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The Heiress Bride (Bride Trilogy)
The Heiress Bride - Bride Trilogy
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN-13: 9780399137785
ISBN-10: 0399137785
Publication Date: 1/5/1993
Pages: 303
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Catherine Coulter manages to mix modern day attitudes into a setting in the early 1800s. This book is fun to read. The protagonist is a brash, lovely heiress who sets her sights for a Scottsman who has inherited a once great castle and property that needs her dowry money to rehab the works. The characterization is good, and the action clever and quick. There are two more books associated with this production: "The Sherebrooke Bride" and "The Hellion Bride." I suspect this book is number three in the plot line, but no matter, it stands alone.
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In this book, Sinjun, the youngest of the Sherbrooke children is looking for a husband.
Joan Sherbrooke...Sinjun, all of 19, is on the verge of spinsterhood, or so her mother fears. At London ball she sees the very handsome Colin Kinross, the Scottish earl of Ashburnham. She becomes totally
besotted with him,even though she has never met him. When Sinjun overhears Colin complain that since he must find himself a wealthy bride in order to survive, she promptly introduces herself as the heiress she is. Sinjun is bewitched by Colin, utterly fascinated but she never loses her wits. She arranges an elopement, only to be met in Edinburgh by her two favorite brothers, who are hell bent on preventing thie marriage. But despite all objections, she and Colin are wed. She remains besotted with her new husband even after the pair arrive in Vere Castle on Loch Leven and she learns of his first wife's mysterious death and meets his children from that marriage, two little tykes who would just as soon see her in Jericho. There is a man to master, laughter, mystery, danger, strange and odd relative and a beautiful castle in Scotland, all dished up for Sinjun.
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Regency romance about a sassy, outspoken British girl who marries a Scottish earl looking for a wealthy bride.
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This byzantine conclusion to Coulter's Bride trilogy ( The Sherbrooke Bride ; The Hellion Bride ), set in 1807 Scotland and loaded with sex, splinters under the burden of its foolish and two-dimensional characters. Colin Kinross, seventh earl of Ashburnham, faces daunting problems: his castle is decaying, villainous clansmen are usurping his land and unmanageable debts keep mounting. But Joan "Sinjin" Sherbrooke, at 19 one of England's wealthiest women, has fallen in love with him and proposes a financially rewarding marriage. In order to escape Sinjin's two protective brothers, they elope to Colin's Scottish castle. There Colin presents Joan with two surly stepchildren and a pair of malicious sisters-in-law--it seems he has kept a previous marriage secret. Complications abound. An anonymous letter writer accuses Colin of throwing his first wife off a cliff--are murderous kinsmen seeking vengeance? Even ghosts are pressed to intervene at crucial moments as th e disjointed plot veers out of control.
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From the dust jacket: "The thrilling conclusion to the best-selling romantic 'Bride' trilogy...In this, the final volume of the trilogy, Joan Winthrop Sherbrooke--Sinjun--is on the verge of spinsterhood, or so her mother fears, when at the ripe age of nineteen she spies Colin Kinross, the Scottish earl of Ashburnham, across the dance floor at a London ball. When Sinjun overhears Colin complain that since he must find himself a wealthy bride in order to survive, is it too much to ask that she be blessed with all her teeth, she promptly introduces herself as the toothsome heiress she is. Sinjun is bewitched by Colin, utterly fascinated, but she never loses her wits. She arranges an elopement, only to be met in Edinburgh by her two favorite brothers, who are hell-bent on preventing the marriage. But despite all objections, she and Colin are wed. She remains besotted with her new husband even after the pair arrive at Vere Castle on Loch Leven and she learns of his first wife's mysterious death and meets his children from that marriage, two little tykes who would just as soon see her in Jerico."
