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Foolish Bride

(Forever Brides #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Sadly ever after . . . unless some dreams really do come true?

Elinor Burkenstock never believed in fairy tales. Sure, she’s always been a fool for love—what woman isn’t? But Elinor knows the difference between fiction and truth. Daydreams and reality. True love and false promises. . . . Until the unthinkable happens, and Elinor’s engagement is suddenly terminated and no on
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Published March 28th 2017 by Lyrical Press
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I gave this a D at AAR. I read crap like this so you don't have to.

I’ve seen A.S Fenichel’s name around and am aware of her as an author of historical romance, but haven’t yet got around to reading any of her books, so I nabbed a copy Foolish Bride to see if I might find myself another new(ish) author to trust. But, and to quote Han Solo – “Sometimes, I amaze even myself” with my foolish optimism, because, dear reader, this is a book even a Wookie wouldn’t touch at the end of a ten-foot pole.

Sissy's Romance Book Review
4.5 Stars
'Foolish Bride' by A.S. Fenichel is book Two in the "Forever Brides' series. This is the story of Sir Michael Rollins and Elinor Burkenstock. I have read the previous book but feel this can be a standalone book. Michael and Elinor where engaged to be married. Michael has been trying to earn more money to be more 'worthy' of Elinor. But when he is injured her father who is now become an Earl chooses to end their engagement. Michael is hurt at first but knows that since he has been told h
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Foolish Bride 4.5 Stars'Foolish Bride' by A.S. Fenichel is book Two in the "Forever Brides' series.  This is the story of Sir Michael Rollins and Elinor Burkenstock.  I have read the previous book but feel this can be a standalone book.  Michael and Elinor where engaged to be married.  Michael has been trying to earn more money to be more 'worthy' of Elinor.  But when he is injured her father who is now become an Earl chooses to end their engagement.   Michael is hurt at first but knows that sin ...more
Maria Dimitrova
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review copy received through BookTasters in exchange for an honest review.

Foolish Bride is a typical historical romance novel with all the trappings of the genre. This makes it quite predictable. This predictability of the genre is why I tend to turn to it at times of great stress, it makes these books ideal comfort reads.

Lady Elinor is the MC of the book and she's very easy to like and sympathise with. Her plight makes me once again feel grateful to be born in this age. Though some of her mot
Foolish Bride is the story of Elinor and Michael. Michael is attempting to prove he is worthy of Elinor when he is injured. The injury causes Elinor's family to call off the wedding and Elinor is left devastated and confused.

The characters were very likeable and the storyline is unique. I enjoyed the mystery, suspense, and the romance. The supporting characters could be a bit overwhelming at times. Elinor was a very strong, independent heroine. Michael is ready to prove he is worthy of Elinor.
Amanda Richardson
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. I really, really liked “Foolish Bride” by A.S. Fenichel. Elinor has loved Michael for a very long time and is very much looking forward to their wedding in a month. She waited for him for a year for him to be an acceptable suitor for her father. She knows they will have a happy marriage and a happy life.

Elinor is devastated, confused and heartbroken when her father abruptly calls her in to his office to tell her she will no longer be marrying Michael. The worst part is that no one wil
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
The Foolish Bride was an amazing read! It made me mad in spots; it made me cry and laugh. It is a historical romance that can be read as a standalone.

The romance between Lady Elinore and the Duke of Kerurghe through out the book was priceless. But the way her father stepped in between them was ruthless. It made the book exciting to read and hard to put down. The characters were very well developed. I loved the characters and the storyline.

