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The Bride Sale 4 STARS Shocked to discover a bride sale taking place in his small English village, Lord James Harkness, a gentleman with a dangerous reputation, purchases Verity Osborne, the beautiful gentlewoman being auctioned off by her disreputable husband FromA bit of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast James is called Lord Heartless by the the townspeople and think he had something to do with the death of his wife and child Feeding on his own guilt and being haunted from the war James 4 STARS Shocked to discover a bride sale taking place in his small English village, Lord James Harkness, a gentleman with a dangerous reputation, purchases Verity Osborne, the beautiful gentlewoman being auctioned off by her disreputable husband FromA bit of a retelling of Beauty and the Beast James is called Lord Heartless by the the townspeople and think he had something to do with the death of his wife and child Feeding on his own guilt and being haunted from the war James has isolated himself to his castle and whims of his mother in law Verity whose marriage was arranged by her father just before his death has been passed on again to another man who may be dangerous Yet, he is gentle with her and lets her go about her way When Verity treats a young boy with her knowledge of herbs the townspeople start to trust and like her Verity in turn wants them to see the good in James she sees.I was not sure how I would like this novel but I could not stop reading I was just swooped in the plot and characters If you like strong heroines and tortured heroes and a good villain READ THIS 4.5 stars I loved the book,the writing, the characters EVERYTHING And the greedy girl I am, I wanted a littleof epilogue DOverall my reaction for the book 4.5 stars I loved the book,the writing, the characters EVERYTHING And the greedy girl I am, I wanted a littleof epilogue DOverall my reaction for the book A Bartered Lady Lord James Harkness is shocked to discover a bride sale taking place in his small English village and surprised by the depth of his feelings for the unfortunate gentlewoman being auctioned off by a disreputable husband But is it honor and nobility that compel James to outbid the townfolk for the proud, beautiful lady or is it something akin todesire A Mysterious Lord Verity Osborne is not sure whether good fortune or ill brought her to this dark, brooding man and his lonely manor house on the moors Local talk brands James Harkness as evil but Verity senses a gentleness underneath She dearly longs for her liberty, but his sensuous touch causes her to stay However, James must first trust Verity with his secrets if they are ever to share love s rapturous freedom And will the promised passion she sees flaming in his eyes warm Verity s heartor burn her This book, which held such promise in the beginning, became such a chore to read that I actually considered literally throwing it against the wall Both the hero and heroine were whiny and had a constant oh poor me mentality I d rather clean toilets than attempt to read this again. I reached far back in my stash and found this book by Candice Hern I hadn t read any of her books in a while The title intrigued me Boy, was I surprised I have read a lot of Regency Romance novels and have not come across such a thing as a bride sale This is not a spoiler because the book begins with the saleand I mean a man really selling his wife Of course, I am assuming that Ms Hern did her research and there is truth in the story I liked exploring Cornwall Aside The scenery and I reached far back in my stash and found this book by Candice Hern I hadn t read any of her books in a while The title intrigued me Boy, was I surprised I have read a lot of Regency Romance novels and have not come across such a thing as a bride sale This is not a spoiler because the book begins with the saleand I mean a man really selling his wife Of course, I am assuming that Ms Hern did her research and there is truth in the story I liked exploring Cornwall Aside The scenery and characters reminded me of Barbara Taylor Bradford s, Woman of Substance love that book This book is a Stand Alone so you won t need to wait for the next one to see how all the characters fair All issues are settled by the end of the book Hope you enjoy it TheI read, thethat the H and h behaved as if in a bad soap opera Their dialogue in the first half was so over dramatic I did give up half way thru and skim forward to see what basically happens but I thought Verity was a shrew to James in the beginning, he DID save her from being married off to the nasty blacksmith guy Then James was so hot cold during conversations So it wasn t horrible, but it didn t hold my attention well enough. