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The Reluctant Bride

by Beverley Eikli

Historical Fiction Sagas and Romance

LoveReading View on The Reluctant Bride

A French Revolution romantic adventure of love, betrayal and espionage.  Bullied Emily from a troubled home is vulnerable to the advances of a dashing officer.  Then tragedy strikes and it seems she must make do with her lover’s good friend.  As with all these books much ensues before the inevitable happy ending for here Emily’s parentage is not what it seems or her love as true as she believed so twist turns on twist in a nice, comfortable romance that delivers all you expect.


Choc Lit, the publisher of this novel, was the 2012 Publisher of the Year as voted for by the Festival of Romance.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Reluctant Bride Synopsis

Can honour and action banish the shadows of old sins? Emily Micklen has no option after the death of her loving fiance, Jack, but to marry the scarred, taciturn, soldier who represents her only escape from destitution. Major Angus McCartney is tormented by the reproachful slate-grey eyes of two strikingly similar women: Jessamine, his dead mistress, and Emily, the unobtainable beauty who is now his reluctant bride. Emily's loyalty to Jack's memory is matched only by Angus's determination to atone for the past and win his wife with honour and action. As Napoleon cuts a swathe across Europe, Angus is sent to France on a mission of national security, forcing Emily to confront both her allegiance to Jack and her traitorous half-French family. Angus and Emily may find love, but will the secrets they uncover divide them forever?

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ISBN: 9781781890868
Publication date: 05/09/2013
Publisher: Choc Lit
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781890868
Publication date: 5th September 2013
Author: Beverley Eikli
Publisher: Choc Lit
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 353 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Sagas and Romance,
Categories: Historical fiction, Historical romance,

About Beverley Eikli

Beverley Eikli wrote her first romance when she was seventeen. However, drowning the heroine on the last page (p550!) was, she discovered, not in the spirit of the genre so her romance-writing career ground to a halt and she became a journalist. 

After throwing in her secure job on South Australia’s metropolitan daily, The Advertiser, to manage a luxury safari lodge in the Okavango Delta, in Botswana, Beverley discovered a new world of romance and adventure in a thatched cottage in the middle of a mopane forest with the handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met around a camp ...

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