This is the first book have read of A.S. Fenichel. I wou
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

The second of A.S. Fenchel's Forever Bride series Foolish Bride takes up where the first one left with the continuation of Elinor and Michael lover story. In the first book we met Elinor and Michael a star-crossed romance who had some issues as a side story. In the first book we see Elinor as a sweet young woman with a gentle disposition but as the book goes on and she realizes that she is going to stop trying to please everyone she shows her family and friends she is quick witted and
Janice Hougland
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really “got into” this story and felt it deeply. My only problem is the title because I do not think Elinor was a foolish bride at all. On the contrary, I think she was very, very smart (albeit perhaps unwittingly). I liked her strength in fighting the foolish system of parental involvement in pairing brides with bridegrooms and the foolish, tonnish gossip which guided the rules for women and men during the Regency era. At first I had less admiration for the hero, Michael, for his following al ...more
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this story. I loved the Elinor and Michael's story. This story is about Elinor whose engagement is suddenly terminated and she has no idea why. Michael is injured during the war but he doesn't want ti trap her in marriage.
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free book and voluntarily chose to review it. A book well worth reading. Almost everyone thinks Elinor is foolish for wanting to marry an injured man, but she is my strong woman in this book. In fact, I think she is a lot stronger than her exfiance. I love how she changes from a mild mannered young woman into who she really is. She is strong minded and eventually she shows that side of herself.
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All of the characters I loved from Tainted Bride are back and some had surprises I wasn't expecting. This was Elinor's tale and she's not the foolish young miss from Sophia's story anymore. As readers of book one, we already knew much of her simple, airheaded displays were just acts but there's a core of steel in her I wouldn't have guessed.
Michael Rollins.....our erstwhile hero. Honestly there's a goodly portion in which he's more the fool and/or the villain considering all he put Elinor throu
Elaine Wilson
Apr 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loaned to me, via Booktasters, in exchange for an honest review.
For fans of Regency romance and authors like Johanna Lyndsey, this is an enjoyable read.
It has love, loss, betrayal, intrigue, a love rival, kidnapping and, of course, the heroic rescue.

I enjoyed this book. It kept me entertained and there was a good bond between the characters. Elinor, Sophia and Dory, make up the strong friendship of the females. Michael, Daniel, Thomas and Marcus, make up the formidable group of males.
A tragic t
Apr 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
For those who prefer christian or clean romance then this may not be for you. It is explicit but not erotic; however, I consider it tastefully done. You meet characters from an earlier novel but this can be a stand alone yet has added significance if you read the series in order. I felt Sir Michael Rollins was the foolish one and not Elinor. She has a lot of integrity and remains faithful to him and their love regardless of what mysterious injuries he may have. Sir Michael, on the other hand, fi ...more
Lillian Cummings
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Would you ever give up on love? Elinor can't wait to marry Michael, they will be so happy together but it isn't to be. Her father breaks off their engagement just before the wedding and they are both heartbroken but Elinor can't understand why Michael has given up? Michael knows that he has to recover and hopefully win her back but the way back won't be easy.
Elinor knows that she must move on but she loves him so much and she just wants to see him once more and then move forward, but she realize
Jan Goodard
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Foolish Bride is book two in the Forever Brides series. After reading the first part of the book I thought the title should have been Foolish Bride and Groom. Both Elinor and Michael made errors in their relationship with neither willing to trust the other and the love they shared. The first half of the book was rather slow reading, however it really picked up in the second half. I like a story that is more than a romance tale. This one adds danger and a dastardly villain to the equation making ...more
Gillian Smith
A nice story full of twists and turns.. Elinor has always been known as a quiet good girl, little did we know that there was more behind the woman, it is only following her broken engagement that she starts to let everyone see who she really is.. a lovely story of love, new beginnings and finding oneself...
I was surprised that Rolf Burkenstock had changed his opinion about Michael Rollins; there were also events that I found appeared quite formal. It was interesting that Michael's brothers have better things to talk about than what higher society considered important back then. I got a copy in exchange for an honest review. ...more
Jarylynn Schlegel
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story was a love story between Elinor and Michael and about the ups and downs couples encounter. I love the strength Elinor finds to become the woman she is and appreciate that although many others have an opinion, she follows what is best for her. This can definitely be a stand alone as I have not read the book prior and the story held my attention from beginning to the end
Kerry Pruett
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a heart warming story of true love. Elinor and Michael reach out and grab your heart as you journey with them to conquering all obstacles in their way of being together. Their story will make you believe that true love can conquer all.
Samantha Paniagua
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I sincerely thought this was just another book, and it was. Since the beginning I loved the idea of a love story because I like when you can learn about history, while you read and interesting love story... but at first, The book trapped me and I can't even stopped reading, then I felt nothing but angry, because the characters are so immature and (for me) Elinor is just another spoiled girl who can't get what she wants, so she refused to move on. I mean, I like this book just for a quick reading ...more
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the book. It flowed easy and was hard to put down. Elinor and Michael ' s story kept me enthralled while I was reading and I was able to have my escape I was searching for. I cannot wait for the next book to come out. ...more
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although this is part two in a series, you do not need to have read the first in order for this story to make sense. You will not feel as though you are missing anything by not reading it, and if you have read the first, you will be happy to see Daniel and Sophia make an appearance in this story.

