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A Bride Most Begrudging | [Deeanne Gist]

A Bride Most Begrudging

Reluctant love and shared faith blossom during the daily chores and arguments of tobacco farmer Drew O'Connor and Lady Constance Morrow. Constance is everything Drew despises in a wife - she cannot cook and she prefers mathematical equations to cleaning. Worst of all, she has red hair! But when the two are forced into a marriage of convenience, Drew soon realizes how blessed he truly is.
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Publisher's Summary

Author Deeanne Gist, whose writing credits include People Magazine, brings the harsh beauty of colonial Virginia to life in her first novel. Reluctant love and shared faith blossom during the daily chores and arguments of tobacco farmer Drew O'Connor and Lady Constance Morrow. Constance is everything Drew despises in a wife - she cannot cook and she prefers mathematical equations to cleaning. Worst of all, she has red hair! But when the two are forced into a marriage of convenience, Drew soon realizes how blessed he truly is.

©2005 Deeanne Gist; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 07-24-13
    DARA "Beautiful" Niagara Falls 07-24-13 Member Since 2011

    ~~~"HOPEFUL ROMANTIC"~~~ *** Love Audio Books....Especially Historical Romances *** ~~ "Reviews Should Never Contain spoilers ~~

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    "Finding Love When You Least Expect It."

    This book is one I like to put in the category of a Hallmark Movie. If you keep that in mind I think you will enjoy this book.

    It is a sweet story of finding love when you least expect it. It shows the struggles of early colonial life and hardships of the people at that time with just enough humor to lighten things up. The story is sweet and innocent because there isn't any descriptive sex (it leaves it to your imagination) and it has old fashioned values which I admire. It also shows how people used to rely on God to help them through difficult situations....something else I admire.

    The narrator did a good job with the story. No complaints.

    Again, if you enjoy Hallmark type Christian romances give this one a try.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carrie Yorktown, VA, United States 07-26-10
    Carrie Yorktown, VA, United States 07-26-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Accurate and Excellent Portrayal"

    I was surprised at the comments from fellow Christian readers. (I also write Christian historical fiction.) There is a strong inspirational element through this story, but it is also balanced with the reality of living in the early colonial times. The heroine is in an extremely difficult and dangerous situation while the hero has his own immediate daily demands and a history of loss that loads him down. Ms. Gist has the research down pat on this (I have also done extensive research and live in this area of the country). The plot line is solid, the characters well developed, and the spiritual arc is there and is realistic. The narrator did a wonderful job. I was pleased to have this available as an audio download. This is definitely an example of the edgier types of Christian fiction coming out and is not a gentle Janette Oke type of book (I also love Ms. Oke and have read her for the past two decades.)

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Akron, CO, United States 08-01-09
    Carolyn Akron, CO, United States 08-01-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyable"

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook. There were many parts that caused me to laugh out-loud but it was also suspenseful and of course romantic.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AXiD United States 03-29-12
    AXiD United States 03-29-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Good narrator but.."
    What did you love best about A Bride Most Begrudging?

    I read the book version and it was nice to hear the audio version and catch things I missed.


    What three words best describe Jill Tanner’s voice?

    I wish she didn't take so much time in between sentences. It sort of became distracting.


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    Paula spokane, WA, United States 06-01-09
    Paula spokane, WA, United States 06-01-09
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    "poorly written book"

    The plot for this book was certainly intriguing. However, throughout most of the book, the author talks too much about their sexual attraction to each other. The characters are not filled out very well but there is certainly the physical attraction that you read about. If I owned an inspirational publishing company, I would not publish this book. I'm sorry that I wasted money on this book.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Gladys George 06-19-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Enjoyed story, but was overall disappointing"

    As a historical novel the plot was enjoyable, but I didn't find it to be very "inspirational". The characters' Christian faith was not very important to them and was only an after-thought, they were not passionate followers of Christ. I would have liked to see how their faith informed their day-to-day decision making.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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