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The Bride Tournament Paperback – January 7, 2016
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About the Author
Ruth Kaufman is a Chicago Amazon bestselling author, on-camera and voiceover talent, freelance editor and speaker with a J.D. who enjoys chocolate peanut butter milkshakes and singing in a symphony chorus. THE BRIDE TOURNAMENT, the third standalone book in her Wars of the Roses Brides series, joins AT HIS COMMAND and FOLLOW YOUR HEART. Writing accolades include Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® winner and runner up in RT Book Reviews’ national American Title II contest. She’s had roles in indie features, web series and national TV commercials, and has voiced hundreds of explainer videos, e-learning courses, commercials and assorted characters. Learn more at www.ruthkaufman.com and www.ruthtalks.com. Join Ruth online on Twitter: @RuthKaufman and Facebook: Ruth Kaufman Author & Actress.
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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.
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.
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.**
“I received a copy of 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.
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