I really enjoyed Michael and Elinor's story. It is rare to have a love story that is not only a love match, but where the couple manages to find their way back to each other despite some pretty big obst
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading this book, and, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Lots of surprise ‘twists and turns’ which kept me guessing will there be a ‘happy ever after’ ending. And who will the principles be in that ending. If you want my vote… you should read this book. If you are looking for more details about the story and how it was put together.. read some of the other reviews. I give this book a 5-star rating. Hope you enjoy A.S. Fenichel's Foolish Bride (Forever Brides) story as much as I did. ...more
Jessica Woods
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fast flowing and entertaining, the Foolish Bride read almost like two books in one. If I could divide this book into halves and rate it, I would give the beginning five stars and the ending four. The first half of this novel ensnared me with an original tale of the romance between two lovers whose life keeps getting in the way. The back and forth between the two characters inspired giggles and the urge to bop the hero upside the head. The story weaves a sweet romance between Michael, too proud a ...more
Mar 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars. I enjoyed Michael and Elinor's story - an interesting twist on why the couple was separated. Incredibly sweet - I had a hard time putting it down. To me, the story dragged in a couple of places, but I would definitely recommend it to any historical romance lovers.

Thanks to the publisher for an ARC via Netgalley.
Jan 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Elinor Burkenstock is in love with her fiancé Michael Rollins but he undertakes one more mission . Then the unthinkable happens, and Elinor’s engagement is suddenly terminated and no one, least of all her fiancé, will tell her why.

Sir Michael Rollins’s war-hero days seem far behind him when, on his last mission before his wedding to the love of his life Elinor, he gets shot and his injuries leave him a broken man & he’s told he’s unlikely to have children. He wants nothing more than to marry El
Jen Spencer
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is not a genre I read. I am not a "bodice ripper" fan, but this was not bad. I might even read the first book from this series.

I think fans of the genre will love this book. It is well written. The English cast system is explored a bit. What English Lady doesn't want to marry a duke?
Maria Rivas-mc
Jul 13, 2017 rated it liked it
I enjoyed ‘Foolish Bride’ and finished it overnight. The Prologue starts off in the middle of a conversation and immediately introduces the H and h, neither of whom – from their conversation – was appealing, a bit on the wimpy side. Elinor Burkenstock grew on me after a while, especially her propensity for list-making. Having not read the first book, I hadn't met the 'old' Elinor so couldn't relate to the constant references to her changed manner. Nevertheless, her increasing assertiveness event ...more
Feb 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Maybe 2.5 stars
I dont know what was wrong but it just did not appeal to my tastes. One maybe I do know a thing or two. I never have seen such confused characters as our H and h. At One time H does not wish to marry h ( all honor and such crap) and after next two pages he goes back to wanting her . This goes literally for half the book. Same goes with the h . She is spitting mad and angry at the H , but love and want him at the same . Then out of nowhere ,the book changes track and there is every
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A.S. Fenichel (Andie) gave up a successful IT career in New York City to pursue her lifelong dream of being a professional writer. She's never looked back.

Andrea adores writing stories filled with love, passion, desire, magic and maybe a little mayhem tossed in for good measure. Books have always been her perfect escape and she still relishes diving into one and staying up all night to finish a g

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