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The Brides of Christmas (The de Burghs #3.5)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  207 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
In the age of chivalry and the season of hope three marriages are forged...

In The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverly, a lord from a rival clan steals the wrong holiday bride for his brother, and discovers his own true love in the witty and wise captive maiden!

In The Vagabond Knight by Margaret Moore two wounded souls, a roguish mercenary and a stern beauty, teach each other how to
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Mass Market Paperback, 377 pages
Published November 1st 1999 by Harlequin Books (first published 1999)
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Christy
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not really a huge fan of any of these... It wasn't bad, just not good either...
Megan
Two of these stories were just mediocre. However, the story by Deborah Simmons is amazing, and worth picking up this book JUST for her story! Her story is already one of my all-time favorites!

The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley- 2 stars. First time reading this author. I don’t think her writing style is to my taste. This is a medieval romance and they are talking as if they were living in present day. Joan is kidnapped by mistake by a feuding family. Edmund is the head of said family- and also the o
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Ilze
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jo-beverley
4 stars for Jo Beverley's charming story. 3 stars for Deborah Simmons' story, which has very good characterization but at least one glaring anachronism - a married woman or widow in medieval times never ever wore her hair unbound and head uncovered in public! (Long hair would be bound in braids during the day for purely practical reasons even if there weren't religious and social proscriptions against it being uncovered.)
Doreen
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
I already had 2 of these stories in other collections, so it pays to check on the individual titles before buying. On the other hand they are all enjoyable, especially if like me you are a sucker for Christmas tales.
Esra
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eveett yeni yıl misafiri Kont Campion için gelmiş :D Eğlenceliydi baba de Burgh'u bu şekilde okumak :D Özellikle kitabın son cümlesine bittim "Daha fazla bebeğe hayır demem. Ancak dünya daha fazla de Burgha hazır mı?" Valla ben hazırım gelsinler seve seve okurum :D
Edie
Nov 01, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was in the mood for love. These 3 stories fit the bill. They were pretty much all the same plot... Only names and locales changed and they were a fast read from start to finish...not the greatest, but a nice way to pass the time.
Frances
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The only readable one was by Simmons otherwise, I would have given it one star.
Scott Roberts
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: misc
The book cover has a nice historical christmas touch to the book, I give the book 5 stars.
Lauren
Mar 04, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, anthology
OVERALL:

The Wise Virgin by Jo Beverley


The Vagabond Knight by Margaret Moore

The Unexpected Guest by Deborah Simmons
Laurie
Dec 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Completely fluffy trashy typical romance fun. Three different stories of medieval women who are thrown together with an irresistible stranger around Christmas and of course, romance ensues.

Carol
Dec 28, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Three knights and three ladies find love at Christmas. The stories were all a little predictable, but enjoyable.
Arabellavidal
Feb 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 5-star rating is for Deborah Simmons' excellent short story about the De Burgh family patriarch and his Christmas guest.
Debbie
Nov 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jo Beverley - The Wise Virgin - read in a previous anthology - annoying that it is repeated!
Margaret Moore - The Vagabond Knight - 4/5
Deborah Simmons - The Unexpected Guest - 4/5
Porter
Oct 16, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting take on romance at Christmas in medieval times.
Usagi Tsukino
Dec 29, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, m-f, historical
This review it's only for "The Unexpected Guest" by Deborah Simmons.

1,5 stars.
Uh... O__o
Jocelyn
It was OK.
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Dec 29, 2008 rated it really liked it
3 very good stories set in the Medieval world at Christmas time.
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Mary Josephine Dunn was born 22 September 1947 in Lancashire, England, UK. At the age of eleven she went to an all-girls boarding school, Layton Hill Convent, Blackpool. At sixteen, she wrote her first romance, with a medieval setting, completed in installments in an exercise book. From 1966 to 1970, she obtained a degree in English history from Keele University in Staffordshire, where she met her ...more
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The de Burghs (7 books)
  • Taming the Wolf (de Burgh, #1)
  • The De Burgh Bride (de Burgh, #2)
  • Robber Bride (The de Burghs #3)
  • My Lord de Burgh (de Burgh, #4)
  • My Lady de Burgh (de Burgh, #5)
  • Reynold de Burgh: The Dark Knight (de Burgh, #6)
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