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My Brother's Bride

(Serendipity #2)

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Miss Abigail Nash is no stranger to loneliness. Her mother died giving birth to her, her father's business dealings took him away more often than not, and her ailing great-aunt, unable to provide much in the way of companionship, was a lack-luster guardian at best. When her dear friends offer to launch her into London society, her life takes a turn for the better. An insta ...more
Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published November 24th 2018 by HEA Publishing (first published November 2018)
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Kathy
Rachael’s books always captivate me, I have a hard time putting them down! I had to wait until after the holidays were over to dive into this one because I didn’t want any interruptions! As usual, I fell in love with the characters and setting.

I decided to just jump into this one without reading the synopsis first (I've been doing that more and more lately and really enjoy it), just going off the title I was wondering how this story was going to come about. I was glued to the pages as this stor
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Finitha Jose
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
'My Brother's Bride' is the second book in the Serendipity series and having read the first one I was really happy to review this one. Though some of the major characters in the first story make an appearance, this could very well be read as a standalone. Just like the former novel, this one too deals with the nuances of love. It may strike unexpectedly, sometimes it may almost seem unattainable.
Abigail or Abby as she likes to be called is a delightful figure full of vitality and one would real
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Kathy
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book officially releases tomorrow but it showed up on Amazon over the weekend. I had company in town but as soon as I was able to head to bed last night I started reading it. If I wasn't exhausted from the holiday weekend I would have stayed up to read all of it. Instead, I did the responsible thing and went to bed by midnight and waited until I got home from work today to finish it.

My to-read list is long but Rachael is one author I always bump to the top and put all other books on hold f
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Julie Carpenter
I absolutely love and adore Rachael Anderson's books. She's an author that is an "instant buy" author for me. I get so excited every time I see that she has a new book coming out. This Serendipity series is quickly becoming a favorite for me. I love the Regency time period. The manners, the dresses, the parties, the country estates, the carriage rides, the gentlemen, the courting. I love it! Now, I will clarify, that as much as I love reading about it, I probably (scratch that-no probably at all ...more
Jacob Proffitt
Jan 14, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: unfinished
I got a third in and really should have stopped sooner. It takes forever for this story to get going. I mean, the stuff from the cover copy just barely happened and then we get this huge exposition dump and Abby's really sad story (not sarcasm, truly tragic) but I can't help feeling that all the characters . . . okay, the two main characters . . . are puppets in a play built by modern moralists who are certain that all rapists get off by claiming "she asked for it", no true woman could possibly ...more
Mara
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachael Anderson is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I devoured this book because I didn't want to stop reading. This is the second book in the author's Serendipity series, My Sister's Intended being the first, but each can be read as a standalone.

Abigail (Abby) Nash has had an unusual upbringing. Her mother died while giving birth to her, her father was gone more than he was home, her great-aunt tasked with being her guardian was a tad too elderly to do a proper job, so Abby isn't
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Melissa
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet story. I little different then I expected. It had a different story line then other Regency books. Who knew there was ever a law forbidding a sister and brother in law to marry. In other countries if the husband died it was a law he had to marry his sister in law to take care of her. Both are not smart laws. This is a sweet romance that took a bit of story telling to get going but it was good. I enjoyed this story and took my time reading it. I enjoy Anderson's books. They are a ...more
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I loved this sweet Regency romance and the way the two main characters began as brother and sister-in-law, developed a friendship, and began to rely on each other during a difficult and grief-filled time in their lives. The dynamics of the family were interesting and the story kept moving forward as things shifted and changed between Abby and Morgan. I loved how gentle their romance was! There is a bit of a mystery why Jasper (the younger brother) and Abby eloped in the first place, and the lay ...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love Regency books written by Rachael Anderson. She has a knack for writing a book that is thoughtful and contains humor.

