Published By: Author
Genre: Historical Regency Romance
Release Date: October 2010
Provided By: Myself
Series: Once Upon a Wedding
The Fensters were like many other proper Victorian families—in every way but one. Ignorning the grim convention that one married for wealth and title, these spirited siblings followed their hearts...and vowed to wed only for love.
Happily-ever-after is all she ever wanted...
Even though society thinks her all but unmarriageable, Miranda Fenster still believes in true love. She'll do anything to advance its cause, even confront the man whose disapproval is all that keeps her dear brother from making a romantic match. But Miranda's impetuous meeting with the Duke of Kerstone has a far different outcome than she intended. For when the cynical nobleman realizes she's been compromised by their tryst, he insists on nothing less than marriage. Now suddenly, the champion of fairy tale endings finds herself a most unlikely bride!
- My Review -Vowing to marry for love, Miranda Fenster finds her own while fighting for her twin brother's true love. With a failed elopement, Miranda's brother Valentine is in a hopeless position, teetering on scandal. So Miranda does what any good fairy tale romantic sister would do, ask for help. But when she attempts to request help, it goes all wrong, and in the process Miranda is forced into a marriage of her own. As the first book in the Once Upon a Time series, The Fairy Tale Bride begins the stories of the seven Fenster siblings, and it is only proper to start with Miranda.
The Duke of Kerstone, Simon, has kept away from the marriage marked since his father's death for a reason. And when he is forced to submit to marrying Miranda, because of the scandal that might occur, things are not as he planned. With an "incurable illness" Simon must prepare Miranda for life without him. And with a rather wild spirit Miranda will be a hard on to prepare, especially since she must face being a grieving widow within months. However, Simon's plans for death, are slowly being to change course, for the arrival of Miranda has slowly led to him developing feelings.
Kelly McClymer with her first book in the Once Upon a Time series, did a honest job of recreating a romantic tale. Their might be a few flaws within the historical or fairy tale content here or their, but to be honest I read this for the plot, not the historical content. And I intend to read the rest of the series, to follow Miranda's crazy family. The series included seven books in total, the second follows Valentine and is titled The Star-Crossed Bride, while the rest follow the other Fenster girls.