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    Description

    Damaris Chance's unhappy past has turned her off the idea of marriage forever. But her guardian, Lady Beatrice Davenham, convinces her to make her coming out anyway - and have a season of carefree, uncomplicated fun.

    When Damaris finds herself trapped in a compromising situation with the handsome rake Freddy Monkton-Coombes, she has no choice but to agree to wed him - as long as it's in name only. Her new husband seems to accept her terms, but Freddy has a plan of his own: To seduce his reluctant winter bride.

    Will Damaris' secrets destroy her chance at true happiness? Or can Freddy help her cast off the shackles of the past, and yield to delicious temptation?

    ©2014 Anne Gracie (P)2014 Tantor

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    "Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series.... A deep, rich story that will leave [listeners] starry-eyed." ( Publishers Weekly)

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    • Kindle Customer
    • 25/04/2014

    A Great! Great! Read.

    What did you love best about The Winter Bride?
    The story was great. It was very funny, but also very sad in places. I came away very satisfied. Book 1, The Autumn Bride was funny, but since you got more Freddie in Winter Bride, "It was the bomb".

    What did you like best about this story?
    In the time between writing the first and second book, Anne Gracie learned how to write a proper love scene. I was unhappy with Autumn Bride's badly written only one love scene.But, she got it right in Winter Bride. "Well done!"

    Which character – as performed by Alison Larkin – was your favorite?
    It was a toss up between Lady Bea and Freddie. But, Freddie had the bigger role. They got the best lines, but Flynn wasn't far behind. I thinking his story will be next.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
    I laughed throughout the story, but cried for both Demaris and Freddie, when their tragic pasts were revealed. I cheered when they came to each other defense. I was very happy to find an even happier ending in the Epilogue. I won't spoil it for you.

    Any additional comments?
    I am looking forward to the next book in the series. I only hope it doesn't take as long as between Book 1 and Book 2. #tagsgiving #sweepstakes #Funny #Tearjerker #HappyEnding

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    • Brenda S
    • 23/06/2018

    Great story... except

    This was a really good story. I laughed out loud so many times. The story was engaging, humerous, serious at times and generally really enjoyable. The story itself I would give 5 stars, except that the romantic episodes were too long and descriptive. It took away from the story. I fast forwarded them. I really hate it when the story is so good, but the romantic episodes are too much because i feel i can't in good conscience recommend it. The people who ask me for recommendations don't prefer that.

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    • SB
    • 14/12/2016

    Much better than book 1!

    Any additional comments?

    Story: much better than book 1. Great characters, good development of the relationship, romantic, good dialogues, humor, and cute story. Good Development of the series.

    Narration: not the best, distracts from the story because the main male character, and other male really sound like old men.

    Story: 3.5-4 stars
    Relationship/heat: 3.5 stars , slow simmer and a few nicely written and loving hot scenes.
    Performance: 2.5 stars, not the best, distracts from the story

    Overall: 3 stars, worth the listening time.

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    • Jane
    • 02/07/2014

    4 ½ stars. I enjoy the author’s choices & dialogue

    Like the first book in the series, this is not great writing, but I felt good while reading it. The happiness flowed into my other life. And that makes it 5 stars for me.

    I wish more regency romances were like this. Too many authors use inaccurate assumptions and secrets for excessive drama and suspense. Gracie does not. I’m not talking about Damaris keeping a secret about her past. That was reasonable. Here’s an example of something I liked. After sex, Damaris makes an assumption that is wrong. Another author would have Damaris leave the guy and not say why. But Gracie has the guy sense something wrong, ask her about it, and not give up until she tells him. So she tells him, and then he explains why the assumption is wrong. I was pleased because I am used to other authors who would draw that out for extended conflict. Sometimes I don’t mind drawing it out, but many times I do.

    I loved the character Freddy. He was entertaining. He fears and avoids muffins (irritating females chasing him for marriage). Aunt Bea mistakenly thinks he likes to eat baked muffins. He does not correct her. So she frequently serves him muffins, and then he has to think of ways to avoid eating them, like throwing one in the fire, but then he worries there might be a smell.

    HEROINE WAS RAPED IN THE PAST.
    Some readers might want to know this. The rapes were not shown in detail, but they were mentioned. The f-word was used regarding this.

    AUDIOBOOK NARRATOR:
    I really enjoyed the narrator Alison Larkin. I frequently complain when a female narrator uses a weird voice for the hero, and Larkin used a weird voice for Freddy. He did not sound sexy at all. He almost sounded comical. But this narrator is so wonderful with emotional interpretations - I loved it, weird Freddy and all. I loved the way she interpreted Mrs. Jenkins (a very minor character) who was Damaris’ boss at the pottery shop. I plan to look for more books that she narrates. However, one of my friends was disappointed with the narrator, so it’s a personal preference.

    Genre: regency romance

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    • Kristin
    • 26/04/2014

    Great continuation of series

    Couldn't wait for this one to come out, as I loved the first one in this series. This did not disappoint. Freddy, what can you say, you have to love him, the class clown with much deeper aspects to his personality than he ever lets on. So much fun in this book, and the chinese experimental swimming pigs, they just add to the enjoyment. I only hope the third installment doesn't take as long.

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    • Suzanne
    • 06/04/2014

    Dreadful Narration Pairing With Story

    What would have made The Winter Bride better?

    A narrator who could have brought a degree of gravitas to the story. This narrator's voice was light and childlike, very precious.

    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Gracie again?

    No.

    How could the performance have been better?

    A different narrator, capable of a serious voice and able to perform male voices. This narrator made the story seem quite absurd and frivolous.

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    • Guard Dog
    • 25/10/2020

    Loved this second book!!!

    This was such a good story I couldn't stop listening to it. the narrator does a great job with the different characters. I'm starting the third book in this series.

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    • suzebo
    • 28/09/2020

    Good story

    This was a good book but not the book described in the blurb accompanying the title: This makes it sound like a typical marriage of convenience story which it is not. The characters marry because of a compromising situation, true, but it is at the end of the story after both have pronounced their love for each other and even after sharing a bed. The heroine is reluctant but never asks for a marriage in name only, though the Hero mentions it briefly. The voice used for Freddie is frivolous (not the usual sexy hero voice) distracting from the presentation somewhat, but his heroic qualities make up for it. The series is a good one and I enjoy the author’s style.



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    • Lacey
    • 16/09/2020

    Heart touching story!

    When you find yourself smiling while listening and someone says something about your happy smile, you know you have enjoyed a book and its performance!

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    • Jeanne T.
    • 11/07/2020

    A Very Pleasant Listen

    The second book in the Chance Sister series was a lovely revisiting of the characters with a stand alone story for Demaris. The story was wonderfully read by the narrator.

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    • Beatrix Fitze
    • 05/01/2021

    Couldn’t put it down

    This is the second in the Chance Sisters series and I really loved it. Can’t wait to read the next in the series!