The Hostage Bride

The Hostage Bride

Jane Feather / Jun 16, 2019

The Hostage Bride New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather sets her Brides trilogy against the turmoil of the English Civil War and tells the tales of three unconventional young women who vow they will never mar

  • Title: The Hostage Bride
  • Author: Jane Feather
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  • New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather sets her Brides trilogy against the turmoil of the English Civil War, and tells the tales of three unconventional young women who vow they will never marry only to be overtaken by destiny Fans of Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn and Liz Carlyle will be delighted with these daring brides.Bride 1 is the outspoken PortiaIt sNew York Times bestselling author Jane Feather sets her Brides trilogy against the turmoil of the English Civil War, and tells the tales of three unconventional young women who vow they will never marry only to be overtaken by destiny Fans of Stephanie Laurens, Julia Quinn and Liz Carlyle will be delighted with these daring brides.Bride 1 is the outspoken PortiaIt s bad enough that seventeen year old Portia Worth is taken in by her uncle, the marquis of Granville, after her father dies As the bastard niece, Portia knows she can expect little beyond a roof over her head and a place at the table.But it truly adds insult to injury when the Granvilles archenemy, the outlaw Rufus Decatur, hatches a scheme to abduct the marquis s daughter only to kidnap Portia by accident Portia, who possesses than a streak of independence as well as a talent for resistance, does not take kindly to being abducted mistakenly or otherwise.Decatur will soon find himself facing the challenge of his life, both on the battlefield and in the bedroom, as he contends with this misfit of a girl who has the audacity to believe herself the equal of any manLook for Phoebe s spellbinding story next in The Accidental Bride For of Jane Feather s signature romance check out the Blackwater Brides Trilogy and the Cavendish Square Trilogy.

    The Hostage Bride Bride by Jane Feather The Hostage Bride felt like a huge, sprawling book, set as it was amongst the trappings of the English Civil War Portia Worth is the unwanted daughter of the half brother of the Marqius of Granville. The Hostage Bride Bride Trilogy Jane Feather THE HOSTAGE BRIDE is the first in the Bride trilogy by Jane Feather, followed by THE ACCIDENTAL BRIDE, then THE LEAST LIKELY BRIDE THE HOSTAGE BRIDE is the story of Portia, one of three friends who vow together to always remain friends and to never get married. The Hostage Bride Bride Trilogy Book Kindle edition THE HOSTAGE BRIDE is the first in the Bride trilogy by Jane Feather, followed by THE ACCIDENTAL BRIDE, then THE LEAST LIKELY BRIDE THE HOSTAGE BRIDE is the story of Portia, one of three friends who vow together to always remain friends and to never get married. Harlequin The Hostage Bride Harlequin Enterprises Limited Harlequin is located at Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Adelaide Street West, st Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada MH E and sends informational and promotional emails on behalf of itself and Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation. The Hostage Bride All About Romance Hostage Bride is the first in a trilogy by Jane Feather Set during the English Civil War, each of these stories is linked by their heroines, Portia, Olivia, and Phoebe, who become blood sisters at a wedding attended by all three. The Hostage Bride Open Library To hold and to have Fliss s father has been embezzling from Argentine billionaire Ricardo Valeron She knows Rico is ruthless in his business dealings and will stop at nothing to ruin her father if he should uncover the truth. The Hostage Bride Jane Feather Jane Feather is the New York Times bestselling, award winning author of Almost a Bride, The Wedding Game, The Bride Hunt, The Bachelor List, Kissed by Shadows, To Kiss a Spy, The Widow s Kiss, The Least Likely Bride, The Accidental Bride, The Hostage Bride, A Valentine Wedding, The Emerald Swan, and many other historical romances. The Hostage Bride book by Jane Feather Thriftbooks THE HOSTAGE BRIDE is the first in the Bride trilogy by Jane Feather, followed by THE ACCIDENTAL BRIDE, then THE LEAST LIKELY BRIDEE HOSTAGE BRIDE is the story of Portia, one of three friends who vow together to always remain friends and to never get married. The Hostage Bride by Janet Dailey The Hostage Bride has ratings and reviews luvbooks said This does not even deserve one star I want everyone to know why I read this book so th Buy The Hostage Bride Microsoft Store Get the The Hostage Bride at Microsoft Store and compare products with the latest customer reviews and ratings Download or ship for free Free returns.

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      • Jane Feather

        Jane Robotham was born on 1945 in Cairo, Egypt, where her British parents were stationated She grew up in New Forest, in the south of England She earned a Master s Degree in Applied Social Studies from Oxford University In 1978, she, her husband and their three children moved to New Jersey There, she worked as a social worker She began writing in 1981 after another move, this time to Washington, D.C In 1984, Feather published 5 contemporary romances under the pseudonym, Claudia Bishop She has published historical romance as Jane Feather, her own name, since 1986 There are over 10 million copies of her books in print.


