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Read eBook ↠ The Autumn Bride â Mass Market Paperback È Anne Gracie is “always terrific” and now the award winning author delivers a brand new series about four young women on the verge of destitution—until a daring act changes their fortune and transforms each of them into a glowing bride Governess Abigail 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 a Fabulously written sweet and funny this book has become one of my favorites as has the series An unusual set of heroines in dire circumstances find a benefactor when they rescue her from being a prisoner in her own household How the heroine discovers her is also most unusual The four heroines come together as sisters for their own survival and form bonds of friendship and caring that is heartwarming The hero has no chance If you're a fan of old fashioned well written sweet Regencies and even if you're not this book and series will come as a breath of fresh air I look forward to reading about the muffins

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Anne Gracie is “always terrific” and now the award winning author delivers a brand new series about four young women on the verge of destitution until a daring act changes their fortune and transforms each of them into a glowing bride Governess Abigail Chantry will do anything to save her sister and two dearest friends from destitution even if it means Now published on Buried Under Romance I'm a big fan of Cinderella type stories where the impoverished heroine ends up with a handsome dashing lord This one is original and highly interesting setting up the uartet of the Chance sistersAbigail Chantry is related to two esteemed families but is sadly not acknowledge by either due to her parents having eloped Ever since her parents' early deaths Abby had grown up taking care of her sister Jane working as a governess to support Jane's schooling Just as Jane should be on the way work in a respectable household Abby gets notified by Daisy a brothel servant that Jane had been abducted and about to be sold Her job aside Abby with Daisy's help managed to save her sister along with Damaris someone who helped to prevent Jane from getting raped while at the brothel Together these four become the Chance sisters people met by chance but held together by a sisterly bond Their adventure continues as Abby in an attempt to obtain money for them tried to rob the house of Lady Beatrice DavenhamAs this book is the first in a series uite a bit of it has been devoted to explaining the background of the Chance Sisters However Anne Gracie's moving prose and characterization establishes a good pacing leaving space for both plot twists and relationship developments The Autumn Bride is undoubtedly focused on its lead characters Max Lord Davenham and Abby Max inherited the earldom from his uncle right out of university and was shocked the settling of his uncle's heavy debts on his He was told that he must sell everything in order to pay the debts but he refused to sell his aunt's residence and the family seat Already his character is established as highly honorable and caring of his relatives as well as perseverance as he spent the following 9 years in trade to repay all the debts In this he is a perfect match for Abby who takes the role of the eldest and sacrifices her own comforts to care for her new sisters She is not idealistic nor a fool knowing that she must sacrifice some morality for livelihood for the sake of survival I absolutely loved the conflicting struggles between honor and necessity in Max and Abby showing their complexity and true strengthThe romance side of this novel is nicely done as well and I would very highly recommend any romance reader to pick this up It is simultaneously moving beautiful sweet and passionate and an absolute delight to read I can't wait for the other Chance sisters' stories as well as of Max's partners in tradeAs a side note muffins are an inside joke in the story and one you will definitely want to find out about

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The Autumn BrideLl 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     Mary Jo Putney Having only recently completed Anne Gracie's The Perfect Rake the first in The Merridew Sisters series I am a tad disappointed that The Autumn Bride didn't uite come up to the same standard Notwithstanding this this series is still looking to be a good solid series With Aunt Bea and Freddy Monkton Coombes looking to be excellent secondary charactersAbigail Chantry and her sister Jane were orphaned at an early age and Abi has assumed the caring role for her sister 6 years her junior Abi is forced to take employment as a Governess leaving her little sister in the home for distressed gentlewomen which they had both been sent to on the death of their parents All has gone along reasonably uietly until Jane is of an age to also take up employment en route to her post as a companion Jane is kidnapped and taken to a brothel This sets in motion a chain reaction that leaves Abigail caring for not only her little sister but two friends who help her to escape at great risk to their own safety and luckily before her innocence is compromised Abigail's employers cast her out and so with the little money she has saved she finds the three girls and herself meagre lodgings Money is running out Jane has taken a fever and Abi is desperate She spots a manor house close to her lodgings which appears to be occupied by only a skeleton staff there is a window open on the second floor it remains exactly the same for days Desperate times mean desperate measures and Abi must buy medicine for Jane somehow She decides to scale the drainpipe climb in through the window and see if there is anything of value After succeeding in her endeavour she is shocked to be confronted by a voice in the darkness of the room asking her if she has come to kill her Abby is appalled by the condition of the elderly lady apparently abandoned to die in disgustingly filthy conditionsThe story continues with the intrepid Abby ascertaining that Lady Beatrice Davenham the occupant of the filthy room is being neglected and fleeced by her own servants her friends have long since stopped calling being informed by the butler that she is away from home and her nephew Max Lord Davenham has lived abroad for eight or years and is unaware of her predicament The elderly lady is feisty and brave but very weak she is lying in her own filth just waiting to die The kind hearted Abby finds a way to get past the servants and the two hatch a plot Abby and her 'sisters' will move in and care for Lady Bea as her nieces The servants are sacked and Abby brings in two male friends from her lodgings as butler and footman Lady Bea is pleased with the arrangement and begins to thrive with the love and care being lavished on her by the four girls who are only too glad to have a roof over their headsMax hotfoots it home when he receives a letter informing him that the writer is concerned regarding his Aunts welfare He is appalled by his Aunts condition on his return although by this time she is beginning to regain her health he wrongly assumes that the four girls are taking advantage and knows for a fact that his Aunt does not have any living relatives other than himself Eventually Max learns the truth regarding his Aunts condition and finally believes that the girls have his Aunts best interests at heart he cannot however persuade his Aunt to refer to the girls as anything other than her nieces and this is where Anne Gracie's talent for comic dialogue comes into play There is an uproariously funny scene where she blatantly lies to her friend regarding the appearance of her 'nieces' on the scene nothing Max says even outright denial can stop the outrageous elderly lady from claiming her half sister Griselda's girls' as her nieces even though no such sister ever existed The Max protests the the ton will accept the lie believing it to be a scandal he is trying to concealAnother extremely funny character whom I loved from the beginning is Max's silent partner and friend Freddy Monkton Coombes Freddy believes all girls are out to trap him into marriage and he is determined to avoid this fate at all costs Not having seen Max's house guests he believes them all to be muffins rather plain girls probably bookish and intent on trapping any unsuspecting man in any way she can or in Freddy's words 'eligible girls bent on wedlock' He is eventually introduced to them all and is pleasantly surprised I'm looking forward to his re appearance Freddie and Aunt Bea are definitely the outstanding characters in this gentle and charming tale The attraction between Max and Abby is tangible but Max has other issues in his life which need to be dealt with and he is an honourable man although he does not strike a cord as a wow hero such as Gideon Still this is a sweetly written occasionally very funny story It has a fairly weak plot but Anne Gracie's writing is sound and I can't say I didn't enjoy it It just doesn't come up to Gideon's and Pru's standard 35 stars rounded up to 4 rather than down to 3