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A *Spoiler* and a Warning! Some people have told me that it is not uncommon for Catherine Coulter's books, but this is the only one I ever read and it didn't sit well with me at all. None of the other reviews has mentioned the wedding night rape scene, which pretty well ruined any chance that I might enjoy this book. I'm not talking about the consummation. This wasn't a case of a reluctant new bride forcefully seduced or taken by her husband. Sinjun was willing to consummate the marriage, she having fallen in love with her husband at first sight, wanted nothing more than to please him and have him love her in return. I'm talking about the part shortly after Colin deflowers Sinjun. Colin seemed to be hit with a sudden lust for Sinjun and was in such a rush that he didn't employ any foreplay. Sinjun was physically unprepared for intercourse and so suffered much pain and did not enjoy the consummation in the least. She told Colin that she never wanted to do it again. Colin, feeling angry at himself for his lack of control their first time, angry with her for saying she didn't want him again and generally emasculated by Sinjun's frank take charge attitude, decides that he wants to punish her and show her he's all man, so he rapes her. He states clearly in that moment that he is doing it to punish her and basically show her who's boss. She defends him from her brothers, who heard her pain-filled cries and busted in to the bedroom to help her, and she rails at them and runs them off, never letting them know that Colin raped her. I'd have had let my brothers have at him and then helped them hide the body.

Sinjun continues trying to make the marriage work despite Colin's general air of indifference towards her, the possibility that he killed his first wife, the daughter she didn't know he had trying to make her life hell so she'd go away, and all the other craziness going on at his home. I just couldn't understand why she would put herself through all that to be with Colin when his interactions with her through most of the story are either cool or angry. I didn't feel like I got any real development of feelings from Colin and then boom, there they are, all at once. It made it hard for me to buy it. I also didn't feel he did much to atone for his earlier behavior towards Sinjun. I ended up feeling like he didn't deserve her love or a happily ever after.
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This byzantine conclusion to Coulter's Bride trilogy ( The Sherbrooke Bride ; The Hellion Bride ), set in 1807 Scotland and loaded with sex, splinters under the burden of its foolish and two-dimensional characters. Colin Kinross, seventh earl of Ashburnham, faces daunting problems: his castle is decaying, villainous clansmen are usurping his land and unmanageable debts keep mounting. But Joan "Sinjin" Sherbrooke, at 19 one of England's wealthiest women, has fallen in love with him and proposes a financially rewarding marriage. In order to escape Sinjin's two protective brothers, they elope to Colin's Scottish castle. There Colin presents Joan with two surly stepchildren and a pair of malicious sisters-in-law--it seems he has kept a previous marriage secret. Complications abound. An anonymous letter writer accuses Colin of throwing his first wife off a cliff--are murderous kinsmen seeking vengeance? Even ghosts are pressed to intervene at crucial moments as th e disjointed plot veers out of control.
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Welcome to the exciting conclusion of the English Regency Bride Trilogy, The Heiress Bride. Your met Sinjun Sherbrooke in The Sherbrooke Bride and in The Hellion Bride, a delightful, quite endearing fifteen-year-old. Now she's nineteen, blessed with Sherbrooke blue eyes, wit to burn, and a wonderful sense of humor. She is also bored with the London Season until she spies Colin Kinross, the Scottish earl of Ashburnham., across the dance floor at a London ball. When she overhears Colin complain that he must find a wealthy bride quickly in order to survive, Sinjun promptly introduces herself as the toothsome heiress she is. Despite all odds, Sinjun manages an elopement to Scotland to begin her life in a drafty old castle that holds more revelations and surprises than Sinjun could ever imagine. You'll also meet another ghost, Pearlin' Jane, who teams up with the Virgin Bride.
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its well read but in pretty good shape
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Description
The dazzling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Bride trilogy. A 19-year-old beauty, Sinjun Sherbrooke is bored with London--until she meets Colin Kinross, a Scottish earl. The two elope to Scotland, but Sinjun's new home at Vere Castle holds more surprises than she could ever have imagined.
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If u like historical romances, this one you'll like. Similiar to other Coulter books.
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Third in the brides trilogy.
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Sinjun's story-good read!
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Different cover as shown. Last of the English Regency Bride Trilogy
Meet the charming and witty Sinjun.
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She is one of my favorite characters in the series. If you read these books in order you will find a lot of similarities in the stories. Just to warn you there Coulter always put in a spousal rape scene in there and it is always distasteful.

Colin is a huge idiot so bear with him. She handles him beautifully for the most part. I love her banter.
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Sinjun's story - an excellent read/listen from a fine storyteller!!