Book Review: A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

, by Janine M.

Do you believe in love at first fight?

Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The "tobacco brides" would be on board—eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields.

Drew O Connor isn't stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.

What he ends up with is a wife—a feisty redhead who claims she is Lady Constance Morrow, daughter of an Earl, brought to America against her will. And she want to go straight back to England as soon as she possibly can. She hasn't the foggiest notion how to cook, she dares to argue with her poor husband, and spends more time working on mathematical equations than housework. What kind of a wife is that? Drew's Christian forbearance is in for some testing.

Headstrong and intelligent, deeply moral but incredibly enticing, Constance turns what was supposed to be a marriage of convenience into something most inconvenient, indeed.

My Php0.20:

I loved reading this historical romance (apparently with slight Christian themes. However, it also has slight application of sexual themes. It won't be a romance if it didn't. It's still quite conservative anyway. THAT is a good thing. :D)

The book is set in a time when women were treated as commodity, and sold off in exchange for tobacco. Here, we have Constance, daughter of an Earl who was won by a farmer, Drew O' Connor. The man didn't want a wife and was afraid to be attached to another woman because of a painful past. Read it to know what it is. I found their constant bickering very entertaining and couldn't help wishing they'd act on all the romantic tension already! :)

 Rating: ♥♥♥♥


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