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The Autumn Bride : Chance Sisters Romances - Anne Gracie

The Autumn Bride

Chance Sisters Romances

Paperback

Published: 5th February 2013
For Ages: 18+ years old
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Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution, even if it means breaking into an empty mansion in the hope of finding something to sell. Instead of treasures, though, she finds the owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, bedridden and neglected. Appalled, Abby rousts Lady Beatrice's predatory servants and—with Lady Beatrice's eager cooperation—the four young ladies become her 'nieces,' neatly eliminating the threat of disaster for all concerned!

It's the perfect situation, until Lady Beatrice's dashing and arrogant nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, returns from the Orient—and discovers an impostor running his household…

A romantic entanglement was never the plan for these stubborn, passionate opponents—but falling in love may be as inevitable as the falling of autumn leaves...

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5.0

excellent book

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from Nerang, Qld, Australia

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Engaging Story
  • Interesting Characters
  • Original Plot
  • Sexy
  • Tear Jerker
  • Well Written

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    Comments about The Autumn Bride:

    a book you can read again & again.

     
    4.0

    Well written fantastical historical rom

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    from Adelaide

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
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        Comments about The Autumn Bride:

        Very different plot with a predictable outcome however kept you intrigued to the end!

         
        4.0

        Really Enjoyable

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            Comments about The Autumn Bride:

            Absolutely wonderful book, thoroughtly enjoyed it. I would highly recommend this author but especially this book. Really enjoyable

