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How to Marry Your Wife

(Medieval Romance )

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  440 ratings  ·  61 reviews
What foul devilry is this? They told her he was dead. After six long years without a word, her knight falls onto his knees and sings poetry. Then he denies their son? Heed this well. She’s no longer an innocent who’ll giggle and tarry on his every word. The sharp edge of her tongue and knife is the only welcome he’ll get. She’ll not marry him. The pain would be too much to ...more
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Published November 18th 2015 by Soul Mate Publising
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Debbie DiFiore
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Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Stella Marie Alden and this series is top-shelf. After six long years, he returns. All he's thought about is her and she tells him her son is his as well. What's a knight to do? Seduce his own wife? Yes, if he ever wants to share her bed and her heart.

A medieval romance with plenty of drama and sparring. But deep down, it's a heart-melting romance between two people who love each other deeply. I loved every minute of it and highly recommend!

My Rating: 5 stars

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Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
"How to Marry Your Wife" is a medieval romance that started with a bang and slowly lost its luster, I'm sorry to say.

Meredith (Merry) and Thomas met when she was just 16. He was a bit older, although the author didn't mention just how much older. It doesn't matter anyway. They fall madly in love, get married in a non-traditional way, and he is called to service as a Knight of the Templar.

He comes back six years later to discover he has a son and that Merry has stayed true to him, despite the fa
The TBR Pile *Book review site*
This was an excellent historical romance that kept me on the edge throughout the story! ...more
I just couldn't get into this. I finished it, but found myself skimming huge sections. There were a number of errors which always irritates me, and the characters were all one-dimensional.
Stella Alden
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

Reviewed by April Gilly for Readers' Favorite

How to Train Your Knight by Stella Marie Alden is the story of Ann, a woman who learned from a young age that men are hurtful and to be feared. With one failed marriage that ended suddenly when her husband died, Ann is afraid for her life when she is forced to marry again, this time to a man who is known for his fierceness on the battlefield and nicknamed The Beast. Marcus, The Beast, has been charged with marry
Adri Sinclair
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book made me enjoy history in a way I have forgotten I could. It was a romance, a love-story, a family's tribute to life and generations of loving...
But it was a subtle reminder of the history and the re-kindling of a bygone era, shown in a fresh new look.

The characters are vivid, the setting is and experiences are fitting of the times it was written for - the language beautifully crafted.

The book has a heat rating of ... beautiful. Okay, that IS my opinion, but it has lusty chemistry an
InD'tale Magazine

This story leaves no time to waste with a quick and steamy love scene that has very sexy descriptions and a romance just bursting at the seams.

Read full review in the 2016 February issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Comedy of errors

This is a very amusing Medieval tale, though with a mixture of modern. Not my idea of a Templar, though, with wealth AND a wife.
Libby Harrison
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Star Ratings:
Heroine (Meredith): 2.5/5 – she was very whiny
Hero (Thomas): 3.5/5 – he was crass but not as bad as the H’s whining
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none
HEA: yes
Triggers: does a whiny, spoilt and aggravating heroine count?

Average score: 3/5

Best Quote: H to h: “fall into me and I will catch you”

Worst Quote: h to H before having sex: “I’m six and ten seasons. I know my own mind” (what 16 year old knows her own mind?!)

Personal Review:
This is a m
Scherry  at The Novel Lady
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author, but it will not be my last. I plan to go back and read the book just prior to this one, "How to Train Your Knight". Not that it is necessary... this can certainly be a stand-alone book. I simply WANT to read it.

HOW TO MARRY YOUR WIFE is a delightful, funny, adventurous, romantic tale set in Medieval times.

The story starts out with Lady Meredith and Sir Thomas, a Templar knight, as a young couple in love, binding their love and vowing to be marri
Joan Osborne
Nov 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Humorous and fun

This was a humorous and fun romance with a bit of intrigue and I found it highly entertaining. Merry and Thomas were such a fun couple and I enjoyed their play at words with each other. I loved Thomas's sense of humor and how he broke out into song about Merry. It made him such a fun hero but one with faults also. Merry was a brave and smart heroine and I liked how she stood up to Thomas. The storyline was interesting and filled with intrigue and I enjoyed every minute.
Bonnie C.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Historical people that may remind you of someone you know well.

