The Unexpected Bride

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  • Title: The Unexpected Bride
  • Author: Elizabeth Rolls
  • ISBN: 9780373293292
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
The Unexpected Bride

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About “Elizabeth Rolls

  • Elizabeth Rolls

    We live in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, in a beautiful lush valley full of apple, pear and cherry orchards We moved here a couple of years back, escaping from the city and it s just gorgeous The property is small, only five acres, but we have room for two small noisy boys, three dogs, two cats and several woolly things masquerading a environmentally friendly lawnmowers Before that we lived in Melbourne, which was fun, but we always wanted to live in the country and now we do.I ve been married to an ex nuclear physicist don t ask for the last 17 years and we have two rowdy little boys, commonly described as feral Most of our friends think we have far too many animals, and everyone knows we have far too many books.I grew up moving around a fair bit Dad was in the army and every few years we had to up sticks and move on I was born in England, expelled from kindergarten in Melbourne, started school in Papua New Guinea and finished school in Melbourne After taking a degree in Music Education I taught music for several years while my husband finished his Ph.D.How I started writingI had the writing bug from a very early age From the time I could read I loved writing stories Throughout my school days I was nearly always writing something very quietly, and there were several teachers who encouraged me One student teacher, whose name I have totally forgotten, when I was in sixth grade, as well as a couple of high school English teachers, Mrs Redman and Mrs Mackay I started writing my first book after I finished my Masters degree For one thing I really, really missed my thesis I d enjoyed researching it, and I loved writing it So it seems inevitable now that when I was looking for something to do in the evenings to unwind after work, I started writing again.I d been staying with an old school friend Meg is a fellow Georgette Heyer fan, and she had a very large collection of Regencies on her bookshelves Well, that was an eye opener I d had no idea anyone else apart from Heyer had actually written them By the time I went home I had an idea floating around in my brain and I sat down and roughed out some sort of chapter plan Then I started typing Six months later I had a story with a beginning a middle and an end which I sent to Meg After a great deal of talking, she persuaded me to send it off to Harlequin Mills Boon After doing the rounds of all three editorial offices and undergoing a major rewrite and extension while I was about seven months pregnant with the second small noisy boy, it was accepted for publication and published as The Unexpected Bride.Most of my writing friends have threatened to lynch me over that story at one time or another Personally I envy them for having learnt an enormous amount about writing and the industry before acquiring an editor who understandably expects you to know what you are doing.



113 thoughts on “The Unexpected Bride

  • Peter and Penelope Hmmmm This is a tough one to decide on The story seems to jump hurdles as it goes The first two chapters I hated it Peter and his mistress seemed to take over and I always hate having authors force me to see the H enjoying other women just ICK Really the first 25% sucked for the most part It s set up on a rather convoluted plot for what should be a simple story frame work Then the story is on of a roll, but still it was a back and forth for the H I m so hot for her I m so col [...]


  • I like this better than some people I agree with those who found it disconcerting that Peter kept calling Penelope little one He spoke affectionately but like she was a child not an adult It was weird having him refer to her that way and then make love to her Darling or sweetums would have been appropriate.What I really liked about this book was that even though there was a good deal of misunderstandings, Peter was honest with himself about his feelings and about his behavior He apologized when [...]


  • The Unexpected Bride is the first book I ve read by Ms Elizabeth Rolls Overall, it was enjoyable There was a bit of a which sister to the plot the heroine Penelope has a twin sister, Phoebe , with a bit of arranged marriage the Earl of Darleston, Peter, offers marriage in exchange for forgiving their brother s gambling debts , a few secrets which thankfully don t take over the plot, and a little bit of making an arranged marriage into a real one.There was a good deal of back and forth as Peter f [...]


  • I really enjoyed this book I liked the character, especially the sisters, the emotions, the situations and closeness of the friendships There were parts that made me lol and smile to myself for the mischief caused and mayhem I liked the characteristics of the female lead and the innate goodness and confusion of the male lead I would enjoy reading this book again, and if I owned it, it would stay on the shelf This would be good for a cuddle up relaxing read The last chapters were page turning, an [...]


