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The Butterfly Bride

(Advertisements for Love #3)

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Frederica Burghley wants to be married by Yuletide. Or else her father will set her up with one of his friends. The bonbon-loving illegitimate daughter of the duke wants to choose her own husband. Advertising in the newspaper seems like the way to go. But a sinister response, with threats against her life, leads her to enlist the help of her very handsome, dear friend ...more
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Published October 22nd 2018 by Entangled: Amara (first published September 28th 2018)
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Robyn
Oct 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Frederica Burghley dreams of being married by Yuletide, but with no prospective suitors in sight, she takes out a marriage ad in the paper. Only her ad has garnered the attention of a killer. One who sends threatening letters exposing his desire to kill her. Jasper Fitzwilliam, the Viscount Hartwell, has been Frederica’s dear friend for the past year. He vows to protect his Butterfly from any harm. Jasper is attracted to the minx, but he is still in love with his deceased wife. He also has three ...more
Toni Shiloh
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review to comeSo I’ve been curious of Fredercia’s story ever since I read book 1 in the series. There was something about her that I found interesting. And in The Butterfly Bride we see the many faces Fredercia must wear because of her parentage and the prejudice against women of color and her background.

Now Lord Hartwell made an interesting hero. He’s a widower with three kids and has seen a lot of heartache. I found his background endeared him to me and I wanted to know if he could overcome
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Monique
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Frederica Burghley had placed an advertisement in the newspaper for a husband, but unforeseen events leave her little choice: a Yuletide wedding it shall be. Too bad it cannot be to Jasper Fitzwilliam, Viscount Hartwell, who has become such a dear friend in the past year. To add to her distress, someone is trying to hurt Frederica: physical threats have now succeeded the menacing notes she has been receiving. Will Frederica still be alive for a Yuletide wedding, and who will be the groom?

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Petula
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Frederica Burghley is the half caste daughter of a Duke and his coloured mistress. Her father loved her mother desperately, so when she died Frederica moved in to live with her father. No matter how perfectly she behaves everyone still treats her as the daughter of a whore. The only way to be totally respectable is to marry. Unfortunately the adverts she put in the paper have encouraged a dangerous man.
Jasper Fitzwilliam, the Viscount Hartwell is a widower with three young daughters. He is very
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Saynab
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a great read
Vanessa Riley has done it again
Brenda
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Publisher's Description:

Frederica Burghley wants to be married by Yuletide. Or else her father will set her up with one of his friends. The bonbon-loving illegitimate daughter of the duke wants to choose her own husband. Advertising in the newspaper seems like the way to go. But a sinister response, with threats against her life, leads her to enlist the help of her very handsome, dear friend Jasper Fitzwilliam, Lord Hartwell.

A father and widower, Jasper is not only tasked with keeping Frederica
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Niki
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Mina
TBB is a delightful historical romance from a new-to-me author who wrote a biracial black heroine who gave me so many feelings and a widower hero who comes with a ton of fear and worry for his family and for his "butterfly."

The Butterfly Bride definitely made me want to yell at them to just...kiss already but the slow-burn was worth it. At some times I thought I should have read the previous books in this series to get more of their banter but at the same time, I liked that they got the chance
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Lorie Bremer
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Frederica may be illegitimate, but that doesn't mean she wants a marriage arranged by her father, to one of his friends. With a deadline looming, she decides to place an ad to find someone of her own choosing. She never imagined she would be putting her very life in jeopardy. Frederica's friend, Jasper, Lord Hartwell, is enlisted to help keep her safe and find her a husband. The only problem is that the more time he spends with her, the less he wants her to belong to someone else. Unfortunately ...more
Meghan
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library
The Butterfly Bride reminded me of Leap Year when all get married on a leap year, their family is blessed with good luck for the rest of their life. In the Butterfly Bride Frederica finds luck in wanting to get married by Cheistmastime. She seems help from her friend Jasper and then while he helps her he falls for her. This will do very well in the romance collection and our patrons love a great romance story. A hallmark-like story that pulls you in and want to be invested in such a fascinating ...more
MDM
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
“Butterfly” charmed me, despite a strong thread of the “communication failure” trope that runs through it. Tempering that failure were the reasons for it, Frederica’s strong desire to protect the people she loved, and Jasper’s still overwhelming mourning for his dead wife. Frederica is determined on a marriage of convenience to take her out of the home of her distant father and his new wife. Jasper wants Frederica, his best friend, to have the love match that she deserves.

