Book Reviews of Bluestocking Bride

Bluestocking Bride
Bluestocking Bride
Author: Elizabeth Thornton
ISBN-13: 9780821775370
ISBN-10: 0821775375
Publication Date: 12/1/2003
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Setting - England 1811 --- While Catherine Hartland has yet to meet a man who is going to appreciate her for herself, her educated mind and sharp intellect, she is well aware that walks this earth are the self-inflated ego ridden nobles who she knows very well would not be interested in her. Richard, the Marquis of Rutherton, is no exception even if he is unbelievably handsome with a bold sensual gaze that Catherine is not immune to even though she is determined to not succumb to.
Richard, was astounded to discover that this unlikely chit, so unlike the Cyprians he's been so used to would beguile him so. And that he, who was the prize of the matrimony mart, would have to work so hard for her to accept his suit. While winning what he considered was his prize, keeping her in love with him, as she discovered and misinterpreted his past foibles would be even harder as she tried to teach the arrogant man, a real lesson - in how to love!

While this is a reprint, from an earlier time when regency novels did not have the sexual details down to the last drop of sweat, I found it to still have enough sensuality built in hold my interest. In fact, I was relatively amazed at the almost seduction, that was somewhat graphic when the two protagonists encountered each other upon their first meeting, owing to the fact that Catherine did not admit to being a lady of quality. As a fan of Thornton's I see that even in her earlier works, such as this, she still gives the reader wonderful character development and page turning anticipation. Bottom line, if you are looking for explicit sexual description you will not find it here, but pick this up if you are looking for a good solid storyline, and a very pleasant and entertaining read set in the lively regency era.
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Two stories in one : Bluestocking Bride and Sheer Sorcery. Both are heartwarming stories where the heroes realize they are in love and will go to great lengths to prove their love. The heroines are Greek geeks !
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Setting - England 1811 --- While Catherine Hartland has yet to meet a man who is going to appreciate her for herself, her educated mind and sharp intellect, she is well aware that walks this earth are the self-inflated ego ridden nobles who she knows very well would not be interested in her. Richard, the Marquis of Rutherton, is no exception even if he is unbelievably handsome with a bold sensual gaze that Catherine is not immune to even though she is determined to not succumb to.
Richard, was astounded to discover that this unlikely chit, so unlike the Cyprians he's been so used to would beguile him so. And that he, who was the prize of the matrimony mart, would have to work so hard for her to accept his suit. While winning what he considered was his prize, keeping her in love with him, as she discovered and misinterpreted his past foibles would be even harder as she tried to teach the arrogant man, a real lesson - in how to love!

While this is a reprint, from an earlier time when regency novels did not have the sexual details down to the last drop of sweat, I found it to still have enough sensuality built in hold my interest. In fact, I was relatively amazed at the almost seduction, that was somewhat graphic when the two protagonists encountered each other upon their first meeting, owing to the fact that Catherine did not admit to being a lady of quality. As a fan of Thornton's I see that even in her earlier works, such as this, she still gives the reader wonderful character development and page turning anticipation. Bottom line, if you are looking for explicit sexual description you will not find it here, but pick this up if you are looking for a good solid storyline, and a very pleasant and entertaining read set in the lively regency era. --- Marilyn...
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I enjoy Elizabeth Thornton and this is one of her best.