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            Praise for Anne Gracie's THE AUTUMN BRIDE Chosen as one of the best romances of 2013 by NPR and Library Journal Shortlisted for the American Library Association's 2014 RUSA Reading List "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series. Orphaned governess Abigail Chantry receives the astonishing news that her younger sister, Jane, has been abducted and is captive in a brothel. Abby rescues Jane with the assistance of housemaid Daisy and fellow captive Damaris; the four bond together but struggle to make ends meet. Desperate, Abby breaks into a house--and meets ailing, charming Lady Beatrice Davenham, who has nothing worth stealing but could use some company. She takes in the four "Chance" sisters as her purported nieces, but the deception falters upon the return from overseas of her handsome nephew, Max. Abby's warmth and caring nature shine from the first moment, and Max's dedication to his family and friends make him worthy of her love. Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines and the miracle of second chances." --Kirkus Reviews "Abigail Chantry sprints across London rooftops and into the window of an abandoned mansion in search of something to sell in order to save her sister and friends from a life on the streets. What she doesn't expect is to be greeted by an elderly lady asking, "Have you come to kill me?" and then being taken in by the woman. ... Delightful Jane Austen quotes introduce each chapter and add to the fun. VERDICT With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough. -Library Journal "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much.... I predict The Autumn Bride is going to be "THE" book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere." --Night Owl "Readers will want to take a chance on this delightful, heartwarming series about sisters of the heart, family, friends, and the fun and passion of romance. Gracie lifts readers' spirits, creating a delightful cast of characters, tender moments and lighthearted repartee designed to tug at the heart. Keep a hankie handy for tears of laughter and joy." --Romantic Times "A warm and well-crafted romance novel, perfectly setting the stage for the stories to follow in Anne Gracie's new "Chance Sisters Romance" series....Heartfelt, charming and wonderfully paced, The Autumn Bride is full of emotionally rich characters, witty conversation and Anne Gracie's characteristic expert storytelling, guaranteed to leave readers with this story stamped on their hearts." --Reader to Reader "There is nothing more enjoyable then a beautifully written, sweet romance where you watch two people fall in love--and The Autumn Bride is precisely that. -Heroes and Heartbreakers "I loved this romp through the nineteenth century, an entertaining rags to riches story..... I suggest you pick up THE AUTUMN BRIDE and laugh and cheer. I did. -Fresh Fiction "I loved everything about this book--the "sisters" who create a family out of affection and need, the hero as disillusioned boy and as honorable man, and the gallant, all together wonderful Lady Beatrice, who almost steals the book from the lovers. From page one, I was engaged with this story. When Abby assures the three younger girls that "It doesn't hurt to dream," and the four share their dreams of what they want from life, I was in up to my heart. .... I didn't allow a small thing like the need to sleep keep me from the story. I finished it in the wee hours, knowing that Anne Gracie had created another world that I would want to visit again and again. I can't wait for Book 2." --JustJanga "What an absolutely enchanting story!!" --EBookObsessed "Praise for Anne Gracie's" THE AUTUMN BRIDE Chosen as one of the best romances of 2013 byNPRand"Library Journal" Shortlisted for the American Library Association's 2014 RUSA Reading List Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series. Orphaned governess Abigail Chantry receives the astonishing news that her younger sister, Jane, has been abducted and is captive in a brothel. Abby rescues Jane with the assistance of housemaid Daisy and fellow captive Damaris; the four bond together but struggle to make ends meet. Desperate, Abby breaks into a house and meets ailing, charming Lady Beatrice Davenham, who has nothing worth stealing but could use some company. She takes in the four Chance sisters as her purported nieces, but the deception falters upon the return from overseas of her handsome nephew, Max. Abby s warmth and caring nature shine from the first moment, and Max s dedication to his family and friends make him worthy of her love. Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed. "Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines and the miracle of second chances." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Abigail Chantry sprints across London rooftops and into the window of an abandoned mansion in search of something to sell in order to save her sister and friends from a life on the streets. What she doesn t expect is to be greeted by an elderly lady asking, Have you come to kill me? and then being taken in by the woman.... Delightful Jane Austen quotes introduce each chapter and add to the fun. VERDICT With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can t come fast enough." Library Journal" "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much.... I predict "The Autumn Bride" is going to be THE book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere." --"Night Owl" "Readers will want to take a chance on this delightful, heartwarming series about sisters of the heart, family, friends, and the fun and passion of romance. Gracie lifts readers' spirits, creating a delightful cast of characters, tender moments and lighthearted repartee designed to tug at the heart. Keep a hankie handy for tears of laughter and joy." --"Romantic Times" "Awarm and well-crafted romance novel, perfectly setting the stage for the stories to follow in Anne Gracie s new Chance Sisters Romance series....Heartfelt, charming and wonderfully paced, "The Autumn Bride" is full of emotionally rich characters, witty conversation and Anne Gracie s characteristic expert storytelling, guaranteed to leave readers with this story stamped on their hearts." --"Reader to Reader" "There is nothing more enjoyable then a beautifully written, sweet romance where you watch two people fall in love and "The Autumn Bride" is precisely that. "Heroes and Heartbreakers" "I loved this romp through the nineteenth century, an entertaining rags to riches story .. I suggest you pick up THE AUTUMN BRIDE and laugh and cheer. I did. "Fresh Fiction" I loved everything about this book the sisters who create a family out of affection and need, the hero as disillusioned boy and as honorable man, and the gallant, all together wonderful Lady Beatrice, who almost steals the book from the lovers. From page one, I was engaged with this story. When Abby assures the three younger girls that It doesn t hurt to dream, and the four share their dreams of what they want from life, I was in up to my heart. . I didn t allow a small thing like the need to sleep keep me from the story. I finished it in the wee hours, knowing that Anne Gracie had created another world that I would want to visit again and again. I can t wait for Book 2." --"JustJanga" "What an absolutely enchanting story!!" --"EBookObsessed"" "Praise for Anne Gracie's" THE AUTUMN BRIDE "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series. Orphaned governess Abigail Chantry receives the astonishing news that her younger sister, Jane, has been abducted and is captive in a brothel. Abby rescues Jane with the assistance of housemaid Daisy and fellow captive Damaris; the four bond together but struggle to make ends meet. Desperate, Abby breaks into a house--and meets ailing, charming Lady Beatrice Davenham, who has nothing worth stealing but could use some company. She takes in the four "Chance" sisters as her purported nieces, but the deception falters upon the return from overseas of her handsome nephew, Max. Abby's warmth and caring nature shine from the first moment, and Max's dedication to his family and friends make him worthy of her love. Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines and the miracle of second chances." --"Kirkus Reviews" "Abigail Chantry sprints across London rooftops and into the window of an abandoned mansion in search of something to sell in order to save her sister and friends from a life on the streets. What she doesn't expect is to be greeted by an elderly lady asking, "Have you come to kill me?" and then being taken in by the woman. ... Delightful Jane Austen quotes introduce each chapter and add to the fun. VERDICT With a pair of beautifully matched protagonists and some particularly despicable villains, this funny, dangerously addictive page-turner is a hands-down Regency winner; the rest of the series can't come fast enough." -Library Journal" "I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much.... I predict "The Autumn Bride" is going to be "THE" book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere." --"Nightu "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series. Orphaned governess Abigail Chantry receives the astonishing news that her younger sister, Jane, has been abducted and is captive in a brothel. Abby rescues Jane with the assistance of housemaid Daisy and fellow captive Damaris; the four bond together but struggle to make ends meet. Desperate, Abby breaks into a house--and meets ailing, charming Lady Beatrice Davenham, who has nothing worth stealing but could use some company. She takes in the four "Chance" sisters as her purported nieces, but the deception falters upon the return from overseas of her handsome nephew, Max. Abby's warmth and caring nature shine from the first moment, and Max's dedication to his family and friends make him worthy of her love. Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed." -"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Little orphan Abby meets her Prince Charming in this delightful regency romance from bestselling author Anne Gracie....I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much. "The Autumn Bride "is a story for readers who like their romance with just the right touch of humor along with a bit of intrigue to keep it exciting. I predict "The Autumn Bride" is going to be "THE" book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere." --"Night Owl Praise for Anne Gracie's previous novels: " "With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot."--"The Chicago Tribune" "Threaded with charm and humor, [an] action-rich, emotionally compelling story...sure to entice readers."--"Library Journal" "Gracie takes conventions of the romance novel ...and turns them into a story that is fresh and new and interesting... a near-perfect read."--"All About Romance" "I never miss an Anne Gr "Little orphan Abby meets her Prince Charming in this delightful regency romance from bestselling author Anne Gracie....I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much. "The Autumn Bride "is a story for readers who like their romance with just the right touch of humor along with a bit of intrigue to keep it exciting. I predict "The Autumn Bride" is going to be "THE" book to add to the TBR list of Historical Romance fans everywhere." --"Night Owl Praise for Anne Gracie's previous novels: ""With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot."--"The Chicago Tribune""Threaded with charm and humor, [an] action-rich, emotionally compelling story...sure to entice readers."--"Library Journal""Gracie takes conventions of the romance novel ...and turns them into a story that is fresh and new and interesting... a near-perfect read."--"All About Romance""I never miss an Anne Gracie book."--JULIA QUINN"For fabulous Regency flavor, witty and addictive, you can't go past Anne Gracie."--STEPHANIE LAURENS "With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit, and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot."--The Chicago Tribune""""Threaded with charm and humor, [an] action-rich, emotionally compelling story...sure to entice readers."--Library Journal""Gracie takes conventions of the romance novel ...and turns them into a story that is fresh and new and interesting... a near-perfect read."--All About Romance""""I never miss an Anne Gracie book."--Julia Quinn "For fabulous Regency flavor, witty and addictive, you can't go past Anne Gracie."--Stephanie Laurens

