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Married At Midnight (Heather Duvall .5)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  732 Ratings  ·  44 Reviews

Hitched in the Nick of Time!

Four brides, four beginnings... Four stories of romance from the incomparable Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, and Jo Beverley, Tanya Anne Crosby, and Samantha James.

Jo Beverley - The Determined Bride

A women abandoned on the battlefield discovers that dreams can cone true when an honorable commanding officer gallantly offers his name...

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Paperback, 400 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Avon
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Lynsey A
This review is only on the Samantha James story (Scandal's Bride. (It's been forever since I read the KEW story).

This was a cute short story. I read it because I wanted to read the "sequel" to this story about the hero, Miles', young ward. This is a story about two people forced to marry due to the rash actions of the heroine. I liked how Victoria wasn't too stubborn and admitted to what was her fault. Miles was a bit more stubborn and it took sometime for him to open up to the possibility of a
Sep 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jo-beverley
5 stars for Jo Beverley's story, which is really charming, besides having an absolutely amazing opening scene.

4 stars for Samantha James' sentimental and angsty story. I enjoyed it, but some readers may find the angst and the sentiment a bit too much to take. This story also appears in "Three Times a Bride" with stories by Catherine Anderson and Loretta Chase. One of the characters in the story, the child Heather Duval, has her own book "Every Wish Fulfilled".
Mary Lauer
May 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Pulled it off the shelf to re-read the next installment in the Jeff/Raelynn saga. As if a chick in 18th century England would ever have been named Raelynn. Ha!
Beyond The Kiss by Kathleen Woodiwiss is connected to The Birmingham Trilogy and follows The Kiss located in Three Weddings and A Kiss
Ana T.
Oct 13, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2003
enjoyable stories, Samantha James' was the best one IMHO.

Originally read in 2008
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I actually read this years and years ago but I have no idea when and just stumbled upon the book again and remembered it. There is only 1 of the 4 or 5 stories that stands out by Tanya Ann Crosby and it was adorable. Upstairs/downstairs childhood romance into adulthood.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
a kiss after midnight - 5 stars
scandals bride - 4 stars
Sep 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Jo Beverley: Az eltökélt menyasszony – Kate Dunstable és Charls Tennant 3/5

Sok mindent nem lehet írni erről a kisregényről. 88 oldalas, ebből 40 oldal csak arra ment el, hogy Kate hogyan szül. Többet tudtam meg arról, hogyan is zajlik egy szülés, mint a szereplőkről. Kate elég normálisnak tűnik, bár a megrögzöttsége, hogy összeházasodjon a férfival, akitől a gyerek van, kicsit sok. – Házasok voltak, csak kiderült, hogy a férfi megrendezte az egészet. Amikor kiderül, hogy a férfi meghalt a háború
Jul 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: library
Four stories in one book.
1) The Determined Bride by Jo Beverly - I have tried other books by Jo Beverly but did not really get into them, but I like this short story. Kate is very pregnant and is traveling with a priest to find the man she thought was her husband, but who had convinced her the marriage was not real and he wanted her to leave. Traveling to his army camp, she discovers that he is dead and of all things goes into labor. Captain Charles helps in her greatest time of need in more way
Anna Marie
Jul 20, 2013 rated it liked it
For a 4-popper... it was okay.

First book (and the reason I got it) was actually pretty good. 'The Determined Bride' was about women who followed soldiers into battle. I'd heard about how they did that, but never had I read about anyone who had, and it was something I wanted to read. The story itself wasn't as good as I'd hoped, but ... it's a four-popper. They're not good.

The second book A kiss after Midnight') was a 'if I have to marry by my __th birthday, I'll marry someone who won't take my l
4 historical romance anthology related to : Getting Married!!

Jo Beverley - 4 stars. The best story in this mess. JB is a master of a short romance story. The H/h were great & the story was interesting.

Tanya Anne Crosby - 1 star. It started out OK, but the story degraded into a clichéd nightmare. There was no basis in reality at all. I guess we're just supposed to swallow that a Duke's daughter would marry the gardener's son (even though he's a lawyer now). The female lead couldn't make u
Lover of Romance
Married At Midnight is four short stories written by four amazingly talented authors. Each story was very unique and even though very short, were all very entertaining and witty. The Four stories were 1. Determined Bride-Jo Beverly 2. A Kiss After Midnight -Tanya Anne Crosby 3. Scandal's Bride-Samantha James 4. Beyond The Kiss-Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. All of each story were beautifully written and carried on the theme of getting married quick, and the falling in love came after they get hitched, w ...more
Fiona Marsden
Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
So far I've only read Scandal's Bride by Samantha James. I'm having a MOC kick this weekend and this fitted perfectly.

