Frederica Burghley wants to be married by Yuletide. Or else her father will set her up with one of his friends. The bonbon-loving illegitimate daughter of the duke wants to choose her own husband. Advertising in the newspaper seems like the way to go. But a sinister response, with threats against her life, leads her to enlist the help of her very handsome, dear friend Jasper Fitzwilliam, Lord Hartwell.
A father and widower, Jasper is not only tasked with keeping Frederica safe but also with helping his vibrant friend choose a suitable husband. The more he tries to keep the ever-surprising woman alive and find her a good match, the more Jasper realizes he cares for her. The two friends risk their lives for each other, so they should be able to risk their feelings for a chance at a deep and true love together. But he's not looking for marriage and she's not looking for convenience.
Each book in the Advertisements for Love series is STANDALONE:
* The Bittersweet Bride
* The Bashful Bride
* The Butterfly Bride
* The Bewildered Bride
1/2 the book
This was an interesting read. There is a lot of evidence that Africans were brought over to Europe and yet not a lot of information about how they fared in the social world. This book was a good introduction to how people of color were regarded during the 17th and 18th century in Europe.
However the book was very wordy a lot of time spent on scenes that could’ve been cut in half. I would read the other two books though.
The butterfly bride
I totally hate I bought all 5 of her books. The 1st one bittersweet moments was great it made me want to read more. I had to force my way through the next 2 but this one, lawd I read a line and put it down. I tried it’s just horrible