Book Reviews of The Least Likely Bride (Bride Trilogy, Bk 3)

The Least Likely Bride (Bride Trilogy, Bk 3)
The Least Likely Bride - Bride Trilogy, Bk 3
Author: Jane Feather
ISBN-13: 9780553580686
ISBN-10: 055358068X
Publication Date: 10/3/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 184 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is the 3rd of a set of three about 3 friends who swear to support each other and never get married. 7 years later, two of the three have married and the third gets her romance. After reading this book, I don't feel like I need to read the first two. It makes good beach reading but not what I would call compelling. It seemed a little more unrealistic than many romance books, but still worth reading.
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A very charming book about a lovely young girl unwittingly captured by a very unusual pirate, who is also a physician and an artist. Great plot.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an awesome series. Set in olden times, with good romance
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A good storyteller.
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I really enjoyed this book, I wish there was a sequel as the characters are wonderful.
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One moment Olivia is strolling across the sands of an island off the coast of England with her nose buried in a book, the next she is plunging down a rocky cliff. When she regains concsiousness, she is naked and trapped on what seems to be a pirate ship. Her captor admits to making his living from the sea.
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A book for every bookworm who dreamed of adventure. This is part of a series (Brides trilogy) and is the story of Olivia. Situation is somewhat unbelievable but the writing is good. Jane Feather is a fav author and the relationships between all the 'brides' and their husbands is interesting.
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I was so dissappointed in this book. I loved The Accidental Bride.I was so looking forward to this book but it ended up as a dud. The ending was so unrealistic.
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This was my first Jane Feather book. So I haven't read the two prior to this one but every time Phoebe's story was mentioned I cringed because it all sounded very dirty (marrying your dead sister's husband who is also your best friend's father; talk about double yuck factor). But this was Olivia's story, the scholar. Her father worked for Parliament while her love interest, Anthony, was a pirate working to free the King against Parliament.

I enjoyed the book but I found parts of it a little boring. There was a lot of political plays and stuff. I kind of wished the story would hurry along. I thought too many of Anthony and Olivia's interludes ended poorly and it made me a little less excited to read about the next time they might meet up.

Anthony was nothing special. He was a fun character but there was something missing to make him sexy. Maybe because he was such a chameleon that I couldn't get a fix on the real Anthony, so he seemed quite abstract to me. The more interesting characters were actually Adam and Ellen (the people who saved and raised Anthony).

Olivia was a little frustrating because she didn't speak up very often when she had doubts. So in dealing with her first real adult relationship she had to overcome childhood molestation and all her fears about Anthony being a bad guy. Add that Anthony is working directly against her father too as mentioned above. It was a litte too much. There were just too many strikes against a relationship. And even though she was supposed to be a scholar, the role wasn't really significant to her character. For all that matter, she could have wanted to be a seamstress and the story would have been the same.

But it was entertaining and has pigued my interest enough to read more by Feather. I don't think I would really spend credits on her at this point. I still haven't decided if she would be a worthwhile writer.
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This one is the best of the trilogy, I feel. Very good characters and a quick moving story.I liked the lead characters very much and enjoyed their romance and rooted for them to end up together!All three of the Brides books are worth the read!
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wonderful
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This was a fun one!
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In 1648, negotiations between King Charles and Parliament seem to be going nowhere when the monarch fled to the Isle of Wight. The leading Parliamentarians are forced to follow and set up households on the isle. Among them is Lord Granville who relocated his family from Yorkshire to Wight to continue bargaining with the King.

His bookworm and scholarly daughter Olivia Granville slips while reading and walking near the edge of a cliff. She suddenly steps into nothingness. When she awakens Olivia is onboard a pirate's ship Wind Dancer. The captain Anthony is actually a royal supporter. As Olivia and Anthony begin to fall in love, his loyalty is tested by his need for her, especially since her father leads the opposition.


THE LEAST LIKELY BRIDE, The third tale in Jane Feather's "Bride" trilogy (see THE ACCIDENTAL BRIDE and THE HOSTAGE BRIDE) is a wonderful conclusion to a warm series. The story line is filled with action as "noble," Drake-like pirates and "odious" land-based wreckers cause havoc on the nearby seas. However, as with the first two novels, the intriguing lead characters drive the strong story line even with the King and Parliament serving as a fabulous and authentic backdrop. Ms. Feather's seventeenth century historical romance is another winner that will send the audience seeking the first two books.


Harriet Klausner
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one moment lady olivia granville is strolling across the sands of an island off the coast of england with her nose buried in a tome of greek philosophy the next she is plunging down a rocky cliff. When she regains consciousness she is maked and trapped on what seems to be a pirate ship. her captor though is no ordinary pirate wickedly handsome disturbingly systerious the gray eyed master of the wind dancer is both a physician and an artist and admits to making his living from the sea
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This is the third in the series.
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In Feather's Brides trilogy, three unconventional young women vow never to marry, only--one by one--to be overtaken by destiny. Scholarly Olivia is most certainly THE LEAST LIKELY BRIDE.
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In my Brides Trilogy, three unconventional young women vow never to marry, only-one by one-to be overtaken by destiny. Scholarly Olivia is most certainly The Least Likely Bride--
One moment Lady Olivia Granville is strolling along a path, her nose buried in a tome of Greek philosophy; the next she is plunging down a rocky cliff. When she regains consciousness, she is naked and unwittingly trapped on a pirate ship. Her captor, though, is no ordinary pirate. Wickedly handsome, disturbingly mysterious, the grey-eyed master of the Wind Dancer is both a physician and an artist, and admits to making his living from the sea.
Most disconcerting of all, when he turns his glittering eyes on her, he sees not the stammering, hopelessly bookish young girl Olivia has always been, but a passionate, beautiful woman who can, if she chooses, embark on the adventure and the love of a lifetime.
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Novel in the Bride's Trilogy: Lady Olivia Granville is strolling across the sands of an island off the coast of England with her nose buried in a book when she plunges off the rocky cliff. When she regains consciousness she finds herself the prisoner of a pirate. The master of the Wind Dancer is both a physician and an artist in addition to making his living from the sea. She has embarked on the adventure and love of a lifetime.
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This story was not as interesting to me as the first two. I do not think I ever understood the heroine. She seemed a contradiction between her younger self and her adult self. I admit that I skipped through most of the text. Maybe, I just didn't like the sea story?
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One moment Lady Olivia Granville is strolling across the sands of an island off the coast of England with her nose buried in a tome of Greek philosophy; the next she is plunging down a rocky cliff. When she regains consciousness, she is naked and trapped on what seems to be a pirate ship. Her captor, though, is no ordinary pirate. Wickedly handsome, disturbingly mysterious, the gray-eyed master of the Wind Dancer is both a physician and an artist, and admits to making his living from the sea. Most disconcerting of all, when he turns his glittering eyes on her, he sees not the stammering, hopelessly bookish young girl Olivia has always been, but a passionate, beautiful woman who can, if she chooses, embark on the adventure and the love of a lifetime.