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The Reluctant Bride, Paperback / softback Book

The Reluctant Bride Paperback / softback

Narrated by Annie Aldington

Paperback / softback


A gripping saga of love, longing and manipulation . . . Kent, 1822Fearing for his life, Thomas Marsh has fled Castle Bay and found work as a mill hand, deep in the countryside.

Here he comes across the unconventional Isabel Cavendish and is captivated by her beauty and wildness.

But Isabel's father has ambitions for his daughter, and she is soon sent away to Ramsgate to learn how to be a lady. Struggling to understand society's obsession with dresses and balls, Isabel chafes against the restrictions of her new life.

Then she meets Daniel Coates, in town for one night only, and the pair discover a strong mutual attraction.

When circumstances force the couple apart, Isabel is heartbroken. But before she can reunite with Daniel, the horrified Isabel is taken to London by her father to be married to a much older widower. Can she find a way to escape the marriage of convenience her father wishes to force her into?

What will become of this reluctant bride?Why readers love Lynne Francis ? ? ? ? ?!'Impressively researched . . . I loved this five star book' Kay Brellend'An engaging, thoroughly researched tale of youthful naivety and courage in the face of adversity, full of rich detail and imagination.

Highly recommended!' RoNA award-winning, bestselling novelist Tania Crosse'A compelling and captivating historical saga rich in atmosphere, emotion and heart' Goodreads Reviewer


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