[[ Reading ]] ➶ The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1) Author Anne Gracie – Sigilo.us

[[ Reading ]] ➶ The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1)  Author Anne Gracie – Sigilo.us
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 310 pages
  • The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1)
  • Anne Gracie
  • English
  • 13 November 2019
  • 0425259250

The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1) Anne Gracie Is Always Terrific, And Now The Award Winning Author Delivers A Brand New Series About Four Young Women On The Verge Of Destitution Until A Daring Act Changes Their Fortune And Transforms Each Of Them Into A Glowing BrideGoverness Abigail Chantry Will Do Anything To Save Her Sister And Two Dearest Friends From Destitution, Even If It Means Breaking Into An Empty Mansion In The Hope Of Finding Something To Sell Instead Of Treasures, Though, She Finds The Owner, Lady Beatrice Davenham, Bedridden And Neglected Appalled, Abby Rousts Lady Beatrice S Predatory Servants And With Lady Beatrice S Eager Cooperation The Four Young Ladies Become Her Nieces, Neatly Eliminating The Threat Of Disaster For All Concerned It S The Perfect Situation, Until Lady Beatrice S Dashing And Arrogant Nephew, Max, Lord Davenham, Returns From The Orient And Discovers An Impostor Running His Household A Romantic Entanglement Was Never The Plan For These Stubborn, Passionate Opponents But Falling In Love May Be As Inevitable As The Falling Of Autumn LeavesMary Jo Putney

I ve always loved stories Family legend has it that I used to spend hours playing in the sand pit, with a dog on either side of me and Rocka the horse leaning over me, his head just touching my shoulder, while I told them stories I have to say, dogs and horses are great audiences, apart from their tendency to drool occasionally But people are even nicer.In case you imagine we were a filthy rich I ve always loved stories Family legend has it that I used to spend hours playing in the sand pit, with a dog on either side of me and Rocka the horse leaning over me, his head just touching my shoulder, while I told them stories I have to say, dogs and horses are great audiences, apart from their tendency to drool occasionally But people are even nicer.In case you imagine we were a filthy rich horse owning family, let me assure you we weren t The horse period was a time when my parents entered a let s be self sufficient phase, so we had a horse, but no electricity and all our water came from the rain tank.As well as the horse and dogs, we had 2 cows Buttercup and Daisy and one of them always had a calf , a sheep Woolly, goats Billy and Nanny dozens of ducks, chooks, and a couple of geese, a pet bluetongue lizard and a huge vegie patch I don t know how my mother managed, really, because both she and Dad taught full time, but she came home and cooked on a wood stove and did all the laundry by hand, boiling the clothes and sheets in a big copper kettle Somehow, we were always warm, clean, well fed and happy She s pretty amazing, my mum.Once I learned to read, I spent my days outside playing with the animals I include my brother and 2 sisters here and when inside I read For most of my childhood we didn t have TV, so books have always been a big part of my life Luckily our house was always full of them Travel was also a big part of my childhood My parents had itchy feet We spent a lot of time driving from one part of Australia to another, visiting relatives or friends or simply to see what was there I ve lived in Scotland, Malaysia and Greece We travelled through Europe in a caravan and I d swum most of the famous rivers in Europe by the time I was eight This is me and my classmates in Scotland I am in the second front row, in the middle, to the right of the girl in the dark tunic Sounds like I was raised by gypsies, doesn t it I was even almost born in a tent Mum, Dad and 3 children were camping and one day mum left the tent and went to hospital to have me But in fact we are a family of chalkies Australian slang for teachers and Dad was a school principal during most of my life And I am an expert in being the new girl having been to 6 different schools in 12 years.The last 4 years, however, were in the same high school and I still have my 2 best friends from that time No matter where I lived, I read I devoured whatever I could get my hands on old Enid Blyton and Mary Grant Bruce books, old schoolboys annuals I learned history by reading Rosemary Sutcliffe, Henry Treece and Georgette Heyer I loved animal books Elyne Mitchell s Silver Brumby books and Mary Patchett and Finn the Wolf Hound And then I read Jane Austen and Dickens and Mary Stewart and Richard Llewellyn and Virginia Woolf and EF Benson and Dick Francis and David Malouf and Patrick White and Doris Lessing and PD James andthe list is never ending.This is me posing shamelessly on a glacier in New Zealand This is me in Greece with my good friend Fay in our village outfits The film went a funny colour, but you get the idea I m the one in the pink apron I escaped from my parents, settled down and went to university.To my amazement I became a chalkie myself and found a lot of pleasure in working with teenagers and later, adults I taught English and worked as a counsellor and helped put on plays and concerts and supervised camps and encouraged other people to write but never did much myself It took a year of backpacking around the world to find that my early desire to write hadn t left me, it had just got buried under a busy and demanding job I wrote my first novel on notebooks bought in Quebec, Spain, Greece and Indonesia That story never made it out of the notebooks, but I d been bitten by the writing bug My friends and I formed a band called Platform Souls a

10 thoughts on “The Autumn Bride (Chance Sisters, #1)

  1. says:

    The parents of the children in her care were mean spirited and strict toward their governess, Abigail Chantry, so when she learned of her sister Jane along with two friends, Daisy and Damaris, being in dire straits and needing safety, their refusal to allow the girls under their roof didn t surprise Abby The four girls swore to stay together forever sisters in all but blood though of course Jane was Abby s sister their struggles to survive sent them in a direction they would never have dre The parents of the children in her care were mean spirited and strict toward their governess, Abigail Chantry, so when she learned of her sister Jane along with two friends, Daisy and Damaris, being in dire straits and needing safety, their refusal to allow the girls under their roof didn t surprise Abby The four girls swore to stay together forever sisters in all but blood though of course Jane was Abby s sister their struggles to survive sent them in a direction they would never have dreamed they d head.Lord Max Davenham had been away from England for nine long years he had left his elderly Aunt Beatrice to be care...

