The Brigadier's Runaway Bride by Erica Ridley

The Brigadier's Runaway Bride

byErica Ridley

Kobo ebook | September 1, 2015

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Enjoy another witty, emotional book in New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erica Ridley’s fan-favorite Dukes of War regency romance series!

Miss Sarah Fairfax is having a wretched year. Her intended perished at war. His child is in her belly. To secure her future, she resigns herself to a loveless marriage. Just as she’s about to say I do, her fiancé returns from the grave to crash the wedding... but he’s no longer the charming, carefree man she remembers.

After being left for dead on the battlefield, Brigadier Edmund Blackpool is scarred inside and out. He fights his way home only to discover his intended before the altar with his best friend. He'll be the one to marry her, no matter what she wants! But when his new bride disappears with his child, he must reopen his wounds to win the most important battle of his life.

Title:The Brigadier's Runaway BrideFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:Intrepid ReadsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939713374

ISBN - 13:9781939713377

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great addition to the series! Edmund and Sarah had everything to look forward to when he came home from war – if he came home from war. However, when they are finally face to face again neither is what the other one expected…not at all. Will their friendship, love and passion be able to withstand what lies ahead of them? Will they be able to trust one another, share their innermost thoughts and become the loving couple and parents they both wish to be? That is what this story is about. I like both Sarah and Edmund and think this book deals well with the issue of new parents and all they go through. I liked the depth of character development and also enjoyed seeing some of the characters from previous books in the series brought forth again. In one scene, where Edmund pushes Sarah to the ground and covers her thinking due to something that happens outside the window that thrusts him back to the battlefield, I can honestly say that very thing happened in my Beirut apartment decades ago when an ex-marine and his wife were visiting and shooting started nearby outside. Great story! Looking forward to reading more in this series soon!
Date published: 2015-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edmund's Story! Edmund was found severely injured at Waterloo. His body was healed but his mind and soul remained tortured. The only thought that brought him peace was of his Sarah. Sarah mourned the loss of her love, Edmund. She knew she had to think of the future, if only for the sake of their unborn child. Returning, after being assumed dead at Waterloo, Edmund takes everyone by surprise. When he storms in on the wedding between his friend, the Duke and Sarah, she and Edmund are shocked. Sarah because Edmund is alive and Edmund because Sarah is obviously pregnant! The story that follows is pure Erica Ridley, touching, romantic, frustratingly stubborn characters and total entertainment! Standalone page turner. Received book free for honest review.
Date published: 2015-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply excellent! THE BRIGADIER’S RUNAWAY BRIDE is a love story for the ages, and Erica Ridley shines brighter than ever! Brigadier Edmund Blackpool was presumed dead in the war against Napoleon, leaving poor Sarah Fairfax alone, unmarried, and unfortunately pregnant. Her childhood friend, the Duke of Ravenwood proposed marriage, and she accepted for the sake of her unborn child. But as they had gathered with a few friends to get married, Edmund bursts into Ravenwood’s estate where the wedding was under way… THE BRIGADIER’S RUNAWAY BRIDE is book 5 in the splendid Dukes of War series, I have loved every previous book, and this might be the best one so far! I had been waiting a long time for Sarah’s story and it exceeds my wildest expectations, although it did not turn out the way I expected. Ms. Ridley concocted a very ingenious plot with clever twists, all of them plausible. THE BRIGADIER’S RUNAWAY BRIDE relates the story of young newlyweds, a young family in the Regency era, and I don’t believe I’ve ever read anything like it before, because the Blackpools aren’t rich, far from it. It also deals with Edmund’s adaptation to civilian life after the dreadful experience of war. THE BRIGADIER’S RUNAWAY BRIDE is superbly written, the prose is flawless, and the dialogues sound very realistic. Readers who have not read the previous books should not worry, because the necessary background information is subtly woven in by the author. THE BRIGADIER’S RUNAWAY BRIDE is a very quick read; I read it in one sitting because I simply couldn’t stop. The story is riveting, the characters supremely engaging, and character development is stellar. Ms. Ridley conveys the Sarah and Edmund’s emotions so well, I had tears in my eyes several times. I also loved the details of everyday life, such as a carriage accident, and there is an absolutely sublime seduction scene. THE BRIGADIER’S RUNAWAY BRIDE is one of the best historical romances I have ever read because Edmund and Sarah’s love story feels so real. I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-09-01