            Anne Gracie

            Anne Gracie spent her childhood and youth on the move, thanks to her father's job, which took them around the world. The gypsy life taught her that humour and love are universal languages and that favourite books can take you home, wherever you are.

            Anne started her first novel while backpacking solo around the world. Originally published by Harlequin Books, she now writes Regency-era historical romances for Berkley (Penguin USA) and Penguin Australia, but instead of her new career taking her back to exotic overseas locations, she turned into a cave-bound writer-hermit. Anne is a former president of Romance Writers of Australia.

            She lives in Melbourne in a small and very elderly wooden house, but she's too busy writing to renovate. Anne's books are published in sixteen languages, have been shortlisted three times for the prestigious RITA award (USA), have twice won the Romantic Book of the Year (Australia) and the National Reader's Choice Award (USA), and have been listed in Library Journal (USA) best books of the year.

            Anne also blogs regularly with the Word Wenches; Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Patricia Rice, Susan Fraser King, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliot and Joanna Bourne.

            Visit Anne Gracie's Booktopia Author Page


            ISBN: 9780425259252
            ISBN-10: 0425259250
            Series: Chance Sisters Romances
            Audience: General
            For Ages: 18+ years old
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 310
            Published: 5th February 2013
            Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
            Country of Publication: US
            Dimensions (cm): 17.0 x 10.4  x 2.8
            Weight (kg): 0.16