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The Bride Sale A Bartered Lady Lord James Harkness is shocked to discover a bride sale taking place in his small English village and surprised by the depth of his feelings for the unfortunate gentlewoman being auctioned off by a disreputable husband But is it honor and nobility that compel James to outbid the townfolk for the proud, beautiful lady or is it something akin todesire A Mysterious Lord Verity Osborne is not sure whether good fortune or ill brought her to this dark, brooding man and his lonely manor house on the moors Local talk brands James Harkness as evil but Verity senses a gentleness underneath She dearly longs for her liberty, but his sensuous touch causes her to stay However, James must first trust Verity with his secrets if they are ever to share love s rapturous freedom And will the promised passion she sees flaming in his eyes warm Verity s heartor burn her


10 thoughts on “The Bride Sale

  1. says:

    3.5 stars The Bride Sale begins with a bang, as Verity Osbourne is auctioned off by her husband, Gilbert the Gambling Wimp The scene was appalling and engrossing According to Wikipedia, such sales really did occur in England, up through the mid 1800s C mon, me laddies What m I bid fer this fine bit o flesh Give us a better look at er, then a man s voice shouted.Old Moody tugged on the halter attached to the woman s neck, causing her head to jerk up for a brief moment C mon, dearie, 3.5 stars The Br


  2. says:

    I ll do my best to steer clear of spoiler territory, here, but I don t think the mystery relating to the heroine is at all important to the overall story line So here s the deal The heroine was married by an arranged marriage to a gay man not that anyone besides the gay man and his partner knew about that , and he, on their wedding night, was so grossed out by the heroine s girl parts that he couldn t do the deed and actually vomited next to the bed Isn t that nice The heroine, who remained I ll do my be


  3. says:

    3.5 stars Not bad A lot of brooding, Mary Sue, slow burn and evil backstabbers galore There was also a healthy and modern view of PTSD, women s rights, and sexual orientation from the hero, not society Gotta love his forward thinking, eh Not a single hard limit to be found Enjoy


  4. says:

    This book, which held such promise in the beginning, became such a chore to read that I actually considered literally throwing it against the wall Both the hero and heroine were whiny and had a constant oh poor me mentality I d rather clean toilets than attempt to read this again.


  5. says:

    4.5 stars I loved the book,the writing, the characters EVERYTHING And the greedy girl I am, I wanted a littleof epilogue. DOverall my reaction for the book 4.5 stars I loved the book,the writing, the characters EVERYTHING And the greedy girl I am, I wanted a littleof epilogue. DOverall my reaction for the book


  6. says:

    TheI read, thethat the H and h behaved as if in a bad soap opera Their dialogue in the first half was so over dramatic I did give up half way thru and skim forward to see what basically happens but I thought Verity was a shrew to James in the beginning, he DID save her from being married off to the nasty blacksmith guy Then James was so hot cold during conversations So it wasn t horrible, but it didn t hold my attention well enough.


  7. says:

    I reached far back in my stash and found this book by Candice Hern I hadn t read any of her books in a while The title intrigued me Boy, was I surprised I have read a lot of Regency Romance novels and have not come across such a thing as a bride sale This is not a spoiler because the book begins with the saleand I mean a man really selling his wife Of course, I am assuming that Ms Hern did her research and there is truth in the story I liked exploring Cornwall Aside The scenery and I reached far back in my stash and found this book b


  8. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story starts with a bride sale, at which Verity Osborne is being sold by her husband to any buyer who can pay Along comes Lord Harkness, or Lord Heartless as many call him, as he is suspected of killing his wife and son He buys her and although he s tempted by her, as no intention of acting on it he rescues her, but refuses to take any credit, believing himself to be a monster and dishonorable Verity isn t trusting at first, but soon realizes he s just a to


  9. says:

    If you are a fan of Regency Romance novels and want to be captivated by one then I highly recommend Candice Hern s book, Bride Sale From the onset, the opening scene, Ms Hern grabs the reader s attention We witness a snapshot of life in a small English village in Cornwall In the middle of a raised platform stands a young woman, Verity Osborne Russell, in a leather harness Her husband, Gilbert Russell, stands off toward one side as Verity is auctioned off in a wife sale Stunned and humilia If you are a fan of Regency Romance novels and want to be


  10. says:

    4 STARS Shocked to discover a bride sale taking place in his small English village, Lord James Harkness, a gentleman with a dangerous reputation, purchases Verity Osborne, the beautiful gentlewoman being auctioned off by her disreputable husband FromA bit of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast James is called Lord Heartless by the the townspeople and think he had something to do with the death of his wife and child Feeding on his own guilt and being haunted from the war James 4 STARS Shocked to discover a bride sale taking place in his small English v


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