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The Bride Tournament Paperback – January 7, 2016
"Appealing protagonists, a satisfying pace, engaging supporting characters, and numerous obstacles to overcome combine in this emotionally satisfying romance." --Publishers Weekly
"[A] page-turner of a historical romance that will have readers rooting for a happy ending." --RT Book Reviews
From the Author
Ruth Kaufman's MY LIFE AS AN EXTRA, a humorous novel in which EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets LA LA LAND in Chicago, received an Honorable Mention in The Tracking Board's 2017 Launch Pad Manuscript Competition, ranking in the Top 5% of all entries.
Three standalone novels comprise her Wars of the Roses Brides series: AT HIS COMMAND, FOLLOW YOUR HEART and THE BRIDE TOURNAMENT. She's also the author of MY ONCE & FUTURE LOVE, an Arthurian paranormal medieval.
Other accolades include 2016 Booksellers' Best Award double winner (Best Historical and Best First Book) and Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® winner.
Ruth is also an on-camera and voiceover talent with a J.D. and a Master's in Radio/TV who loves peanut butter and chocolate milkshakes and going to the theatre. Credits include independent feature films, short films, web series, national TV commercials, and hundreds of voiceovers including e-learning courses, medical narration and commercials.
She presents a variety of workshops for authors and actors and is a comedic storyteller. Learn more at ruthkaufman.com and ruthtalks.com. Follow her on Twitter: @ruthkaufman or Facebook: Ruth Kaufman Author & Actor.
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Overall, it was a pleasant read and one I would recommend. I look forward to reading more of this author's books.
**I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**
All her life Eleanor thought to marry her childhood love Arthur. On her wedding day she is told of a change in plans. Arthur has lost his earldom and the king's favor. She is to marry Richard, the new Earl. Fighting every step of the way- even going so far as to try to find him a new bride- Eleanor can't help falling for her husband. I received this book in exchange for a review.
While this is an interesting premise and the author has a pleasant writing style, the first two thirds of the The Bride Tournament (Book 3 of the War of the Roses Bride series) by Ruth Kaufman is filled with Eleanor’s indecisions and Richard’s yearnings. It isn’t until the last third of the book where the plot gives us some much needed action. Eleanor seems childish – whining and complaining when she doesn’t get her way, while Richard is indecisive and at times cruel, especially when he flaunts his attention towards his prospective brides-to-be and ignores his wife. In between he tries to satisfy his lust towards Eleanor by seducing her. The more she resists, the more he wants her. Even though he listens to her objections, he still makes it clear it is their duty to be together as the King commands. This does not endear him to her at all, yet she falls in love with him anyway. They both seem so shallow. The conversations between the two are repetitive and not very engaging. There was so much potential to this story, especially focusing on life at court, but we only got a small glimpse of the action. The secondary characters, such as Arthur, Eleanor’s father (Lord Edmund) and sister (Alyce), and Richard’s brother (Owen), as well as the two villains, could have been more fully developed. Perhaps this book would have made a better novella. Two and a half stars.
I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
The book was a pleasant read with a different kind of story line. Lady Eleanor finds out on her wedding day that she is to marry another and not the man she loves. She comes up with the idea of a bride tournament to find her unwanted husband another bride. She thinks of she finds him a better bride then she can be free to marry the man she loves. As time goes on she finds herself falling in love with her husband and wants to cancel the tournament. By now, everyone at court knows about the tournament and it soon is out of her hands. Add a bit of alchemy, a few enemies, and unexpected love and you have a good read.
I was gifted this book for a fair and honest review.
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