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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable but not her best, 17 Jan 2004
This review is from: Kiss the Bride (Sonnet Books) (Mass Market Paperback)
Kiss the Bride is the story of Emma Van Court, a young lady who elopes with Stuart Chesterton, with whom she has had a long time infatuation. Despite both families being against the match Emma and Stuart marry and head for Scotland where the pair live as an impoverished curate and his wife in the small village of Faires, Shetland. When Stuart dies, his cousin, James Marbury, Earl of Denham, who was the most vocal against the marriage, comes to Scotland to fetch Stuart's body home, not realising that Emma would still be there. The pair have to face up to their feelings for one another while dealing with many interesting problems in the village.
This book was a very enjoyable read and although not a great book like some of Ms Cabot's others, it is still a good book and well written.
The conflict between the characters is believable as is their inability to voice their true feelings for each other when they become aware of them. As well as the interesting twists to the story there are various amusing and colourful secondary characters that add to, and bring life to the story.
However, unlike Ms Cabot's other books I found that this one tended to be much slower paced and the love scenes not up to their usual high standard which detracted from the book somewhat.
Another point which irritated me greatly was that throughout the story they refer to Shetland as being in the Hebrides. It is only a minor point but it is one which had me cringing whenever it was mentioned.
Despite this I would still recommend this novel as it is a very good story with likeable characters and a different plot than the usual regency romance. I would also highly recommend other books by this same author especially Educating Caroline and She Went All The Way which are both very enjoyable reads.
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