As a reader, I wondered along with his family members why a young man who loves living the single life, who loves being a rake and not looking at getting married anytime soon, would suddenly run off to Gretna Green and marry a woman he barely knows? The answers come a bit at a time. As the truth is revealed I realized that he is not the rake he portrays, but a man of charact
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Kelly
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought the series was unusual where there is death first but I looked up the meaning of serendipity and it fits: the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Where the first relationship ends not happily but a better one is found because of the people around it. In this book, Morgan (the first born) falls in love with his deceased brother’s wife. She also finds herself falling in love with him. She never thought that would be possible after the circumstance ...more
Katie W
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love a good Regency, and especially enjoy a story that deals with sordid events in a tasteful way. Have you ever wondered exactly why a couple might venture to Gretna Green to elope? My first thought is for less than ideal reasons, but things aren't always as they seem, as the reader comes to discover.

When Abby shows up with Brigston's brother, I wasn't sure how the story was going to match the title in an appropriate way, but it does. Just trust me on that.

Abby is a beautiful and sweet girl
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Aimee (Getting Your Read On)
Friends, it's always a good day when I get to read a new book by Rachael Anderson. I've been reading her books since the very beginning and I love the way she has ventured out from contemporary romance into a new genre, regency, and made her place in it. I am loving these regency romances so much. I don't really think it's a genre thing though. Rachael Anderson just writes in a way that I love. Her books are so easy to settle in with and they just feel good to me.

I thought this story was perfect
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Lucinda
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Abby first appeared in book 1 of this series and it was a delight to read her story.

In the beginning she's recently newly married to Lord Jasper and everything is apparently going well. There's a hint of a mystery surrounding their marriage, but we don't get to find out what that is until her new husband dies in an accident.

Morgan, Jasper's brother, is worried about her being widowed and with child, and very generously provides means for her to be taken care of. But Abby has a strong moral com
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Leona
May 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: regency, romance
Not as good as the Tanglewood series, but still cute.
Mindy
Dec 06, 2018 added it
I love Rachael Anderson's books. My Brother's Bride was particularly touching because it dealt with a series issue. This topic you don't see often in regency books, but the author handled it well. I loved Abby. She is a sweet and thoughtful character. I loved how she interacted with the brother's mother. After Jasper's death, I loved the tender moment of Abby telling the story of her childhood love of rainbows. Jasper was also an added surprise, and what an honorable man. Even though his role in ...more
Mylissa Demeyere
Dec 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I won't typically pick up a regency read, but Anderson changed that for me when she started writing her regency series. I remember when I finished her first one I thought to myself how amazing it was that an author that writes such fun contemporary reads can write even better regency.
I am certainly not familiar with all of the details of the era, but I love how Anderson sucks you in from the first page, giving you plenty of insight into the workings of the London ton and still delivering a toecu
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Alisa
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2018
Miss Abigail Nash ("Abby") is not living the life she had expected. Quickly and unexpectedly married to Lord Jasper, the charming younger brother of the Marquess of Brigston, she is just as quickly and unexpectedly widowed. With a baby on the way.

Morgan Campbell, the Marquess of Brigston, doesn't think highly of a young woman who would go off and elope with a handsome, impetuous, foolish man such as his younger brother. But the more time he spends with her and the more he learns about her, the m
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Cathy
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachael Anderson’s books are always must reads for me! I love her characters, her plots and the romance in each and everyone of her books. Something really great about this one was that I learned a bit more about some of the laws in England during this time period that I didn’t know before.

This book features Morgan, the Marquess of Brigston. Eventually I’m going to figure out all of the crazy titles that are found in this era, but alas, I haven’t yet. I had to like Morgan. He goes out of his way
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Ceki
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A bit too bittersweet/sad for my taste, but I loved the writing and the characters. It is not a light novel - it deals with (view spoiler), but I enjoyed it. It was a bit unrealistic towards the end but I didn't mind that. ...more
Julie
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was excited to read Rachael Anderson's new book My Brother's Bride. I enjoyed her last regency and was looking forward to a continuation.

Abby has had a rough childhood without a mother and a mostly absent father. Her close friend offers to help launch her into society (Lady Knave from the last book) and Abby is looking forward to it. Unfortunately, the wonderful Season she anticipated twists into a terrible nightmare that Abby fears she can't recover from. A darling of the ton, Lord Jasper co
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Lynn
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical
This was grittier than anything I've read by this author. Mild spoiler as to what I'm referring- (view spoiler). Because of this it isn't as light as some of her books.

