards the end, and I wouldn't have complained if there was just a touch more. They had a lovely romance, and I just adore Andrew. I also liked the fact that ...more
Elise Hargreaves
Another trip back in time to see Andrew & Gwen finally unite 💖

I was so pleased to finally have Andrew and Gwendolyn's book in my greedy little mitts! The Civil War Brides is one of my favourite series and Andrew and Gwen's long awaited romance is a fantastic addition!! I found Andrew's character very endearing - the way he went to Jamie for advice before his wedding night was so sweet! I loved that he saved himself for Gwen. Gwen was rather amusing through her PMS and when it came to her and
Cup of Tea
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love, Love, Love this series! I could not wait for Gwen and Andrews story and it did not disappoint! I really enjoy the mix of historical events and romance. We get to see a lot of characters from the pervious books and there is a added bonus in the book as well! Gwen has a lot of character and Andrew is the perfect mix of alpha and hero. I love that this a mix of second chance and insta love with action added in. There are some great twists and turns in the plots! I thought it was interesting t ...more
Bethani Carter
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to read Gwen and Andrews story!! They have been in love with each other for years. However, circumstance and war have torn them apart. Your heart breaks for Gwen and Andrew, you can feel the pain that they are going through. Andrew pushed Gwen away after he was injured but when he finds out she’s been kiddnapped he knows he has to save her. Will Andrew find her in time? Will they be able to get past he heartbreak and pain and finally get their happily ever after?
Sheri Secord
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in this series. I love this book, this story of Andrew and Gwen. This story is a little different from the others in the series, in that neither have time traveled. It is still set back in the Civil war time. The other couples are involved in this book also. I am looking forward to the next book in the series. The author is on my must read list.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love and intrigue

At long last Andrew and Gwen get together after foolishness on both sides! However, things don’t run smoothly for them once they are married, with a man seemingly following Gwen, followed by kidnapping and shooting. And as they are both virgins they seek advice from their time-travelling friends to help spice up their sex life!
Latifa Morrisette
I loved reading Andrew and Gwen's story. These two have been in love for forever and were separated by war. But even war couldn't keep these two from being together. I love Gwen's personality and how Andrew brings her back to earth. I'm excited to read more from this series
Brandy Glaser
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The wait for Andrew and Gwen is over. The long suffering lovers lead us on a merry chase. Congrats Ms. Piper Davenport on another fantastic book.

***given an ARC in exchange for honest review***
Michele Del Rey
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gwen and Andrew have loved eachother forever. But, things happen, hurt happens. I really enjoyed the story, it was such a great love story. This series keeps getting better.
Feb 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it.
Short sweet and no spoilers
Each new book in this sweet Civil War era Historical Romance series is always a source of anticipating for me because I'm eager to know which character(s) will get their romance next. In this case it is Andrew Simmonds and Gwendolyn Butler. This one was unique in the series because for the first time the hero and heroine weren't time travelers. They are recurring characters from other stories and their story has been given a bit more page time with each new book since their introduction. This se ...more
Mar 31, 2011 rated it really liked it
In addition to this book being a civil war time romance, there is also mystery and history involved. If you haven't read the books written previous to this one, you really need to do yourself a favor and read them. You will know more about the other characters in this book, friends of Gwendolyn and Andrew, some of who have come from the future, met each other and married, or married those they meet in the past where they are sent to stay. There is much more about the time travel in the previous ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
There's probably nothing more painful in life than unrequited love. The attraction and long-standing love between Gwen and Andrew has been in the background of previous novels in this series and now it comes to a head. The pain and injury of war is threatening to injure these two lovers long-term, especially with the sense of personal honor that is so deeply imbedded in the masculine mind-set of the 19th century. Andrew is a victim of war injuries and his pride is causing him to maintain the dis ...more
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Dec 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I want to start off by saying that while each of these books can be read as standalone as each book is about different people, it would be much better if you read them in order. Gwen and Andrew both have been introduced in previous books and the previous characters' stories are continued on in a sense in the next books. Gwen and Andrew both have been in love with the other for years, however they keep avoiding the inevitable more on Andrew's side than Gwen. She is determined to capture Andrew's ...more
Shannon Sonneveldt
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was excited to finally get Gwen and Andrew’s story. Glimpses of them and their history were found in earlier books in the series, but this one is all about their love story. Again, Tracey does a fantastic job of establishing a deeper relationship between these two characters while continuing the story of the characters I grew to love in the first three books. I smiled, I laughed, I cried… Each book I read in this series, makes me want to pick up the next one. I was blessed that one of my new f ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
It took me almost all week to finish this read (because I have a super-crazy work schedule that leaves me mentally drained). I love the interaction between Gwendolyn and Andrew, as well as Gwen's interaction with Sophie, Emma, and Hannah. The girls should be nicknamed the Fiery Four because when they get determined to get their way, nothing will stop them! The men certainly have their hands full.

This book is filled with humorous moments, historical facts, and lots of intrigue. If you made it thr
Sep 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Love this series. This particular one wasn't my favorite, but the characters were mo fully developed in this one.
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and getting to know new characters that I was not sure I was going to like in the story. She has a surprising way of making you fall in love with the characters.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great read

not my favourite of the series but still amazing. she brought it in again and I look forward to reading more
Tabitha Dotson
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was wondering if we'd ever get to see what happens with Gwendolyn and Andrew. So glad we finally do. It's just as good as ever, despite no time travel.
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