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The Bridegroom (Stone Creek, Bk 5)
The Bridegroom - Stone Creek, Bk 5
Author: Linda Lael Miller
Undercover agent Gideon Yarbro is renowned for stopping outlaws almost before they commit a crime. But now he must stop a wedding -- despite the bride's resistance. Lydia Fairmont will lose everything if she doesn't honor her betrothal to a heartless banker. Unless she marries someone else instead... whether it's a love match or not....  more »
ISBN-13: 9780373773886
ISBN-10: 0373773889
Publication Date: 8/1/2009
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 236 ratings
Publisher: HQN Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Bridegroom (Stone Creek, Bk 5) on + 209 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is book no. 4 in the Stone Creek novel and it's mainly about "Gideon Yarbro". It takes place in the early 1900's. And, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Not only do we get a glimpse of the characters from the previous novels (i.e. Gideon's brothers Rowdy and Wyatt and their wives and children) but we also see Lydia come back as a young woman, and under rather strange circumstances become Gideon's bride. The passion between the two of them was electrifying. And, I was grateful to see that Linda Lael Miller gave Lydia a backbone and wasn't a weak, wishy-washy mess like some of her female leading ladies.

There was alot of action in this book, too. I give it 4 stars!
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Helpful Score: 1
Since Gideon Yarbro gave Lydia the letter (to post if she were ever in trouble) in THE WANTED MAN, I have hoped that there would be a novel. What can be more romantic than giving a pre-addressed and written letter to comfort someone anxious about huge changes in her life? Lydia's doctor-father had frozen to death in a blizzard and Lydia (eight years-old at the time) was going to live with distant-living aunts who were strangers).

Although the plot was rather sparse-on-the-ground, I enjoyed it. Since I've invested quite a bit of time (this is the 4th book) with the Yarbro's, I didn't look too carefully at the thin nature of the plot.

However, something that did bother me was the poor editing of the novel. Another reviewer has mentioned the change of Aunt Nell Baker from the mother's side of the family (in THE WANTED MAN) to the father's side of the family in this book. Miller couldn't decide if it had been 10 years from the time of the letter writing until its posting, or 12 years. It jumped back and forth when referring to Lydia and Gideon.

Note: Books 5 and 6 are combined in an omnibus titled: HOLIDAY IN STONE CREEK.

Stone Creek Series
1. The Man from Stone Creek (2006)
2. A Wanted Man (2007)
3. The Rustler (2008)
4. The Bridegroom (2009)
5. A Stone Creek Christmas (2008)
6. At Home in Stone Creek (2009)
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reviewed The Bridegroom (Stone Creek, Bk 5) on + 809 more book reviews
So good I had to read it again. Great ending to the Yarbro brothers series.
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Of all Linda's books, I think this one shows her true talent the best. I fell in love with Gideon. He grew from a shy but brave teenage boy in the first Stone Creek books, into a sexy, loving, noble man. Total steamy romance in this book. I loved the dialogue so much, and I thought Lily's aunts were so funny. Linda captured each character's emotions brilliantly. You could feel the passion being stoked between the two. This is a definite must-read!
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I thought it was just OK. Never really connected with the characters as a couple.