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by Catherine Coulter

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Romance
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN: 0451929322
ISBN13: 978-0451929327
Language: English
Publisher: SIgnet; PF edition (1995)
Fb2 eBook: 1600 kb
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A Signet Book, published by arrangement with the author.

A Signet Book, published by arrangement with the author. This book may not be reproduced in whole or part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. For information address: The Berkley Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Putnam Inc.

The Rebel Bride was my second novel The rebel bride is Katharine Brandon, a hoyden with hair as red as a stormy sunset whose fierce independence.

The Rebel Bride was my second novel. Although it was originally published as a Regency, I always felt that it was a historical romance at heart. So, I've rewritten this story of two stubborn, strong-willed people, and Topaz is bringing it out again for you - this time as the historical it could have been. The rebel bride is Katharine Brandon, a hoyden with hair as red as a stormy sunset whose fierce independence masks her loneliness. When Julien St. Clair, Earl of March, sees her for the first time, she is dressed like a boy while engaged in a rather mock duel with her brother.

The Rebel Bride is Catherine Coulter's second novel. It is the story of Katharine Brandon, a hoyden whose fierce independence masks a deep loneliness-and a terrifying secret.

The Rebel Bride book. Revisit a classic-Catherine Coulter's second novel. The New York Times bestselling author has transformed her second novel from a Regency to full-fledged historical romance

The Rebel Bride book. The New York Times bestselling author has transformed her second novel from a Regency to full-fledged historical romance

If she’d been alone with him, she knew, just knew deep down, that she’d have felt unreasoning fear at his words. As it was, all she felt was wonderful anger.

If she’d been alone with him, she knew, just knew deep down, that she’d have felt unreasoning fear at his words. Don’t you dare taunt me with your man’s. Man’s threats? I don’t recall having threatened you, leastwise in the past few minutes. When you come to know me better, you’ll discover that I don’t make threats. I make but statements of fact. They are one and the same thing coming from you, Julien.

A bored nobleman desires a hoydenish young woman, but when he finally wins his bride, a shocking secret she harbors causes her to be terrified of him.

Revisit a classic-Catherine Coulter's second novel. The New York Times bestselling author has transformed her second novel from a Regency to full-fledged historical romance. Books related to The Rebel Bride.

This book may not be reproduced in whole or part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission.

She followed up The Autumn Countess with five more single novels revolving around the Regency theme, namely The Rebel Bride (1997), The Heir (1980), The Duke (1997), and Lord Harry.

The Sherbrooke Bride. She followed up The Autumn Countess with five more single novels revolving around the Regency theme, namely The Rebel Bride (1997), The Heir (1980), The Duke (1997), and Lord Harry. She continued the series while she started new lines of stories, all connected under the Regency theme. The Bride series is perhaps the most successful of these, starting with The Rebel Bride (1979) and continues until today with the latest novel, The Prince of Ravenscar, published in 2011.

Comments to eBook The Rebel Bride
Galanjov
I was very stressed out reading this book..lol. She carried out that hatred of her husband waaaaaayyyy too long. And gave up her hatred waaaayyy to easy. The rape (s) ... too much!!!
Madis
Keeps you on your edge at all times. I love all her books, have read just about all her books.
Wafi
I really liked the story, except (and it is a big except) for the rapes and child abuse. But I still enjoyed this book a lot, because I love the premise of the story: Hero is besotted with the heroine from the minute he saw her, and will go to any length to have her, as she fights him until almost the end. There are so few romance books (like this one) where the hero has no commitment issues, and does not strugle with his attraction for the heroine. I also love that the heroine takes her time to fall in love. A great change from the usual plot line.

The story is compelling. The hero is very alpha, yet can be very patient and understanding (though not always). And the heroine is beautiful, unconventional and emotionally demaged. How they work through their problems is a page turner.
Leyl
An interesting book. Good story with just a bit of lag. Still if one just skipped over the lags, this was a great book.
Hanelynai
Cut to the Chase:
Though the characters seem very interesting at the beginning of the novel, and there is certainly plenty of spark between the main characters (she’s the tempestuous hoyden who dresses as a boy and has a terrible past, he’s the one who’ll finally “tame” her), the plot quickly veers into what I consider completely unromantic territory, their spark fizzles, and our all-knowing hero starts to feel more and more like a jerk. There are some spoiler-rific things that I personally could NOT get over…. and that’s what I’ll be going over in the main section.

Greater Detail (Spoilers):
I think the beginning of the book is a very promising “taming of the shrew” setup between two very headstrong protagonists. They are obviously attracted to one another, with Julien, our hero, being convinced that he will slowly help Kate overcome her intimacy issues throughout the course of their marriage. He’s besotted from the beginning, and she’s attracted, but fights it.

That’s a fine setup for a historical romance.

And… now for the spoilers that are complete dealbreakers for me:

The problem I have is that partway through the book, Julien is losing patience with his wife and believes that she is simply afraid of sex (she keeps telling him she doesn’t want to sleep with him, and he assumes this is because she’s a timid virgin), and needs to be tricked into liking sex.

So, he abducts her, ties her up, covers her eyes, and then rapes her. (He’s completely self-righteous about it, which makes it doubly hard to contend with.) When he discovers she’s not a virgin, he’s furious (after just having raped his wife… HE is furious…)… is brutal with her, and this makes her half-pass-out.

And then comes the flashback scene where we find out that Kate was raped, by grown men who were her father’s friends, as a child, hence the physical intimacy issues.

Julien is aghast, feels like he’s been a monster (um, he has) and is judgmental about the men who raped Kate as a child… and they do eventually “fall in love,” etc, but I had more or less tuned out by then.

It’s possible that there are people who would like this book, but I think the drama of the husband-rapes-wife and wife-was-raped-as-child was just a little too much for me.

Comparisons to Other Authors/Books:
I think Coulter is somewhere between Stephanie Laurens, Virginia Henley (lots of steamy, light of the mattress sex scenes) and Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick (lots of plot and villains). In general, I think she’s a good writer who gives us layered characters who aren’t afraid to act and have gumption. This one in particular just didn’t do it for me.
Coiron
I had to mark this one star because minus or zero stars is not available. The version I read is the original Signet Regency series paperback. This thing is awful - disgusting, repellent, dated, misogynistic rubbish. This so-called "hero" dons a disguise, kidnaps his virgin bride, ties her up, blindfolds her, gags her, terrifies her and rapes her -- all told in graphic, bloody detail. Is this the author's idea of romantic love? What is wrong with her head? She's a psycho if she believes that's okay to do. And the heroine forgives him because she looooves him? Oh, barf. I have read other later Catherine Coulter books with some enjoyment, but this one is just awful. It almost makes me believe there's a case to be made for book burning.
Warianys
The beginning was great but then it started being drawn out. THEN he rapes her and she's supposed to get over being raped as a child? I'm sure Amazon would block it if I used the words I wanted to use. If I were the author I would do everything I could to make this book disappear and pretend like I never wrote it. I skimmed through the last bit to see if I were crazy but nope is just as effed up as I thought it was going to be. Just no.
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