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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: Foolish Bride (Forever Brides #2) by A.S. Fenichel


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Publisher: Lyrical Press (March 28, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Sadly ever after . . . unless some dreams really do come true?

Elinor Burkenstock never believed in fairy tales. Sure, she’s always been a fool for love—what woman isn’t? But Elinor knows the difference between fiction and truth. Daydreams and reality. True love and false promises. . . . Until the unthinkable happens, and Elinor’s engagement is suddenly terminated and no one, least of all her fiancé, will tell her why.

Sir Michael Rollins’s war-hero days seem far behind him when, after one last hurrah before his wedding, he gets shot and his injuries leave him in dire shape. He wants nothing more than to marry Elinor, the woman of his wildest dreams. But Elinor’s father forbids it . . . and soon Michael is faced with a desperate choice: Spare Elinor a life with a broken man or risk everything to win her heart—until death do they part?


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Although this is part two in a series, you do not need to have read the first in order for this story to make sense. You will not feel as though you are missing anything by not reading it, and if you have read the first, you will be happy to see Daniel and Sophia make an appearance in this story. 

I really enjoyed Michael and Elinor's story. It is rare to have a love story that is not only a love match, but where the couple manages to find their way back to each other despite some pretty big obstacles. I felt the author approached this story in a very realistic way as well, as much as Elinor loves Michael, she holds him at arm's length, making him prove to her that his intentions are honorable and she makes him earn her trust back instead of rushing headlong back into his arms. 

The added aspect of the "masquerading Duke" as I have dubbed him, added another layer to this story that I had not expected. Like Michael, when the character was originally introduced and his claims made, I never thought he would stoop to the levels that he did, much less that the overall story would take the twists and turns that it did. 

Overall, I am sure this story will still appeal to those who enjoy a well written historical romance. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                               Foolish Bride 
is available from Amazon.com

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