Toss in a number of
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Martha
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! I don't know what all to say, but Vanessa Riley knows how to tell a story. I have to maybe say that I have a new favorite. I loved seeing some of the characters come in from previous books, and she even did a birth scene which I loved!
I totally wanted this book to never end.
Lauren loves llamas
The third installment of the Advertisements for Love series finally brings us Frederica and Jasper’s story (and another beautiful cover!). They’ve been popping up in the other books since a particular incident with a maypole, and I was so looking forward to figuring out how they would end up together! While I think this could be read as a standalone, I think it works much better if you’ve read the other books, especially Theodosia’s (an older Philip makes several appearances, and once of the ...more
Nadine
Oct 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Frederica is in search of a husband by Christmas time and needs to escape a villain who’s anonymous threats have been escalating.
As the illegitimate daughter of a duke and a black mistress, Frederica had to learn from a young age how to survive in surroundings where she faced hardships. She had to blend in, be perfect and counter people’s racism and ill expectations of her. Yet, she still counts herself as ‘one of the lucky ones.’ - for reasons we get to discover as the story unfolds.

Jasper,
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Norah Gibbons
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I received an ARC of this book to read through NetGalley in exchange for a fair review. The Butterfly Bride is the 4th book in Vanessa Riley’s Advertisements For Love Series. I found this book difficult to read as a stand-alone, many times I was confused and felt that I was missing something and so would recommend that you read the other books in the series first. I also had a problem with the narration of the book in the beginning because the narrator has been drugged and is confused and then ...more
Eva
the butterfly bride is freddie's story and the third installment of the advertisements for love series. what makes this series unique is that the protagonists are black women making lives for themselves in regency london.

it's not an easy life, but all things considered, as the illegitimate daughter of a duke, freddie doesn't have it so bad. and yet, with her father recently remarried, and her closest friends too, she wants marriage for herself. so she vows to select a groom for christmas. she's
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Lindsey Gray
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first read from Vanessa Riley. As I haven’t read the other two books in the series, I didn’t see these characters develop into whom they were at the beginning of this novel. I did not see that as a deterrent in my enjoyment of the novel in any way.

Frederica Burghley is the illegitimate daughter of a duke and his late mistress. Since Frederica is illegitimate and of mixed race, she fears for her chance at finding love. While she is very fond of the handsome father of three and widower,
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Janet
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
Frederica Burghley wants to be married by Yuletide or risks her father marrying her to one of his friends, however the illegitimate daughter of the duke wants to choose her own husband. Advertising in the newspaper seems like the way to go. But a sinister response, with threats against her life, leads her to enlist the help of her very handsome, dear friend Jasper Fitzwilliam, Lord Hartwell.
A father and widower, Jasper is not only tasked with keeping Frederica safe but also with
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Patrica Liebe
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book via NetGalley and Entangled Amara for an honest review.
'The Butterfly Bride" is the third book in Advertisements for Love series. I have not read the other two books in this series but I have read a few books by this author. The Heroine in this story is the lovely and determined, Frederica Burghley who wants to get married by Yuletide and so she take out an advertisement in the Newspaper for a husband. But there is a person who responds and they are threatening to
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Lori D
Oct 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
A story of the difficulties life can bring and the way to happiness. Frederica Burghley is in search of a husband before her father finds one for her. Advertising in the paper seemed the logical place to start. Unfortunately it brought out a scary response with threats to her life. She goes to her friend, Jasper who has two children and is a widower. But he ends up doing more than just protecting her, she wants him to help her find a suitable husband! What's a man to do?
Keeping her safe from a
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Shia
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Rating 4/5

This is the third book in a series in which I haven't read any of the previous novels. With that said, this could be read as a stand alone and you would still be able to appreciate the story. I received a free copy by NetGalley and the publisher for my honest review.

