- Mass Market Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Presents; Original edition (Nov. 14 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373125879
- ISBN-13: 978-0373125876
- Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 1.3 x 16.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 90.7 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,603,501 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Christmas Bride Mass Market Paperback – Nov 14 2006
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About the Author
After reading a serialized Mills & Boon book in a magazine, Penny Jordan quickly became an avid fan! Her goal, when writing romance fiction, is to provide readers with an enjoyment and involvement similar to that she experienced from her early reading – Penny believes in the importance of love, including the benefits and happiness it brings. She works from home, in her kitchen, surrounded by four dogs and two cats, and welcomes interruptions from her friends and family.
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The alpha-male character was well developed. Silas was a force to be reckoned with - self-assured, take-charge; possessive, protective, dominating; but not over-bearing, selfish, or cruel. Few authors give that type of depth to the supporting male character. I loved the story; however, I wanted Tilly to realize she judged Silas harshly and groundlessly, especially when one considers that she did the same thing. Silas' actions were basically intended to protect others (his brother, her and her mother included) though he did struggle with disclosure. Tilly had no such struggles offering her own omissions and half-truths, gave them little or no thought, and held Silas to a higher level of accountability. For a woman able handle herself in a male-dominated workplace, I found her allowing "the shrew" to "check her" then "checkmate her" somewhat frustrating. Whatever happened to "never let them see you sweat" - "fake it till you make it" - etc. I would have liked to see her play it off, think quickly, get back on her feet, one-up "Evilena"; and she & Silas handle their affairs in private. For me, unfortunately, Tilly at times appeared somewhat self-involved, judgmental, and unreasonable; and was NOT the strong woman she should have been when needed most. I would like to have seen certain things happen in the end. That said, this book should not be missed, Silas is ... particularly interesting!
It's a light read which is expected from a Harlequin book but I always enjoy the author, Penny Jordan and I think this one held up to her others of this style.
The only real critique I have with the book is the how weak some of the secondary characters are. I get that they are suppose to be shallow people but I felt that Ms. Jordan could have written them with more depth. Also the soon-to-be sisters-in-law are written as very stereotypical southern Americans.
But overall I enjoyed the Christmas romance.