A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist

Title: A Bride Most Begrudging

Author: Deeanne Gist (http://www.iwantherbook.com/#deeanne-gist)

Series: The Trouble with Brides

Genre: Historical Christian Romance

Age-Range: upper teen/adult

Era: 1643

Setting: Virginia, USA

Publisher: Bethany House

Source: library

Rating: 2/5 stars

Content: 3/5, parental guidance suggested for most teenagers. Lots of desire/lust/attraction. Multiple mentions of the marriage bed, consummating marriages, etc. although no actual sex scenes were written. But we know when Drew and Connie’s marriage is consummated (which is much-anticipated, may I add). There were some detailed descriptions of kissing. Also, some violence and tragedy that may disturb younger readers.

A Bride Most Begrudging by Deeanne Gist


Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The “tobacco brides” would be on board–eligible women seeking a better life in America, bartered for with barrels of tobacco from the fields.

Drew O’Connor isn’t stirred by news of a ship full of brides. Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.

What he ends up with is a wife—a feisty redhead who claims she is Lady Constance Morrow, daughter of an Earl, brought to America against her will. And she wants to go straight back to England as soon as she can. She hasn’t the foggiest notion how to cook, dares to argue with her poor husband, and spends more time working on mathematical equations than housework. What kind of a wife is that? Drew’s Christian forbearance is in for some testing.

Headstrong and intelligent, deeply moral but incredibly enticing, Constance turns what was supposed to be a marriage of convenience into something most inconvenient, indeed.

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