I really liked the idea of a regency era woman conducting a 21st century method to attempt a shot at love - an advertisement! This hints at how instrumental her bravery will be to allow Lord Hartwell to learn to open his
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Ariel
I've been enamored of Jasper and Frederica since the first book of the series and their story was everything I wanted it to be.

Frederica, bold and sassy, with her kind heart and vulnerability was a great heroine. And Jasper, ohhh, what a hero. Widower with 3 impish daughters that need his love and attention; he's not sure that he can give any woman in his life what they need or deserve after the loss of his wife. Thrown together as Frederica's life is threatened, Jasper vows to protect her.

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Bec

Review posted at HarlequinJunkie.com

Fredricka Burghley is determined to be married by Yuletide, especially with her dad doing his best to match her with one of his friends. However, finding a man to marry her isn’t easy when she’s the illegitimate daughter of a duke. Yet, the harder she tries to find the right match, the more she finds herself falling for a man totally unsuitable. He’s already been married before and very much still in love with his late wife. Will Lord Hartwell be able to win
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Cheryl
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I found this book to be an enjoyable read. The story moved along at a good pace and I liked the main characters. Jasper was still finding difficulty in coming to terms with his wife’s death. Frederica had to deal with prejudice because of her colour and illegitimacy. Theirs was very much a friends to lovers romance, there was also a mystery to solve. It was good to catch up with the characters from the previous books in the series. I received a copy and have voluntarily reviewed it. All
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Marianne Denning
Nov 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had a hard time liking Frederica...she just seemed close minded ... I did love Jasper who really was being honorable. The middle of the story was a bit slow for me.

The I love her/him but can't/won't be with him/her got a bit old for me also...I think it went on forever. The mystery aspect of the story was the best part...who is trying to hurt Frederica and why!!!

It's a sweet story, and I think you'll enjoy it.
Anna Swedenmom
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
A nice read. It was a story that kept my attention but did not hold me riveted all the time. I enjoyed the read. I enjoy the way the characters are as well as the plot line itself. However, I do not know why I had moments that felt boring then all of a sudden it would pick up engrossing me again. All in all it is a nice read. I was given this ARC via NetGalley. All opinions here are my own. Regards, Anna
Bhriv
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Butterfly Bride was great! I hated to put it down as I was reading! There was always something happening that kept me turning the pages and wanting to know what was going to happen!
I adore Jasper! He was a hurting man and had such a hard time seeing past the hurt of losing his wife.
Recommend this book and series!
Suzette
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A masterful look at the other side of the regency era and the romances that flourished. The characters are flawlessly developed. They are witty and show a depth and range of emotions and feelings. Frederica and Jasper make a beautiful couple who struggle really hard to grasp the fruits of their happily ever after.
JoAnn
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Butterfly Bride is a well written romance. I enjoyed the plot and the author’s writing. I look forward to reading more of her books. My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for my digital arc this is my unbiased review.
Ann L
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have not had the pleasure of reading anything from this author before but I will certainly be looking out for more of her work, this is a lovely story, with a good plot and wonderful characters.

I received a copy from Netgalley and I am voluntarily leaving my own honest opinion
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I'm Vanessa Riley, and I write Historical Fiction of dazzling multi-culture communities with powerful persons of color. I write for readers who admire and acquire books that showcase women who find joy in sweeping kisses and strong sisterhoods.

Even in the darkness, I promise to give you laughs and to show you how light always prevails and how love always, always wins.

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