    714 Comments

    1. As soon as I saw this book sitting on the shelf at the Salvation Army, I had to grab it up. I read The Accidental Bride, the second in the series, a while back, and really enjoyed it, so I was keeping an eye out for the other two. In fact, I was so excited to find it that, despite having many other books in my TBR pile that have been there for months, and in some cases years, I had to read this one right away. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the heroine, Portia, that well at first. Scrawny [...]


    2. Terrific 17th century romance with a highly unusual heroine and an easy-to-fall-for heroMy Review. The Hostage Bride is the first in Jane Feather's Brides Trilogy, but I actually read it after having already read The Accidental Bride (Book 2) and The Least Likely Bride (Book 3). I normally read Regency and Victorian era romances, but I really loved this book and although Feather writes in much more of a historical background than one often gets from regency romances, it is by no means overwhelmi [...]


    3. When I feel like listening to an intricate story with rich, well developed characters, I know that Feather will not disappoint. Yes, Feather is an accomplished author, but more than that, she is an excellent story teller. After listening to this first book in her Bride trilogy, narrated by Jenny Sterlin, I am fully invested in the series. The narration was authentic and very well done. Sterlin's performance brought these fantastic characters to life. Now about those characters.Feather weaves tog [...]


    4. This is book one in the Bride trilogy, the story of three unlikely friends who bond at a young age while hiding from a wedding. Their names are Olivia, Phoebe and Portia.First up is Portia, the bastard daughter of Olivia's wastrel uncle. She's grown up in taverns and pretty much all sorts of unsavory places. Her father finally succumbs to the ravages of his lifestyle, and she is taken in by her uncle Cato Granville, Olivia's father. The good part is she gets to hang with Olivia, who is reduced t [...]


    5. The Hostage Bride felt like a huge, sprawling book, set as it was amongst the trappings of the English Civil War. Portia Worth is the unwanted daughter of the half-brother of the Marqius of Granville. His arch-nemesis is Rufus Decatur who's supposed to be an Earl but isn't because his father and Granville's father had a spat and Decatur was accused of treason. It's all very complex and prime for The Vengeance Arc (which is not my cup of tea on a good day) and there's a bff-pact and outlaws and l [...]


    6. It was an okay book. Too much confusing politics and pointless war. I did like the heroine until the end that is. She was scrappy and determined to fight (the only reason I picked up this book was to read a HR with a heroine that could fight). The hero was a bit harder to like. All the trappings of a historical hero, big and strong and commanding and respected (seriously nobody questioned him, I thought for a moment I was reading a shifter book). But his convictions to hate the son of the man wh [...]


    7. It's bad enough that seventeen-year-old Portia Worth is taken in by her uncle, the marquis of Granville, after her father dies. As the bastard niece, Portia knows she can expect little beyond a roof over her head and a place at the table. But it truly adds insult to injury when the Granvilles' archenemy, the outlaw Rufus Decatur, hatches a scheme to abduct the marquis's daughter--only to kidnap Portia by accident. Portia, who possesses more than a streak of independence as well as a talent for r [...]


    8. La historia me ha encantado, y ha sido una grata sorpresa. Enganchada a la lectura que me ha tenido casi de principio a fin. Sin embargo, el final ha sido como una bofetada, precipitado y sin sentido, que no casa con el resto del libro: un happy end de lo más forzado. Por otro lado, tiene unos errores de foco enormes, y este salta de un personaje a otro con arbitrariedad total. Es algo que desde luego pienso que se debería haber corregido. Estos dos fallos son los que le han robado dos estrell [...]


    9. I do not normally read in this era-the 1600's. This story takes place during the war between King Charles and Parliament (Oliver Cromwell). I really do not find the era interesting, but at least these characters are engaging. Skip through all of the blood and gore and I like the story. I like the way Jane Feather tells it. There are three books in this series and I plan to read the other two. Recommend.


    10. I sped right through this book, and not in a good way. I read all 350 pages, but I dont seem to remember anything overly substantial or meaning full. I'm not saying its a bad book, I'm just saying I cant figure out how all of those pages were filled. More than likely read it again, but not for a great while.


    11. The title of this book is a bit of a misnomer. I read the summary and was genuinely expecting a kidnapping-and-forced-marriage trope. This was not that. This book is, in my opinion, more in league with Philippa Gregory novels than with Harlequins. There’s a great amount of plot and the love story is almost secondary to the plot. Almost. The prologue of the books sets up the three heroines of this trilogy (Portia, Phoebe, and Olivia) as young girls who are outcasts, and determined to never marr [...]


