Secrets of a Scandalous Bride

Secrets of a Scandalous Bride

by Sophia Nash

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Overview

“[Sophia Nash] ignites the page with wit and passion.”
—Julia Quinn
 

Sophia Nash’s clever, witty, and wonderfully romantic novels have already won numerous accolades and prizes—including the RITA® Award, the most prestigious honor the romance genre has to bestow. In Secrets of a Scandalous Bride, the incomparable Nash returns to Regency England for the fourth in a connected series of books featuring the notorious Widows Club. If you haven’t already experienced Sophia’s “warm, romantic, and sensual” (Mary Balogh) and “warm and wickedly fun” (Julia Quinn) fiction, there’s no better time than now!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061493300
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/23/2010
Series: Widows Club Series , #4
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 4.14(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Sophia Nash was born in Switzerland and raised in France and the United States, but says her heart resides in Regency England. Her ancestor, an infamous French admiral who traded epic cannon fire with the British Royal Navy, is surely turning in his grave.

Before pursuing her long-held dream of writing, Sophia was an award-winning television producer for a CBS affiliate, a congressional speechwriter, and a nonprofit CEO. She lives in the Washington, D.C., suburbs with her husband and two children.

Sophia's novels have won twelve national awards, including the prestigious RITA® Award, and two spots on Booklist's "Top Ten Romances of the Year."

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Secrets of a Scandalous Bride 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The interactions between the main players are all over the place. Situations just arise with little reason why they would occur - for example the heroine is trying to avoid the General so she decides to go to a wedding in disguise and is found out... The heroine decides to be the jockey for an important race, drugs the hero, and is once again found out. I only kept reading because I had downloaded this to my laptop and it was the only thing I had to read on the plane. There are better romances out there.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1814 to hide from the person she believes destroyed her father and consequently her, Elizabeth Ashburton pretends to be a widow. However, escaping from her unwanted suitor only leads her to General Leland Pymm wanting her. Escaping from the Ton's current favorite male, Elizabeth dives into a carriage. However, her latest flight leaves her with scandalous illegitimate Rowland Manning; whom she feels safe with unlike the General or the alleged killer of her dad. Rowland hides her from the blackmailer who threatens to ruin her; the lord who wants to marry her; and himself who wants to bed her. However, as they fall in love, he revises his options to include her forever if he can save his business and keep her safe. The key to the freshness of the latest Widows Club Regency romance (see A Dangerous Beauty, Kiss, and Love with the Perfect Scoundrel) is that the heroine has never wedded so she shams her marital status as a widow for protection amidst the Ton. That ploy works to a degree, but not as much as Elizabeth would like as she remains in trouble while wondering if she jumped into the fire (of love) with the most "unchivalrous blackguard" in England. Although the plot is somewhat as expected, fans will enjoy the scandalous secret of this widow. Harriet Klausner
gincam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If you are attracted to heroes with a darker side, one terrific example of a redeemed villain is found in The Widows Club Series by Sophia Nash. In the third book of the series, Love With the Perfect Scoundrel, we are introduced to the villain of the piece, Rowland Manning. Driven by the hardships of his early life, Rowland is ruthless in his actions, even attempting at one point to kill his own brother. In the fourth book, Secrets of a Scandalous Bride, Rowland is the tortured hero of his own story. We get to know the reasons for his harsh, often brutal behavior. The cruelty and deprivations he suffered in his youth made him a lean, mean, vengeance machine. To keep himself "fighting mean," he even deprives himself of the pleasures of good food, surviving on a daily regimen of rigidly bare meals. One of the ways the heroine breaks through to him is to continue to ply him with delicious food. Gingerbread, with its deep, dark spicy goodness, is a loaded weapon to man so self-deprived. When the gingerbread is served to him by a beautiful, caring woman, how could Rowland not succumb to temptation? Just like The Grinch, Rowland's heart grew three sizes that day! Enjoy this book while indulging in your favorite gingerbread recipe, which, like Rowland, is unexpectedly sweet beneath the tartness!
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You will enjoy it.
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SuzieQSK More than 1 year ago
Secrets of a Scandalous Bride is the fourth book in the series by Sophia Nash. The series is called "The Widows Club" which was started by Ata Candamos, the Dowager Duchess of Helston. Three of the members have found second husbands in the first three books. Now it Elizabeth Ashburton's turn. Her secret is that she is not really a widow at all, but is hiding from an old suitor. She falls in love with Rowland Manning, the bastard son of the former Earl of Wallace. Elizabeth's former flame is thought to be a hero in the war, but he is really "evil". His name is General Leland Pymm. Roland Manning, thought to have a "black" reputation, saves Elizabeth and they both find the happiness they deserve. All four books are wonderful, and I highly reccomend them all.
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