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My Sister's Intended

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,148 ratings  ·  257 reviews
For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved.

Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, e
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Kindle Edition, 257 pages
Published March 20th 2018 by HEA Publishing (first published March 2018)
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
Rachael Anderson writes cute, clean romances (she’s recent branched from contemporary romances to light historical ones). The ones I’ve liked, I really enjoyed, but there have been a few mediocre ones mixed in. My Sister’s Intended was more of a miss than a hit. For a change of pace, Prudence is the prettier, more socially adept younger daughter; her older sister Sophia is the heir of the family. For many years their parents and the parents of Lord Brand Knave (there’s a name for you) have plann ...more
Kathy * Bookworm Nation
This book was utterly charming!

I've been looking forward to reading this one for a long time and was so excited when I finally got my hands on a copy. It was spring break here last week so I had to squeeze in reading time when I could and finally was able to sit down last night and devour this book.

Prudence is such a likable character, I connected with her right from the start. I loved her passion for books, romance and her desire to one day become a published author. She has to keep all of th
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Kathy
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ah, perfection! Seriously this is so good!

I wouldn't change a thing about this book. Often when I read a book there is something I would change about it. That is not the case with My Sister's Intended. I was lucky and had a chance to beta read this book and provide feedback. There was absolutely nothing I could give other than don't change a thing I love it just as it is. 

Perfect mix of humor and romance. I adored Prudence and Brand and loved watching their relationship develop through surreptit
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Julie Carpenter
I think the sign of a good book is when you've finished the last page and want to go right back to the beginning and read it all over again. Even when you know what's going to happen, you want to go be with those characters and experience all the ups and downs and firsts of everything, a second time. And a third, fourth, fifth, etc.

When I turned to the last page, I had this goofy grin on my face. I absolutely adored this book. I sat in kind of a stupor for a minute rethinking parts of it and ha
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Jacob Proffitt
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had a really hard time getting into this story and eventually crashed out of it. I huge part of that is how careless Anderson is with the period. That carelessness is particularly evident with the main character, Prudence. She asks questions that would maybe fit a modern woman transported into the era (the biggest to her sister "how could you marry a man you don't love or even know very well?") but a woman actually born and raised in Regency England? Yeah, no. Further, she wonders why people m ...more
Katie W
What a fantastically charming and witty story! I couldn't put it down and could stop swooning--such a darling story with incredibly well-written and engaging characters. I was beyond thrilled to read at the back of the book that Sophia (the sister) and Abby (the best friend) will get their own stories and I cannot wait for those glorious dates of release.

Prudence is sweet in nature and really doesn't have a bad bone in her body, even if she is a tad bit rebellious. She is very spunky and has a w
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Ooh, this book! It was so perfectly sweet from beginning to end. I am a fan of Rachael Anderson and I love (lovey, love, love) her books. Her characters are charming and full of life and personality. I can so easily picture them- it's like I am right there with them.

I fell in love with Prudence- how could I not? An avid reader and writer, full of imagination and spunk with an air of innocence about her, Prudence was fantastic. She was also kind. I loved her for that.

And Brand? I absolutely adore
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Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I enjoyed this entertaining Regency romance! Prudence is so likeable with her passionate and vibrant personality, and even though she needs to take a backseat to Sophia for the time being, she understands and supports her sister. Sophia seems a bit flat at first, but I love how the deeper layers of her character are revealed. Brand was a great hero, conflicted and reluctant but willing to do his duty for his family. His interactions with Prudence are full of humor and teasing, which is my favori ...more
Kelly
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Sister’s Intended is such a fun read! Prudence is funny, witty and desires that everyone lives in a romantic world! Unfortunately, she is the only one to think that is possible. Until Lord Knave finds a piece of her writing floating to the ground one day! He is intrigued by her writing. She was up in the tree only to prove that he was a true knave and not worthy of her sister! What she found was that he’s caring and thoughtful.

Then she decides to help her sister by giving Lord Knave ways to
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Stephanie
Apr 22, 2018 rated it liked it
A sweet and clean romance. Though the characters were likable, I had a little bit of trouble becoming invested in the story and almost decided to DNF it. I'm glad I decided to finish it, though, since the last couple chapters were pretty enjoyable. I also really love the cover of this one.
Lori
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored everything about this book! So utterly cute!
Leona
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: regency, romance
A fun, flirty, cute 3.5 star read.
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
I loved this book. I read an excerpt when it was first released that intrigued me so much, that I HAD to read this book. It was just as good as I hoped it would be.

Prudence is a wonderful character. She is full of charm, whit, and genuinely wants to help her sister in her intended match. She does her best to help them kindle a romance, but it doesn't turn out the way she expected.

This book is full of humor. I loved the characters and the situations they found themselves in. The writing was wonde
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Melissa
Well Written. I love an author who can write flawed characters that I can love. They are real, you can relate because this can really happen. I was a little upset at Lord Knave there for a bit but in the end I thought to myself what else could he have done differently. This was a charming, fun story. I really enjoy the way Anderson writes a story. This is the beginning of a new series I am excited to read. Very clean,12 and up.
Kim
Wow! Don't you agree that the cover is gorgeous! And the woman on the cover actually matches the heroine in the story.