Interesting tale of a time, when people were obliged to fight in wars, they had no real interest or reason I for caring about who won. They lost lives, homes, and families, and suffered traumatic stress syndrome, just as many do today. I enjoyed the way that Thomas and Marcus responded to their families and to each other. I was repelled by the lack of attention to the loss of lives, and the disregard for the rapes, and misuses of wom
Sep 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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How To Marry Your Wife is an excellent romantic adventure that feels like a Shakespearean comedy. There are so many wonderful laugh-out-loud moments and creative physical comedy that you'll feel like you're reading a romantic comedy! Please read my full review at ...more
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A lot of twists and turns.

I enjoy reading historical romance and this one had me anxious to turn every page. It is different than most stories even from the beginning. Read and enjoy.

Mary Ann
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A medieval good love story.

This book is very good! I usually just read regency era stories. This story of a Templar knight and his soul mate lover/wife is very sweet and a little convoluted., which makes it very interesting.
Dorothy Farner
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing

A good story wrapped around with humor. Really entertaining and hard to put down. Don't start it if it is close to bed time.
evelyn p oliger
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good read

I loved this book it kept me on the edge of me seat and I would recommend it to everyone
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put this down

I loved this book from cover to cover. The main characters were well written and easy to love. I felt like I was right there with them through thick and thin.
Cheri Lajaunie
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This book was very interesting! I love old stories like this one! Hope to read more of this great story!
Charlotte Lowe
Feb 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
How to Marry Your Wife

A good, strong female character makes all the difference in this book of Knights, quests and love. Unfortunately, deceit abounds.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed this story! Good characters and lots of twists and action. Excellent historical references and lots of humor. Thumbs up!
Chris Boatman
Apr 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
2nd book of the series and just as good!

I have finished both the 1 & 2 of this series this one kept my interest from beginning to the end.
Worth the money and read!
If the ridiculous, swallowed-a-thesaurus, never-actually-had-sex-in-my-life opening sex scene (view spoiler) is cringe-y to you, you're probably better off putting this one down right then. The sex scenes get a little less “good lord, are you planning to die a virgin??” after a while, but this book is “meh” at best.

The concept had some promise, Merry is pretty likeable, and the detail of her having a freaky-good memory was interesting, but go
Cindy C.
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a Awesome story! How to Marry Your Wife will hold you spellbound as it comes to life with all the intrigue, betrayal and treason with a web of deceit and lies that is spun that will keep you reading to the very end. Stella Marie Alden has written unforgettable romance with a strong plot, remarkable emotions, unforgettable characters, quick-witted banner, with setting descriptions and action sequences that are wonderfully vivid which brings this read together perfectly and will keep you capt ...more
Michele Brooks
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I offered to review this audiobook because I am such an an avid reader but also almost exclusively audio due to my schedule. Because of this, I can be critical of narrators. Especially when books have a single narrator required to speak with different voices for multiple characters. Most cannot do it without having some errors where they use the wrong 'voice' for the wrong character. I am a true believer in the fact that a bad narrator can destroy a great book and have turned away several books ...more
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I would rate this book more 2.5.

unfortunately I found a lot of the book was repetitive, the same story scenarios just in different environmental settings. I’d say the last 50% of the book was like that, which irritated me to no end because book one and book 3 were a solid four stars.

This is an easy book to read. There’s not a lot of internal character dialogue or overly written historical or scenario scenes which i enjoy not having too much of in a book. there is really NO historical accuracy i
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Firstly, I am voluntarily leaving an honest review of this book.

This book of the series was quite fun. I love the singing they did while traveling. I love that even though they've been apart a long time, Thomas still felt quite strongly for Mary (Meredith) and felt betrayal at learning she had had a child in his absence. Boy, did that sobered him up fast though. I enjoyed that he had to seduce her back to him, even though he had her heart and love all along.

Like I mentioned in the other review f
Jul 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This book starts as a steamy adult romance and you wonder where the author can take the book next. The author, is inventive in what happens next and the reader is hooked. As the book progresses it gets better, and you start to think this is a five star book. With more intrigue than you first thought. But, as Merry gets captured, the end of the book turns into a complex political farce moving from one disjointed scene to the next. It feels like the author got board ... the only saving grace is th ...more
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Her first book, ‘How to Train Your Knight’, won Romance Writers of America coveted Molly and Show me the Sparks Contests, and placed in four others.
Truly remarkable, considering she’s only been writing for three years.

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