If you are a stickler for historic accuracy I'm not sure the book would be the ideal fit. Partly what we get of the hero and or heroine is the way we would wish someone to act rather than how they likely would act at that time. However, I do think a lot of background attitudes and laws are l
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Lori
Dec 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great read by Rachael Anderson! I had been looking forward to this one, and it did not disappoint. The emotions felt real, the chemistry felt strong, and the author even managed to surprise me a time or two. I wasn’t sure how it was all going to come together, but she pulled it off perfectly.
Donna Weaver
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
Miss Abigail Nash is no stranger to loneliness. Her mother died giving birth to her, her father's business dealings took him away more often than not, and her ailing great-aunt, unable to provide much in the way of companionship, was a lack-luster guardian at best. When her dear friends offer to launch her into London society, her life takes a turn for the better. An instant success, with suitors, social engagements, and offers aplenty, it seems Abby will at last settle into the l
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Camille
Jan 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rachael Anderson always writes the most lovely Regency romances and My Brother's Bride was no exception. This book had such a unique premise—one I've never read before—a premise that was slowly revealed as the story unfolded, along with the mystery concerning the true nature of Abby's circumstances. The story was perfectly paced and the romance incredibly sweet and tender, full of enough angst to keep it interesting but primarily being one of hope and love.

I adored both Abby and Morgan—from Abb
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Lisa Brown
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Morgan, the Marquess of Brigston, is shocked when his carefree and unattached younger brother shows up with a wife, whom he has eloped with. Miss Abigail Nash, now Lady Jasper, has grown up lonely, and has decided to make the most of her unanticipated marriage to Jasper, when he meets with an accident, and she finds herself a widow. But as she learns to move forward with her life, and gets to know her new mother-in-law and brother-in-law, she begins to feel at home. She also begins to have feeli ...more
Christina
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Clean Regency Romance

This book was a sweet regency romance, with an interesting plot and loveable characters. I really loved the protagonist Abby- despite the difficulties in her life she continues to be kind and giving. It was nice to see characters from the first book in the series as well. I felt that some of the emotions portrayed by Abby were a bit unrealistic though- as much as I appreciated her ability to be positive, it didn’t seem realistic for her to be so after the circumstances
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 The Flipped Page (Susan K)
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Romance, clean; Period; series but stand alone read
Abby and Brighton's story was more of a 3.5 for me as a reader. It was sweetly written, and their interactions, thoughts, worries, and emotions well-described. Nice addition to this series. Nice to see that love could conquer all, even with the societal restrictions of the time.
Heartfelt emotions, characters with honest, hurting hearts, detailed, beautiful setting, with a compelling backstory made this a perfect period read.
I should say too, I
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Nicole
Dec 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rachael Anderson may be one of the best Historical Romance authors of our time. Her stories are WONDERFUL. I put on hold my entire review schedule when the latest Regency-era novel by Anderson releases. If you have not yet read any of her historical romances, I implore you to purchase her books immediately!

My Brother’s Bride is a fast-paced, highly-engaging, endearing story that left this reader smiling big time. I very much appreciated the relationship between Abby and Brigston, and enjoyed the
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Teya Teya
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. It is a time period story but not necessarily written in time period words, which is the way I like time period books. So kudos to you Rachael Anderson for writing well done. She has had something terrible happen to her and saved by a man deemed by his family as a kad. The family of the so-called kad, come to find out just how good of a man he was and he falls for her brother in law and he to her. She leaves because of circumstances beyond her control, which only make the en ...more
Phyllis
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A delightful Regency romance

My rating is 4.5 stars

Once again, author Rachael Anderson has written a delightful Regency romance! I love the titles of the books in this series and the covers are so lovely.

Despite the fact that the summary could make it sound like Morgan fell in love with Abby before his brother died, I was so glad to see that the author kept the story completely appropriate in this regard. In fact, Morgan was quite suspicious about the sudden marriage that was so uncharacteristic
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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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