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The story starts with a bride sale, at which Verity Osborne is being sold by her husband to any buyer who can pay Along comes Lord Harkness, or Lord Heartless as many call him, as he is suspected of killing his wife and son He buys her and although he s tempted by her, as no intention of acting on it he rescues her, but refuses to take any credit, believing himself to be a monster and dishonorable Verity isn t trusting at first, but soon realizes he s just a tortured soul and sets out to he The story starts with a bride sale, at which Verity Osborne is being sold by her husband to any buyer who can pay Along comes Lord Harkness, or Lord Heartless as many call him, as he is suspected of killing his wife and son He buys her and although he s tempted by her, as no intention of acting on it he rescues her, but refuses to take any credit, believing himself to be a monster and dishonorable Verity isn t trusting at first, but soon realizes he s just a tortured soul and sets out to heal him and become his friend.I did like the characters quite a bit Verity, is kind of a self proclaimed doormat and for that I forgive her, at least she knows it and is working on building her courage and strengthening her backbone Her greatest virtue is that she is overly outgoing and quick to make friends Her greatest flaw is her insecurity and constant belief that she is defective because no man wants her view spoiler And how quick she is to discount all evidence to the contrary hide spoiler James Harkness is the classic tortured soul with PTSD, guilty, morose, grumpy and all that nonsense He s not a bad hero I especially liked reading about how he came to value Verity not love, lust or need, but value as in friendship In many ways, the friendship which they later realized had become love was the best part of the book I think I love that there was only one moment when James began to doubt Verity and not trust her, but it lasted a minute and he never doubted her again A romance novel in which the hero trusts the heroine and doesn t think she s a lying jezebel is always a refreshing change of pace And yet, there were quite a few slow parts It felt like the book lagged at points where Verity is wandering around town, planning parties, clearing James s nameNot so much action by this point, but daily routine It s not boring detail after boring detail, but we do get an idea of things that happen over an 8 month period So, I could have used a bitexcitement Also, the bit about the annulment was just a bit too deus ex machina I mean view spoiler they re sitting around trying to figure out how to end the marriage and Gilbert is refusing divorce out right and then annulment is brought up, but there s no cause for it And on a side note, I found that surprising But then, James says how this one law says that this loophole exists, so let s see the marriage license to see if it applies Sure enough it does and the annulment is possible It felt too contrived I think I would have preferred to see Gilbert just give in to the divorce or something hide spoiler If you are a fan of Regency Romance novels and want to be captivated by one then I highly recommend Candice Hern s book, Bride Sale From the onset, the opening scene, Ms Hern grabs the reader s attention We witness a snapshot of life in a small English village in Cornwall In the middle of a raised platform stands a young woman, Verity Osborne Russell, in a leather harness Her husband, Gilbert Russell, stands off toward one side as Verity is auctioned off in a wife sale Stunned and humilia If you are a fan of Regency Romance novels and want to be captivated by one then I highly recommend Candice Hern s book, Bride Sale From the onset, the opening scene, Ms Hern grabs the reader s attention We witness a snapshot of life in a small English village in Cornwall In the middle of a raised platform stands a young woman, Verity Osborne Russell, in a leather harness Her husband, Gilbert Russell, stands off toward one side as Verity is auctioned off in a wife sale Stunned and humiliated, Verity s future looks dismal until a local Baron, James Hargreaves, stumbles onto this atrocity He is inextricably drawn to intervene and put an end to this young woman s pain and plight Without contemplating the consequences of his actions, he offers a bid no one can match Now, faced with the responsibility of this woman, reality hits sets in What is to come How will they proceed What will become of their lives Ms Hern masterfully unfolds their journey through her well sculpted plotline and her multi dimensional characters Her protagonists, Verity and James, are complex and flawed personalities Each one knows various degrees of pain and disappointment They experience a gamut of emotions, such as fear, sadness, and feelings of inadequacies and snippets of happiness They both share a common personality trait perseverance It is this trait that carries them through the ebb and flow of their struggles Through the use of descriptive language and dialog the reader develops empathy for these two I particularly enjoyed the way Ms Hern uses actual facts like the Bride Sale to add authenticity to her story The same applies to the details of Verity s knowledge of herbal medicine to assist villagers with health issues The plot line is a credible one The protagonists quest lies in their journey toward healing To build interest there are several twists and turns which contribute to the rising action of the plot Likewise the interplay of the secondary characters with the protagonists helps to build intrigue I found it fascinating