Book Reviews of The Ideal Bride (Cynster, Bk 12)

The Ideal Bride (Cynster, Bk 12)
The Ideal Bride - Cynster, Bk 12
Author: Stephanie Laurens
ISBN-13: 9780060505738
ISBN-10: 0060505737
Publication Date: 3/1/2004
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 73 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
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A fun way to pass a lazy afternoon. Laurens novel are well written, witty and romantic, with out going over board on the 'bodice ripping'. Her characters are well thought out, with belivable 'voices'. 'The Ideal Bride' is part of a series about a powerful Ton family, and it is a historical romance.
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This book was difficult for me to get into. I liked Caroline and enjoyed her interaction with foreign diplomats, but the Caroline/Michael dynamic just didn't pull me in.
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Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. Except that Michael, for all his political skill and intelligence, lacks the most important element of success: a wife.

So he goes searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, well-managed young lady. Michael discovers such a paragon, but finds a formidable obstacle in his path, the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe. Caro has lived through an unhappy political marriage, and wants nothing of the sort for her niece, especially as the young woman has already lost her heart to another.

Caro and the younger woman hatch a plot -- Caro will demonstrate why an inexperienced young lady is not the bride for him. In deflecting Michael's matrimonial attentions away from her niece, Caro unwittingly focuses them on herself. And then it is Michael's turn to be persuasive, a task that requires every ounce of his seductive charm.

A series of mysterious and dangerous accidents befall Caro -- it becomes clear that an assailant has stepped in with his or her own idea for Caro's future -- one that could even involve murder. Before Caro can become Michael's ideal bride, they must race to uncover the unknown's identity before all hope of what they long for, and wish for, is destroyed.
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Good romance novel.
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Excellent series...Micheal's story(Honoria's brother)
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I really liked this book. Good suspenseful plot and interesting relationship between the hero and the heroine. This is another novel in the Cynster series.
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Just finished, i am copletely hooked on anything that Laurens writes, esp. the Cynster novels.
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This is one of my favorite "Cynster" novels!
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great read great author
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What more can you say, it's a Stephanie Laurens!
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Not my favorite Cynster novel. I couldn't really get into it. I've really enjoyed most of the other books but this one had a weak plot.
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Stephanie Laurens historical romance audio. 4 CDs--abridged
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Throughly enjoyed! Exactly what I expected from Laurens. I still like the Bastion series better but will continue to read about the Cynsters.
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I love anything that Stephanie Laurens writes. This is wonderful, but not my favorite.
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Really enjoyed this book.
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A Cynster novel.
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I really enjoy all of Stephanie Laurens books.
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Another wonderful book in the Cynster Series!
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awesome historical romance
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another great novel in the Cynster series.
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Stephanie gets better with each book love this series.
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Great reading if you like historical books!
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Love the Cynster books!
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Another Cynster Family tale and a great read.
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I love the Cynster series! Great to read!
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Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a rising member of Parliament -- a man destined for power. Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, he is just arrogant enough to capture the interest of the ladies of the ton. And with his connections to the wealthy and influential Cynster family -- his sister is married to Devil Cynster, the Duke of St. Ives -- his future appears assured.

Except that Michael lacks the single most important element of success: a wife.

Political pressure sends him searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, malleable young lady, preferably one with a political background. Michael discovers such a paragon but finds a formidable obstacle in his path -- the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt -- Caroline Sutcliffe.

One of London's foremost diplomatic hostesses, Caro has style and status but, having lived through an unhappy political marriage, wants nothing of the sort for her niece, who has already lost her heart to another.

So Caro and the younger woman hatch a plot -- Caro will demonstrate why an inexperienced young lady is not the bride for Michael. She succeeds in convincing him that what he really needs is a lady of experience by his side.

And the perfect candidate is right under his nose -- Caro herself. Then it is Michael's turn to be persuasive, a task that requires every ounce of his seductive charm as he tempts and tantalizes Caro, seeking to convince her that becoming his bride will bring her all her heart desires . . . and more.

But then a series of mysterious, and dangerous, accidents befall Caro -- an assailant has stepped in with their own idea for Caro's future -- one that could involve murder. Before Caro can become Michael's ideal bride, they must race to uncover the unknown's identity before all hope of what they long for, and wish for, is destroyed.
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Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. With hnis close connections to the influential Cynster family, Michael's future in Parliament appears assured, except that he lacks the single most important element of success: a wife.

Driven to seek a gently bred young lady, he discovers such a paragon. But there is an obstacle in his path: her beautiful, strong-minded young aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe.

A woman of style and status, Caro will not sacrifice her cherished niece to an unhappy marriage. however, Michael suddenly has his eye on Caro herself. But danger is stalking Caroline Sutcliffe. It will take great courage to protect her - and every ounce of Michael's seductive charm to convince her that becoming his bride will bring her all her heart desires, and more.

This book was a bit difficult at times, with its continual references to diplomacy. But the relationship builds nicely, and the end is exciting. I really enjoyed it.
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Michael is destined for Parliament but needs a wife.
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Great Book
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Elegant, and effortlessly charming Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. Michael settles his eye on Caroline Sutcliffe, but danger is stalking her.
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Book Description

Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. Except that Michael, for all his political skill and intelligence, lacks the most important element of success: a wife.

So he goes searching for his ideal bride, a gently bred, well-managed young lady. Michael discovers such a paragon, but finds a formidable obstacle in his path, the young lady's beautiful, strong-minded aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe. Caro has lived through an unhappy political marriage, and wants nothing of the sort for her niece, especially as the young woman has already lost her heart to another.

Caro and the younger woman hatch a plot -- Caro will demonstrate why an inexperienced young lady is not the bride for him. In deflecting Michael's matrimonial attentions away from her niece, Caro unwittingly focuses them on herself. And then it is Michael's turn to be persuasive, a task that requires every ounce of his seductive charm.

A series of mysterious and dangerous accidents befall Caro -- it becomes clear that an assailant has stepped in with his or her own idea for Caro's future -- one that could even involve murder. Before Caro can become Michael's ideal bride, they must race to uncover the unknown's identity before all hope of what they long for, and wish for, is destroyed.
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Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. He must seek a gently bred young lady, he discovers such a paragon. But there is an obstacle in his path: her beautiful strong-minded young aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe. Caro will not sacrifce her cherished niece to an unhappy marriage. Michael suddenly has his eye on Caro instead.
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Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power, except he lacks the single most important element of success: a wife.
Driven to seek a gently bred young lady, he discovers such a paragon. But there is an obstacle in his path: her beautiful, strong-minded young aunt, Caroline Sutcliffe
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Stephanie Laurens poses the question: Where in all of England will an exceptional man find The Ideal Bride?
Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. With his close connections to the influential Cynster family, Michael's future in Parliament appears assurd, except that he lacks the single most important element of success: a wife.
Driven to seek a gently bred young lady, he discovers such a paragon. But there is an obstacle in his pat: her beautifly, strong-minded young aunt, Carline Sutcliffe.
A woman of style and status, Caro will not sacrifice her cherished niece to an unhappy marriage. However, Michael suddently has his eye on Caro herself. But danger is stalking Caroline Sutcliffe. It will take great courage to protect her - and every ounce of MIchael's seductive charm to convince her that become his bride will bring her all her heart desires... and more.
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Aristocratic, elegant, and effortlessly charming, Michael Anstruther-Wetherby is a man destined for power. With his close connections to the influential Cynster family, Michae'ls future in Parliament appears assured, except that he lacks the single most important element of success: a wife.