Miranda Fenster was known as the Fairy Tale Miss during the one disastrous London season that convinced her she would never have a happily-ever-after. But when her brother's love match is thwarted by the impossibly proper Duke of Kerstone, Miranda sets off to convince the duke to champion her brother's cause for love.
Unfortunately, he is too proper to consider love a suitable reason for marriage, and too proper not to marry Miranda when they find themselves compromised. Now, Miranda has a second chance for happily-ever-after, if she can uncover her new husband's darkest secret. Originally published by Kensington Zebra Ballad, October 2000.
©2000(2010) Kelly McClymer (P)2013 Kelly McClymer
I had to return this book as the audio is terrible. The back ground fuzzy noise is awful.
I liked the bit of mystery to the story and I liked that it was narrated in an English accent. It added to the story.
The Fairy Tale Bride is the story of Miranda Fenster, her large financially struggling family, and the Duke of Kerstone. The Duke marries Miranda, a believer in fairy tales and HEA, after they spent an innocent night in an abandoned cabin, in order to not compromise her reputation, but then decides they must not consummate the marriage, as he is planning to leave.
Miranda, on the other hand, thinks her new husband is ill, and has decided to do whatever she can to make him live.
What was good about this book is the humor, the flawed people, the narrator, and the mystery. If you like Julie Garwood's early books and Judith McNaught you will enjoy The Fairy Tale Bride.
Yes, there wasn't anything I didn't like about this story, it has a little of everything in it.
Duke of Kerstone (Simon) He was truly an honorable man who put his line first and his self last.
At first I was on the fence and a little confused. I have never understood the different titles in England which did not help me at all. The beginning was a little confusing for me but as the author and narrator took me through the book I grew to understand a little better. If one takes into fact the year this book was written about it all come together nicely.
There is passion not so much of what we see into today’s writing but more of how it would have been if the book was written back in time. This is a pretty clean read which I feel adds to the delivery of the book. The one thing I adore above everything was the British accent, it adds so much to this story. I was so in shock over the accent that it took me awhile to get into the story. I so love the accent that I wasn’t listening so much to the words as the voice which was truly amazing and lovely. However the beginning of the audio does have some buzzing in it which I found to be annoying but it did clean up to be a very joy able listen.
I found Bushra Laskar as a narrator to be a delight with a wonderful easy flowing voice that I could listen to all day. Her British accent added so much to the book, it was smooth and flowed easy. I did not hear to many character changes, there were a few that I thought were lovely but I did not notice many. In no way did that take away from the story.
When I picked my kindle up to listen I thought it would be more of a fairy tale kind of a repeat of old stories with a twist. That was not the case, the stories Miranda told were of old childhood stories we were told, the book was not a remade of fairy tales. Most people thought Miranda a little off but she stuck to her believes in a HEA. For me the narrator had me hooked even through the beginning with the confusion.
I would have liked to have seen a little more to the ending but the ending was a nice one with lots of HEAs for everyone. The authors writing style at the beginning is a little confusing but as you go along it is easy to follow and flows easily. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to listen or read to more from this author. I did download another audio and the box set of the Fairy Tale Brides.
Good story, good narration-it is always nice when you like the narrators voice, there are many audio books I cannot listen to due to the narrator. If you are looking for an enjoyable story and a pleasant listen, I recommend this one.
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