I at first was conflicted about reading this as the description implied cheating and hurting a sibling. Yet there is no actual engagement agreement between the hero and heroine's sister, as all the intending of marriage expectations is from both sets of parents with zero zilch romantic feelings between the hero and the heroine's sister. Still there was the expectations between th
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Deon
I read this on #KindleUnlimited
Mindy
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Prudence was an absolute joy. She was full of spunk, heart, humor and compassion. What I loved most about her was her loyalty to her sister. But it almost became the downfall to her own happiness. Brand truly was a "Knave", but I thoroughly enjoyed every page he was on. My favorite scenes were Prudence and Brand in the woods, innocently talking, but ultimately getting to know each other. Innocent, that is, until Prudence starting asking Brand some questions. One of those quest ...more
Alisa
Mar 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“It was a sorry plight indeed to be born the imaginative daughter of the most unyielding stickers alive.” Prudence is an imaginative soul who is nothing like her mother or her older sister, Sophia. Prudence doesn't mean to outshine her older sister, but she does anyway! So her mother is trying to keep her hidden until her sister is safely married to Lord Knave. But Prudence unwittingly puts herself in Lord Knave's path on more than one occasion.

Hildebrand Cannon, known as Lord Knave or Brand to
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 Mummy Cat Claire
The title is a huge clue as to what this book is about. The title is what grabbed my attention. I wanted to see how this all turned out. Things could get messy...

Prudence Edith Gifford is a young woman who loves to write stories. She loves to read books, to gather ideas for her stories. Her mother hates this. She burns all her borrowed books and would burn her stories too.

Prudence's older Sister, Sophia, survived rheumatic fever the year before. She is promised to the son who lives in the neigh
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Sarah Monzon
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! This author has become a must-read for me!
Suzie Waltner
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Rachael Anderson’s new clean Regency read, the outgoing and effervescent Prudence is about to learn that real life experiences don’t compare to fiction.

While Prudence is a bit hasty to judge the character of others—namely one Lord Knave, her heart is in the right place. She wants the best for her big sister and when Lord Knave appears to be a rake, she’s determined to learn the truth. And perhaps get some inspiration for her writing at the same time.

When Prudence strikes up a friendship and a
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Toni Shiloh
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read.
Amanda
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of Rachael Anderson's historical fiction novels. This one did not disappoint. The story drew me in and I read half the book in one sitting. I loved the characters, setting, storyline, the banter and I didn't want to put it down. I am very happy this is a series and hope the next book will be Sophia's story.
Preethi Venugopala
Loved it from page one. Felt the same kind of pleasure I got from reading Jane Austen or Judith Mc Naught.
This book practically ended the reading slump I was fighting against by bringing back the joy of reading.
Thanks to the author for this beautiful story.
Megan
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Sister's Intended was a sweet historical romance. Prudence was a very likable character and had some funny scenes, the tree one definitely was the most memorable. Knave was someone I didn't like all that much in the beginning, but over the course of the story liked more and more. I was worried from the start of the story about Sophia's feelings, what with the description and title of the book, but I was pleased with how the book ended and am looking forward to her story. Definitely would reco ...more
Missy
2.5
A nice, light-hearted read. I look forward to reading about the heroine's sister's happily ever after.
B. D. Mann
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having read over a dozen offerings by Rachael Anderson, I am not surprised to find myself awarding five-stars once again. Prudence Edith Gifford is a unique heroine, and her supporting characters are delightful. Lord Viscount Hildebrand Cannon Knave is her perfect match. Prudence is the second daughter. Her older sister, Sophia, stands to inherit the estate. For many years there has been an understanding that Sophia is to marry Lord Knave. Their union will not only blend two families, but it wil ...more
Donna Weaver
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
For as long as Prudence can remember, it has been understood that her sister will one day wed the eldest son of their nearest neighbor. Such an alliance will benefit both families and bring a great deal of joy to all parents involved.

Unfortunately, Prudence has never been able to feel as joyful. She believes her sister is mad to consider marrying a man she hardly knows, even if he will one day make her a countess. Titles and wealth shouldn't factor into matters of the heart, and a
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Julie
Apr 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Prudence has known that her sister will one day wed their neighbor Brand and she's determined to help him make it a love match. Only, her best intentions don't go as planned and soon we have a complicated mess of feelings. Prudence is so much more than a pretty face and I loved how her relationship with Brand developed. Poor Brand is stuck between societal expectations and his heart and it really kept me turning pages to see what path he would choose. There were so many things to consider as he ...more
Lucinda
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The first few chapters didn't hook me in right away, but as I kept reading, I found the story and characters more enticing.
Prudence is not exactly the usual, ordinary miss and, Lord Knave is only trying to do what is expected of him.
I really liked seeing how their relationship progressed, and how both of them were still worried about her sister even as they fell in love.

The next books in the series look promising.

I received a copy of this book which didn't influence my opinion.
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A USA Today bestselling author of clean romance, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can't sing, doesn't dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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