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    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I loved the story in this first book in the start of a new historical romance series My lower rating stems from the fact that the actual romance between the main characters was very low In fact, even the sex in this did not exist until the end of the book On the positive side, the story line was wonderful and highly entertaining I m moving right along to the next ...

  3. says:

    Now published on Buried Under Romance I m a big fan of Cinderella type stories where the impoverished heroine ends up with a handsome, dashing lord This one is original and highly interesting, setting up the quartet of the Chance sisters.Abigail Chantry is related to two esteemed families, but is sadly not acknowledge by either due to her parents having eloped Ever since her parents early deaths, Abby had grown up taking care of her sister Jane, working as a governess to support Jane s scho Now published on Buried Under Romance I m a big fan of Cinderella type stories where the impov...

  4. says:

    Fabulously written, sweet, and funny, this book has become one of my favorites, as has the series An unusual set of heroines in dire circumstances find a benefactor when they rescue her from being a prisoner in her own household How the heroine discovers her is also most unusual The four heroines come together as sisters for their own survival, and form bonds of friendship and caring that is heartwarming The hero has no chance If you re a fan of old fashioned, well written, sweet Regencie Fabulously written, sweet, and funny, this book has become one of my favorites, as has the series An unusual set of heroines in dire circumstances find a benefactor when they rescue her from being a prisoner in her own household How the heroine discovers her is also most unusual The four heroines come together as sisters for their own survival, and form bonds of friendship and caring that is heartwarming The hero has no chance If you re a fan of old fashio...

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    I understand this is the first book in a series, but part of what turned me off was the long setup and backstory of everyone involved There s also very little passion and a halfhearted mystery plot that I just couldn t get behind.The backstory takes a deep breath The heroine, Abigail rescues her sister, Jane, and two other girls from a brothel after Jane is abducted from a genteel poorhouse and almost forced into prostitution She is narrowly saved from having her virginity auctioned off to I understand this...

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    At the beginning I had to check if this was really a romance novel or if it was kind of Oliver Twist type of bookThe beginning is bleak and I felt very sorry for Abby She was treated like dirt and, even if I knew it was normal in that period, I felt for her Also the brothel scene was bad the thought that girls really were sold like cattle is a sad demonstration of how low a human can fallBut after a while, we re introduced to Lady Beatrice and it is then that things get good I loved L At the beginning I had to check if this was really a romance novel or if it was kind of Oliver Twist type of bookThe beginning is bleak and I felt very sorry for Abby She was treated like dirt and, even if I knew it was normal in that period, I felt for her Also the brothel scene was bad the thought that girls really were sold like cattle is a sad demonstration of how low a human can fallBut after a while, we re introduced to Lady Beatrice and it is then that things get good I loved Lady Beatrice and her speach so direct and so fun I could picture her in my mind so well She s the best character in the whole book and she alone deserves 5 shining stars I loved the interaction of the sisters too It was nice and heart ...

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  8. says:

    Having only recently completed Anne Gracie s, The Perfect Rake, the first in The Merridew Sisters series, I am a tad disappointed that The Autumn Bride didn t quite come up to the same standard Notwithstanding this, this series is still looking to be a good solid series With Aunt Bea and Freddy Monkton Coombes looking to be excellent secondary characters.Abigail Chantry and her sister Jane were orphaned at an early age and Abi has assumed the caring role for her sister, 6 years her junior Abi Having only r...

  9. says:

    I had a really tough time with the beginning of this book Slavery is bad enough, but sex slavery pushes all my buttons and the main character confronts that right up front, learning her sister has been abducted and Abby must act now to save her I cringed at Abby s gullibility I mean, she doesn t know this person leading her into seamy sections of town even as I feared for the sister Gracie doesn t sugarcoat this section and the characters react as you d expect when facing such horror.The bo I had a really tough time with the beginning of this book Slavery is bad enough, but sex slavery pushes all my buttons and the main character confronts that right up front, learning her sister has been abducted and Abby must act now to save her I cringed at Abby s gullibility I mean, she doesn t know this person leading her into seamy sections of town even as I feared for the sister Gracie doesn t sugarcoat this section and the characters react as you d expect when facing such horror.The book lightens enough I could breathe relatively quickly, though the threat lingers a bit What this section excels at is establishing Abby s character and essential motivations seeing to the safety of her family and supporting her friends is paramount to her Abby is a fundamentally caring person, a little na ve, but from a place that makes her strong, even fierce, like the proverbial lioness and her cubs I loved her devotion to her sisters and late...

  10. says:

    16 7 3.5 stars The Autumn Bride is a light and fluffy romantic comedy, it s not what comes to mind when I think of romance books I was surprised to find I really enjoyed it because it doesn t really have much depth or all that much romance In order there s a male fantasy involving whipped cream, a kiss, a naked male chest, and finally another kiss quickly followed by the last chapter where the only sex scene happened Really, I ...

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