The Bridegroom Mass Market Paperback – Jul 28 2009
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"Linda Lael Miller creates vibrant characters and stories I defy you to forget."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber
"Miller has created unforgettable characters and woven a many-faceted yet coherent and lovingly told tale." –Booklist on McKettrick's Choice
"Miller's name is synonymous with the finest in western romance."
-RT Book Reviews
"Full of equal parts heart and heartache, Miller's newest western is sure to tug at the heartstrings from the first charming scene to the last."
-RT Book Reviews on Big Sky Summer
"Miller's down-home, easy-to-read style keeps the plot moving, and she includes...likable characters, picturesque descriptions and some very sweet pets."
-Publishers Weekly on Big Sky Country
"A delightful addition to Miller's Big Sky series. This author has a way with a phrase that is nigh-on poetic...this story [is] especially entertaining."
-RT Book Reviews on Big Sky Mountain
"A passionate love too long denied drives the action in this multifaceted, emotionally rich reunion story that overflows with breathtaking sexual chemistry."
-Library Journal on McKettricks of Texas: Tate
"Miller's prose is smart, and her tough Eastwoodian cowboy cuts a sharp, unexpectedly funny figure in a classroom full of rambunctious frontier kids."
-Publishers Weekly on The Man from Stone Creek
"Miller's return to Parable is a charming story of love in its many forms. The hero's struggles are handled in an informed and heartwarming way, and it's easy to empathize with the heroine's desire to start an independent, new life in this sweetly entertaining and alluring tale."
-RT Book Reviews on Big Sky River
"Miller's third Stone Creek novel gets as hot as the noontime desert. Miller's portrayal of Sarah as a strong, independent woman sets this novel apart from customary tales of the damsel in distress and the rescuing hero...Well-developed, personable characters and a handful of loose ends will leave readers anticipating future installments." --Publishers Weekly on The Rustler --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
About the Author
Linda Lael Miller is the author of seventy historical and contemporary romance novels, many of which are set in the American West. She was awarded the Romance Writers of America's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.See all Product Description
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I liked the premise of Gideon rescuing Lydia from a horrible fiancee and bringing her (and her elderly aunts and housekeeper) to Stone Creek where he is to start an undercover job at the mine. Mining is a dangerous job, but Lydia never questions his safety or why such an educated man takes a job such as that. The lack of communication between Gideon and Lydia was depressing and made it hard to believe they fell in love throughout the course of the story. They were so lively as children that it was hard to believe the lackluster adults they had become.
It was nice to see many characters from earlier books but it almost seemed they appeared to fill a quota of book length, because several of them seemed to have no purpose. Actually, much of the book seemed to have no purpose. The plot promises suspense which never quite happens and several scenes in the book greatly resemble Ms. Miller's earlier stories. I had to force myself to finish reading the book, so this will be the last LLM purchase for me. Thanks for the good stories over the years, but I think it's time for me to move on.
The book was too short. I did enjoy the talk about the missing twin brothers and hope and expect a new Stone Creek novel about them. I hope it is much longer and that the plot and characters are developed with more care. Linda is writing too many books too fast and her books are suffering. What could have been a 5 will get only 3 or 4.
I would still recommend this book because it continues the story of Rowdy and Wyatt. Sam O'Ballivan is also in the book, but doesn't say much. I liked the relationship between Lydia, Lark, and Sarah. I already wanted Gideon and Lydia to have a HEA after reading "A Wanted Man". I believe to really enjoy this book you would have to have read all of the Stone Creek series. It really doesn't stand alone.
The Bridegroom's rich sensuality and authentic Old West storyline is classic Linda Lael Miller. While Gideon struggles with his decisions, his brothers Rowdy and Wyatt try to steer him in the right direction, reminding him that the love of a good woman is worth fighting for. Lydia is full of sweet fire and Gideon's sexy grin could melt any woman's heart. The Bridegroom is page after page of angst, excitement, and sizzling passion.
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This book is Gideon's story, younger brother to Wyatt in The Rustler. In this story, Lydia Fairmont, a childhood friend of Gideon's, must marry a despicable banker if she wants to keep her family home. Seeing as her two widowed aunts live with her, she knows that she must go through with the marriage for their sake. But she is secretly hoping that Gideon will come rescue her before the marriage. Gideon made her promise to mail him a letter asking for help if she ever needed him for anything. So she does mail the letter, but it is down to the wire. The day before her wedding, Gideon shows up.
Lydia feels like it is too late though so Gideon has to kidnap her and take her to Stone Creek where his brothers live. He has just taken a job as a miner in Stone Creek, but is really doing some undercover work for the owners of the mine. But when they get to Stone Creek, his brother convinces him to marry Lydia for her sake and reputation, and so has to prevent him from going to jail for kidnapping Lydia. What starts out as a marriage of convenience for both of them, soon turns into a love match. Gideon can't stop thinking about his virgin bride, especially with both of them sharing a bed at night. But Gideon knows that once is job is complete, he will be leaving town. Or maybe he won't if Lydia can make him fall in love with her. I really enjoyed this story! 5 stars!