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Salt Bride: A Georgian Historical Romance Hardcover – March 30, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 326 pages
  • Publisher: Sprigleaf (March 30, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098707380X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0987073808
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,901,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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As the plot develops and darkens to a place where you can help but start to squirm you realize that the imagery is spectacular.
5-STAR Top Pick All-Time Keeper Shelf: SWurman for Night Owl Reviews

The rakish, raucous character of the Georgian period is contrasted superbly with the sophistication of the age. The author has created a love story that fans of historical romance will relish.
5 STARS: Fiona Ingram for Readers' Favorite

Dare I admit... I enjoyed Salt Bride more than many of Georgette Heyer's own beloved works and that is high praise indeed
Courtney Webb, Stiletto Storytime

From the Author

As an incurable bibliophile I'm especially proud of the print editions of my books. The layout is understated and the print sharp and black on silky-smooth creme stock. It's wonderful!

More About the Author

LUCINDA BRANT is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Georgian historical romances and mysteries. Her novels have been described as from 'the Golden Age of romance with a modern voice' and 'heart wrenching drama with a happily ever after'.

ARE THEY FOR YOU?
If you love BBC Classic Drama, Jane Austen, Georgette Heyer, 18th Century history, or romances with plenty of wit and adventure then dive right in! You'll find a world of determined heroines and heroes, an eccentric character or two, and a weave of subplots to keep things interesting.

'Quizzing glass and quill, into my sedan chair and away! The 1700s rock!'-- Lucinda

Customer Reviews

I liked the twists and turns of the story.
YSal
Prepare yourself with enough time to read it in one sitting because you will not want to put the book down.
Amazon Customer
I was well written, great story line, and great characters.
M. Myers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

55 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 18, 2012
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So, let me preface my review by stating that I read all types of romance and I am willing to give most books a chance. That being said, most romances have become predictable for me. It is very rare that an author can devise a plot that pulls me in and takes twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. Lucinda Brant has the gift of being able to pull the reader in with only a few pages. As a warning, her books are not the light-hearted, fun romances that leave you gooey when you are done. Her books are heart-wrenching dramas that have a happy ending. I love them!

Salt Bride is by far my favorite by Lucinda Brant. The characters are fully realized in the story through their actions and their words. The love story is strong and real. This is a couple that has loved for years. I appreciate the reality of history in this novel. When the couple is married, they have to move past their differences in order to live in a nosey and ofttimes judgmental society. The conflict in the story is realistic, scary, and well-thought out. I loved that the conflict was not the typical 'I don't like you because I refuse to try to understand you' that so many authors fall back on. I noticed the comment about the grammar. First, I would like to point out that the book is free right now. And it isn't a novella, it is a full-length, plot-driven novel. Second, I have bought books for anwhere from $5-$8 that have less character development and a more predictable plot. So, I hope that you take the time to give this book a chance. Prepare yourself with enough time to read it in one sitting because you will not want to put the book down.

Hope this helped you decide to buy the book!! :)
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162 of 206 people found the following review helpful By LittleDoc on January 3, 2012
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I should have known that this would be an aggravating read when, in the first few pages, the hero's grip is described as "vice-like". A vice is a fault, weakness or evil habit. A VISE is something used to clamp items in place. So here the hero would have a weak, faulty and/or evil embrace.

'Okay,' I thought; 'maybe it's just a typo.' No such luck. There are numerous mis-wordings of a similar nature. Just a few examples: the use of "breath" (as in, "she could not breath") where the word "breathe" is clearly needed, or the word "whit" (which means "a small amount") where the word "wit" is needed (as in, "she had not the whit or will to employ a lady's maid"), "clamored" for "clambered" (as in "the child clamored up onto his uncle's lap". What this actually means is that the child is making a loud sustained noise onto his uncle's lap, which is either a bit creepy, or unintentionally hilarious.)

In addition, there are numerous examples of poorly-structured sentences, such as "... the gentleman in the tall toupee, which Jane noticed wore clothes cut from a cloth befitting a gentleman." What this sentence (I hope unintentionally) says is that the toupee is wearing clothes made from cloth befitting a gentleman. For all we know, the gentleman himself may be naked.

Moreover, there is WAY too much made of the heroine's beauty - she is evidently so gorgeous that people literally cluster around her and stare at her in public. She is advised by a perfect stranger that this is acceptable behavior and she owes those staring at her the reward of a smile.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Fiona Ingram on October 23, 2011
Format: Hardcover
The Earl of Salt Hendon, with good looks, fortune, and the reputation of a lover par excellence, could have any woman he pleased just by crooking his little finger. So when he seemingly lost his reason and married a squire's daughter, Jane Despard, Society is aghast. Despite being a noted beauty, Jane's reputation is clouded, an incident in her past having cast a shadow over her marital prospects. What Society does not know is that Jane and the Earl share a dreadful secret: a past encounter that brought them both nothing but misery, misunderstanding, and mistrust. Their marriage four years after that encounter is sealed so that the Earl can discharge a promise to a dying man and Jane can save her stepbrother from financial ruin. Jane holds out the hope that the Earl will finally come to love her. Her husband, alas, is deeply influenced by the scheming Diana, Lady St. John, widow of his cousin and the mother of his nominated heir, his young godson. Can Jane's love prevail and will the Earl finally open his eyes to the Machiavellian maneuvers of the wicked Lady St. John?

It is the year 1763 and King George III is on the throne. Georgian aristocratic life is synonymous with elegance and a devil-may-care pleasure, and the upper classes enjoy a kind of amorality in their love lives. Men, and women, are inclined to take their pleasure where they choose. It is this angle, the tawdry underbelly of high society that the author captures so brilliantly in this eminently readable novel. The rakish, raucous character of the Georgian period is contrasted superbly with the sophistication of the age. The author has created a love story that fans of historical romance will relish.
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