    12. This review is my personal opinion, this is not a paid review. To form your own opinion please support the author and invest in your own copy to read. This is the first in a 3 book series. The series is Bride Trilogy by Ms. Feather. This book is set in the mid-17th century. This book start out with a wedding and 3 misfit young females. The 3 females form a bond of sorts. They each make a small cut on the palm of there hand to mix there blood and cut 3 locks of there hair to braid in to a circle. [...]


    13. For some reason, there are loads of reviews for this book that mention finding it in a thrift story, and oddly enough, this is exactly how I encountered it. The good- this is a historical with a unique setting- the English civil war. Those of you, like me, who were indifferent students may want to brush up on your history because this book incorporated actual historical events more than many novels. Or maybe it is all bullshit, I didn't fact check it on or anything.The Plot- Sassy bastard poor [...]


    14. Saya kasih 4 deh soalnya bisa bikin saya mewek beberapa kali. HeheheBerawal dari salah nyulik, malah akhirnya jatuh cinta. Portia, heroine di buku ini, gahar banget dan gigih. Sampai bisa bikin Rufus bener-bener menyerahkan hatinya. Dan yang bikin menye di sini adalah karena Portia adalah keponakan dari musuh bebuyutan si Rufus, jadinya Portia sering konflik batin. Apalagi saat Rufus sedang menyerang kastil pamannya Portia--Portia sampai nekat renang menyeberangi selokan/moat yang mengelilingi k [...]


    15. title was misleading, description was misleading, did not sound at all 17th centuryand ya know what else? i get that young girls married older men, maybe more often than happens nowadays, but the lady who wrote the damn thing wasn't forced to put such an age gap in their relationship, was she? i mean portia is 17 and homeboy is like 34. most people would not be cool with that set up, if they were like reading about their favorite celebrities. nobody liked that thing with kylie jenner and tyga, o [...]


    16. I only have 100 pages left of this but I really can't be bothered finishing it. It was interesting to begin with, but I'm really not convinced by the heroine and hero's love story - mainly because we never get inside their heads! - and I'm getting to the stage where I care more about Olivia and her parents than I do Portia and Rufus. There was also far too much war detail for me - I feel like I should go and read up on the time periods in order to understand the plot! Seriously, this book had po [...]


    17. Meh. While the book was very well written, I think I do not enjoy the time period that it is set in. It is a period in English history that I know very little about. Maybe can help me with that before I start on the next one in the seriesOne thing I really hate about romances in general, however, is when the hero loses all of his trust in the heroine near the end/climax of the book. I am not sure why, but when it happens, it always annoys me. (it is just as annoying when it is vice versa - the [...]


    18. So many recommendations for this series, yet I really disliked it. Mainly it was because I didn't really feel for the heroine and thought that a lot of her decisions were pretty stupid. Basically involved the heroine (unwanted bastard child of the family) being kidnapped in the place of her cousin. As an unwanted hostage she becomes part of the Rebel army and falls in love with the family who she's sworn to hate.I was interested in one of the 3 heroines who has a stutter and an evil stepmother s [...]


    19. The start of the British Civil War was a time of betrayal, anger & death. Three young girls enter a pact to remain friends no matter what and find their loyalties tested when families find themselves on opposite sides of the war.Over all, this was much more intense than I thought it would be. Portia is mistakenly kidnapped by her uncle's enemy and of course develops a relationship with him. Some how this didn't make a whole lot of sense for me, though it was integral to the plot.


    20. First in the bride series-Hostage Bride portrays a seventeen year old Portia. One of three girls that made a pact to each other three years before using a piece of each of their hair and braided it. They were to send the braided piece to another for help. Rufus Decataur, an outlaw bandit with his own regiment and a follower of the king, has an enemy's daughter kidnapped but realized he had taken the wrong one. . .


    21. Príbeh začína prológom, v ktorom sa zoznamujeme s tromi dievčatami Portiou, Oliviou a Phoebe. Stanú sa z nich kamarátky, ktoré sa rozhodnú pomáhať si v dobrom i zlom. Po úvode už sledujeme príbeh prvej z nich - Portie. Celú recenziu nájdete tu: kokinakniznica/201


    22. 3.5 stars I loved this book but have to say that the start was a little slow. This was my first Jane Feather book and I have to say that i'm very excited to find out what happens to Olivia and Phoebe. These girls, Olivia, Phoebe and Portia make a blood pack to not get married and live out their dreams. So far Portia does become a soldier


    23. I've read this book before (this is why I decided to start using ), and I still like this book. It has a bit too much war and tactic for me in there, but it's not pages and pages of war stuff that some books have so it doesn't get bogged down by the details. This is a nice, quick read.


    24. Hadn't read a book set in this time in a long time - Cromwell and the Roundheads of course that was only one aspect of the story.Likewise it had been a while for a Jane Feather. On the whole I enjoyed it, although much of it seemed wildly implausible. Fun anyway.




    25. Holds up about as well as I had expected, which is to say so much purple prose, but with a surprising amount of agency for Portia.





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