Victoria is a slightly spoiled but good hearted young woman who is resistant to marriage due to the cheating husband of her friend Phoebe. Having a substantial dowry only seems to attract the wrong kind of man so she determines on a scandal to save her. Her plan involves spinsterhood, presumably becoming the mainstay of her widowed fathers life.

When everything goes awry she ends
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it
This was a solid collection of novellas you wouldn't be ashamed to share with your grandma (incidentally I came across this book as a leftover from a grandmother's collection). These historicals all center around couples who are in a hurry to get hitched, and then the story follows the process of their falling in love after the wedding. So while the action can get pretty hot, it's not too scandalous because the couples are already married. The quality of the stories match the name recognition of ...more
Feb 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: anthology
The Determined Bride by Jo Beverley 3 stars
The heroine starts as TSTL, fortunately not for long.

A Kiss After Midnight by Tanya Anne Crosby 4 stars
A really sweet story about childhood sweethearts being reunited.

Scandal's Bride by Samantha James 4 stars
A lovingly story with great characters.

Beyond The Kiss by KEW
Another bit of the story of Jeff and Raelynn, just before A season beyond a kiss.
Jul 05, 2016 rated it liked it
The first story was a bit fun, the characters were good. The story line entertainment. 3.5
The second story I didn't like it much! The characters were not interesting, and the story line predictable. 2
The third story was good, I liked the characters and the story was good. 3
The fourth story was the best of all. The characters were good and really funny, besides this the story line was good. 3.5
(this is my first review, sorry if there's a mistake)
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
It was ok. My fave among the lot would have to be 'Scandal's Bride' by Samantha James. Me and [my] thingy for estranged couples. I'm kinda curious about Heather's story. My least liked story from the lot would have to be 'Beyond the Kiss' by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. The first chapter alone made me want to puke. Too much cheesiness and heroism for my taste.
Jul 13, 2015 rated it liked it
As with all compilations of short stories, there were some that I preferred over others. Personally I like the middle two stories. I was not able to really get totally into the first and last stories. If I had to rate the middle two stories on their own, I would rate them each a four star. But overall the book was certainly worth the read.
Dec 25, 2012 rated it liked it
Ceritanya lumayan singkat jadi kurang asyik tapi lumayanlah dibaca saat senggang karena tidak menguras perasaan lebih saat membacanya, memang berbeda saat membaca full satu buku saat membaca kejadian2 yang bikin kesel atau bikin senang. Hanya yang ini dipersingkat karena ada beberapa cerita dirangkum jadi satu.
Aug 26, 2011 rated it liked it
While some of the short stories contained in this collection were interesting, all of them were unable to perform to their full potential in such a limited space, leaving gaping plot holes and discrepancies in characterization.
Oct 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
I finally broke down and bought this after having it on my Amazon wish list for years. considering the fluff i've read lately from the free Harlequin romances, these short stories are far superior and very much influenced by KEW. I look forward to reading the sequel to Scandal's Bride.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
i was amazed at myself while reading this book. i was really hooked in it that i wasn't aware that im finished reading it. i was craving for more, but i have to accept that that was the end of it. overall this is yet another page-turner for me.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was ok
Al parecer ya no estoy para novelas rosas pese a todo el agotamiento que pueda tener mi cerebro...
Las tramas no tienen sentido, algunas ni siquiera química.
Probablemente la historia más interesante fue la de Jo Beverly, y aún así tenía más agujeros que queso suizo.
Dec 28, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lonely housewives
This book isn't much more than pornography for women. But if you're into that sort of thing, then it's good.
Feb 20, 2016 marked it as to-read
"BEYOND THE KISS" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss


"A KISS AFTER MIDNIGHT" by Tanya Anne Crosby

"SCANDAL's BRIDE" by Samantha James
Feb 18, 2012 rated it liked it
short and sweet -an easy read for a slooww.. day
Mar 13, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: owned, romance
I liked all of the stories but of course I had favorite's. The third story was my favorite!
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
liked it, not as good as the first one The flame and flower.,but it was nice that the brother got his own story.
Aug 09, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kathleen E. Woodiwiss - Married at Midnight.

Raelynn y Jeff Birmingham.

Dentro de la Serie Birmingham, antes de A Season Beyond a Kiss.
May 29, 2011 added it
Shelves: books-i-have
i only read beyond the kiss and i really enjoyed reading it.
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