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The Sherbrooke Bride (Bride Trilogy, Bk 1)
The Sherbrooke Bride - Bride Trilogy, Bk 1 Author:Catherine Coulter Desperate for an heir, Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, looks for a bride and finds a prospective one in Melissande Chambers, but it is Melissande's sister, Alexandra, who has loved Sherbrooke from afar since she was a girl. — Life never gives what one expects, and Douglas finds himself wed to the wrong sister. If having an unwanted wife ... more »isn't enough,he is also plagued by The Virgin Bride, a ghost that is reputedly seen in the countess' bedchamber.
Alexandra Chambers, youngest daughter of the Duke of Beresford, has loved Douglas Sherbrooke since she was fifteen. Unfortunately, it is her sister, the incomparable Melissande, he wishes to wed.
But life never ladles out what one expects, and Douglas finds himself wed to the wrong sister. If having an unwanted wife isn't enough, he is also plagued by The Virgin Bride, a ghost that is reputedly seen in the countess's bedchamber. Does the willowy phantom really appear to Douglas? Does she speak to him?
I hope you enjoy reading about the exploits of Alexandra and Douglas as much as I enjoyed writing them. You will see them again in THE HELLION BRIDE, novel two of the Bride Trilogy.
Coulter is still new to me so I'm not sure if this is typical of her style. The book starts really slow and you have to get through Douglas being a really huge, emotionally abusive jerk. It is kind of the same for his cousin's treatment of Alex's sister, except she kind of deserves it. Some of it was hard to stomach but Alex's outbursts and toughness kept me reading. I'm glad I finished the book because Douglas does change and his family is fun to read about.