how Ms Hern used several characters as antagonists This strategy adds to the intrigue and keeps the reader s interest and perplexes them as to who the real villain is I also enjoyed the interaction of the primary and secondary characters which helped to build tension This was definitely a good read I ll do my best to steer clear of spoiler territory, here, but I don t think the mystery relating to the heroine is at all important to the overall story line So here s the deal The heroine was married by an arranged marriage to a gay man not that anyone besides the gay man and his partner knew about that , and he, on their wedding night, was so grossed out by the heroine s girl parts that he couldn t do the deed and actually vomited next to the bed Isn t that nice The heroine, who remained I ll do my best to steer clear of spoiler territory, here, but I don t think the mystery relating to the heroine is at all important to the overall story line So here s the deal The heroine was married by an arranged marriage to a gay man not that anyone besides the gay man and his partner knew about that , and he, on their wedding night, was so grossed out by the heroine s girl parts that he couldn t do the deed and actually vomited next to the bed Isn t that nice The heroine, who remained a virgin after all of this, didn t know her husband was gay, didn t know anything about sex, really, and was convinced that she just had some seriously nasty girl parts that would drive any man to cast up his accounts and then leave her alone in a moldering house for two years Totally reasonable, right Anyway, at some point her lame ass husband realizes that he can make some money off of her, so he takes her to the wilds of Cornwall and sells her that s the Bride Sale in an open auction where she is bought by the seriously messed up hero The heroine assumes that she will be installed as his mistress because what other value is there in a woman , but he s an honorable man, serious issues notwithstanding, and he does his best to treat her with the respect he feels she deserves Ordinarily, that would be wonderful, but his apparent lack of interest is enough to convince the heroine that she really is a worthless human being, even though she has skills as a healer, saves the life of a young boy, and eases all the medical complaints of an entire village Blah blah blah, and we get to the part that pissed me off, when it is revealed that, in fact, the hero does find the heroine very attractive All of a sudden, the heroine finds her identity and raison d tre, both originating in her value as an attractive female that the hero wants to nail Awesome.And, I m not kidding, the book devotes a lot of time to explaining the heroine s happiness at being found attractive Considering that she s just been kidnapped by her husband, has stood up for herself for the first time in, like, ever, then was rescued by the hero, and then discovered that her husband is gay and that there s a chance she could get the marriage annulled, you d think she d have all sorts of interesting things to dwell on in her mind, but no The only thing she can think about is her relief to discover that her girl parts aren t nasty Thank God Men want to have sex with me That means I do have a purpose in this world UGH That one page of the book made me hopping up and down Yosemite Sam angry If I d been reading a paper copy of the book, I would have thrown it against the wall and then jumped up and down on top of it.To be fair, the rest of the book is actually quite good I loved the hero James and all the technical elements of the book were well executed It s well paced, has interesting secondary characters, and a well written mystery element But all of that enjoyment was completely destroyed by the importance that the author through Verity placed on sex being a woman s true vocation Maybe it s historically accurate, maybe it s what reality is like anyway, but we don t really read romance novels for their historical accuracy or their connection to reality We read them to escape, and why in the hell would anyone want to escape to a world where women are worth nothing beyond their desirability to men 3.5 stars Not bad A lot of brooding, Mary Sue, slow burn and evil backstabbers galore There was also a healthy and modern view of PTSD, women s rights, and sexual orientation from the hero, not society Gotta love his forward thinking, eh Not a single hard limit to be found Enjoy


About the Author: Candice Hern

Candice Hern is the award winning, bestselling author of historical romance novels set during the English Regency period Her books have won praise for the intelligence and elegant romantic sensibilityRomantic Timesas well as delicious wit and luscious sensualityBooklistCandice s award winning website www.candicehern.com is often cited for its Regency World pages, where readers interested in the era will find an illustrated glossary, a detailed timeline, illustrated digests of Regency people and places, articles on Regency fashion, research links, and muchIt is the only author website listed among the online resources for the Jane Austen Centre in England.


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