  • EDITED Re Read August 2010 I still agree with the below review and rating, only this time I was really put off by the enormous amount of exclamation points lolWhat other secrets was his bride hiding Did family honor really dictate that he marry the first eligible girl who could make intelligent conversation The Earl of Darleston certainly hoped not, but there was no denying that he needed a bride And Miss Phoebe Ffolliot seemed the ideal candidate for a marriage in name only.Or so he thought Unt [...]


  • I loved the whole book, the plot and it s overall story, but I hated the ending Because the rest of the book was so good, I can t in my right mind give it a bad rating, but I hate how it fixed her blindness rather than just allowing her to conquer it Normal people, like me, don t just get hit on the side of the head, and Presto their fine Being disabled is about learning to deal with the problems caused by the disability, which she did, and overcoming it So, I think that the ending wasn t very r [...]


  • Just did not like this book The story was pretty good but other than that nothing really stood out I did not like the author s style writing It seemed like she would write out every little detail like she was happy then she smiled Really Usually, you know she is happy from a smile Maybe it was because it was written in third person I don t know just wont be reading by this author Which is a bummer because I did like the story.


  • I would have liked this book way if she hadn t used so many exclamation points I felt like they were all excited about every single thing they had to say, which made the book less exciting for me to read.



  • A Fun and Entertaining read, though with a few editing issues and one or two present day phrases that mangled the Timeline a bit but not a major flaw that would have created a Time Warp Still a Good read.


  • This is a very average Regency Romance That said, it was also pretty fun, being sweet and fluffy The heroine has an Irish wolfhound, which is so cool, because I have one too and I love her to pieces The heroine is blind, and her marriage to the hero is kind of a mess The whole thing is one big clich , but sometimes you just want to read something average and fluffy.Warning, there are some marginal love scenes which occur between the married protagonists.


  • An enjoyable read once you get to the actual wedding Unfortunately for the first while it s rather boring as everything is set up I think everything could ve been accomplished in less words, as it was heavy on description But, like I said it s enjoyable after the actual wedding Darlestion is a bit of jerk at first, but it s explainable and he does own up to it.My biggest complaint view spoiler is the end There s a big chase after Penelope is kidnapped and they all race off to save her on horses [...]


  • Elizabeth Rolls always puts down exactly what I want to read Penelope may be one of my favorite characters Slowed down by her loss of sight, she s as sharp as ever, facing all her issues head on So when her brother loses an enormous amount to the Earl of Darleson, she helps the family by marrying him She liked him enormously when she met him, but he isn t aware of her vision But when her heart opens to him and she shows him her strength, it wont be long before he s under her spell and so in love [...]


  • Several things annoyed me about this book One was the introduction of characters, which I thought were too many at once In the beginning of the book I could not keep the characters straight My second complaint is that I felt the author threw in big words, which I thought distracted from the story line Conversations seemed disjointed The last thing which I did not like was the fact the heroine just suddenly got her eyesight back at the end of the book That was unbelievable to me and didn t add an [...]


  • I liked the heroine The hero acted like such an idiot that I wanted to thump him over the head He was such a dog in the manger He didn t want the heroine to get close to him, but he didn t want her to be friendly to anyone else, either And then he blames her for his frustration It got so irritating that I finally quit reading.Also, he kept calling her a silly child as a term of endearment I found that a little creepy.


  • i am a devote fan of elizabeth rolls and this book didn t disappoint in fact i liked it a lot pheobe and penelope are twins and when the earl falls for one without knowing which one this is really confusing to explain but anyway the earl marries the the wrong twin who is really the right twin and the book is really good


  • I really enjoyed Elizabeth Rolls books She always manages to write an entertaining Regency Romance that has a little angst, a little humor and a good story This one wasn t as strong as the last two I ve read by her, but I enjoyed it nonetheless


  • I didn t care for the writing style I found this book to be frustrating and almost gave up a couple of times While the plot for the book was interesting, it quickly turned predictable and therefore a possibly entertaining story idea became lost.


  • The writing was a bit clunky and awkward but the premise of the story was nice and I found the romance between the two leads to be sweet and charming.



  • The twin section of this wasn t necessary to the story The ending was a little bit wishful fullfillment and would have been better had the heroine s problem not been fixed.



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