The Sherbrooke family saga continues with James and Jason Sherbrooke, identical male twins who look exactly like their beautiful Aunt Melissande, and not at all like their father, the earl, which riles him no end.
James, 28 minutes older than his brother, is the heir. He is solid, is James. He's a student of astronomy, rides like a centaur, and, unlike his brother, Jason, enjoys learning the ropes of managing his father's estates.
He no longer sows excessive wild oats, as his neighbor, Corrie Tybourne Barrett, a brat he's known since she was three-years-old, looks forward to doing since she turned 18. When she nearly shoves him off a cliff, sneering all the while, James hauls off and spanks her.
A promising start. Then, unfortunately, the earl, Douglas Sherbrooke, is shot at. This leads to Georges Cadoudal, a Frenchman in the employ of the English war ministry with whom Douglas had dealings with some years before. But Cadoudal died in 1815, 15 years before. Were there children who might want revenge against Douglas? But the question is why: Georges and Douglas parted friends, at least Douglas believed that they had.
Adventures compound; Corrie hurls herself into the thick of things. As for Jason, not quite a half an hour younger, he loves horses, wants to start a stud farm, still sows more oats than a man should be allowed, but finally meets a girl who stops him in his tracks. And then what happens?
You will have to listen to the book to find out. I hope you enjoy yourself. The characters are rich, colorful, and a hoot to boot. The mystery will confound you.
P.S. Listen to more in the Bride Series.
©2004 Catherine Coulter; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
"Coulter whips up another madly romantic, supremely sexy adventure, rich with eccentric characters and the author's special brand of fanciful humor." (Booklist)
"A clever surprise ending wraps up the mystery subplot neatly and will ensure that many readers return for the next entry in Coulter's Sherbrooke saga." (Publishers Weekly)
I love to read, the books need to be fairly complicated or interesting in their own way. I belong to a book club that selects great books.
Well written as usual. Quite a twist with terribly attractive men, coming out parties, and shooting and revenge throughout the book. I recommend it as a good read.
I am quiet and love being comfortable. I love curling up in a corner either reading or listening to a nice romantic book.
Such a delightful twist, but great story line. I was laughing and crying along with the characters and about them. I really wish there were more books in the bride series but I guess it has to stop somewhere right? Another great by Catherine and the narrator (one of my favorite) did a superb job!
Wanda the artist
Here there is more of a story. There is still the sex, which is up to individuals preferences, right? The plot here is better elicited. Two twins, handsome, of course, whose father and mother were married in an earlier book. There begins intrigue and danger, and one does not know why. Something about a ghost? The plot is about the father being in mortal danger, and how he and his family survives. See, a plot (read my review for book # 9 - Lyon's Gate). I must admit that after reading some truly fine pieces of Englich literature and returning to this, I find myself at a great loss. Sorry. There are some really fantastice pieces of historical literature out there, with true plots, real adventure, and life as it really was. I believe that Mrs. Coulter has her place in the scheme of things, but that ... if you want a true plot with real characters you might have to look elsewhere. Again, sorry.
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