Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Confessions of an Improper Bride

Confessions of an Improper Bride by Jennifer Haymore

Publisher: Grand Central

August 2011

ISBN: 978-0-446-57314-6

Pages: 384

London, England 1828

Serena Donovan made a mistake six years ago that ruined her reputation and left her heartbroken. She gave her heart to Jonathan Dane and paid a very steep price. Now because of that mistake she has had to take on the identity of her dead twin sister. This is the only way she will be able to return to London and save her family from the peril they are facing. But to do what she needs to do she will have to marry a man she doesn’t love. And the rest of her life is going to be one continual lie. Serena is going to have to find a way to live with that lie because if she doesn’t her family will pay the price.

Jonathan Dane, Earl of Stratford made the biggest mistake of his life six years ago and turned to drinking, gambling and becoming an incorrigible rake all in the aim of forgetting Serena Donovan. Now he meets Meg the very prim and proper sister of his beloved Serena only to see that Meg is the one woman he has never forgotten, Serena. Now he has the chance to win Serena again and this time he has no intention of losing her. But for him to claim Serena he will have to destroy the lies Serena has so carefully built and all the sacrifices she has made. The first thing Jonathan will have to do though is convince Serena that she can trust him this time around that he will never let her down again. That isn’t going to be as easy as he would like but he knows that the only way either of them will have a chance at happiness is for him to prove himself to Serena.

This story is one that will pull on the reader’s heartstrings and have them turning the pages just to see if Serena and Jonathan are going to have their happy ending. This one has some very strong secondary characters that really help move the story along and draws the reader into the story and won’t let go until the very last page. It also shows the power of love and how sometimes it helps to overcome the things that have gone wrong and even when you think there is no way for things to work out that with a little luck and love things do work out in the end. This is the start of a series that will have the reader eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. This one is worth picking up and reading.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

No comments: