Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Review ~ The Perfect Bride (Winds of Change) by Debbie Lynne Costello

Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Wakefield Press (first published April 2018)

 From Goodreads: Avice Touchet has always dreamed of marrying for love and that love would be her best friend, Philip Greslet. She’s waited five years for him to see her as the woman she’s become but when a visiting lord arrives with secrets that could put her father in prison, Avice must consider a sacrificial marriage.

Philip Greslet has worked his whole life for one thing—to be a castellan—and now it is finally in his grasp. But when Avice rebuffs his new lord’s attentions, Philip must convince his best friend to marry the lord against his heart’s inclination to have her as his own.

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My Review
4 STARS!!!


The Perfect Bride is an immensely enjoyable read. The setting was described in such intricate detail I had no trouble imagining myself walking the dusty roads along with Avice or watching Philip practice sword fighting. I was hooked on the characters and their story, laughing at times and even talking to them (okay, to Philip mostly) a time or two. Lots of sweet moments between them but frustrating ones as well. Philip is a little blind to Avice's love for him, so much so at times I wanted to bonk him! :-)

I highly recommend this well-written long novella to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. I was gifted an electronic copy from the author with no requirement to write a review. No compensation has been received.

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From Goodreads:  
When her father died, she had promised herself no man would own her again, yet who could defy an edict of the king?

After the death of her cruel father, Brithwin is determined never again to live under the harsh rule of any man. Independent and resourceful, she longs to be left alone to manage her father's estate. But she soon discovers a woman has few choices when the king decrees she is to marry Royce, the Lord of Rosencraig. As if the unwelcome marriage isn't enough, her new husband accuses her of murdering his family, and she is faced with a challenge of either proving her innocence or facing possible execution.

Royce of Hawkwood returns home after setting down a rebellion to find his family brutally murdered. When all fingers point to his betrothed and attempts are made on his life, Royce must wade through murky waters to uncover the truth. Yet Brithwin's wise and kind nature begin to break down the walls of his heart, and he soon finds himself in a race to discover who is behind the evil plot before Brithwin is the next victim.


 ~Happy Reading~

10 comments:

  1. A beautiful review, my friend. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

    I hope you are well and enjoying your week. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you! I'm doing good except blogger didn't send me a notification that I had any comments on this post. I just happened to scroll down and see them. Now I have to figure out if I did something wrong in the dashboard. Argh!!! :-)

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    2. Hey Stephanie! Thanks for coming by and reading Anne's lovely review!

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  2. Loved the review! Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for coming by, Melanie! Good to see you here!

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    1. Caryl, Anne did do a beautiful review, didn't she! I'm blessed to have both of you reviewing for me. :) <3

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    2. Debbie Lynne, Hello!!! Thanks for stopping by and leaving comments! That's so sweet. I know you are a busy lady. I really did enjoy Philip and Avice. :-)

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