Item description for A Bride So Fair: Bride So Fair (FAIR TO REMEMBER) by Carol Cox...
Overview Attention history, mystery, and romance lovers! Take a trip on Carol Cox's spellbinding thrill ride of intrigue and suspense at the Chicago World's Fair. Here you'll find Emily Ralston, a young woman searching for independence and adventure; Stephen Bridger, a handsome Columbian guard sparked by the flames of love; and Adam, a little boy caught in a web of intrigue and deceit. Join this fascinating trio as they strive to solve a deadly mystery before time runs out!
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.8" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 2008
Publisher Barbour Books
ISBN 1597894923 ISBN13 9781597894920
Availability 0 units.
More About Carol Cox
Carol Cox is the author of over 30 novels and novellas. A third-generation Arizonan, she has held a lifelong fascination with the Old West and hopes to make it live again in the hearts of her readers. She makes her home with her husband and daughter in northern Arizona, where the deer and the antelope really do play--often within view of the family's front porch. Learn more at www.authorcarolcox.com.
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Suspenseful Historical Romance Jul 11, 2008
The Chicago World's Fair is a fascinating place to work, and Emily Ralston loves it. She's employed at the Children's Building when Steven Bridger, a handsome Columbian guardsman brings in Adam, a little boy who is apparently lost. The day passes, and no one shows up to claim the child, so Emily takes him home with her. Then a dead woman is found on the fairgrounds, and it's possible she is Adam's mother. The people who killed her are searching for the boy, and Emily and Steven combine forces to solve the murder before anyone else is killed. Emily isn't interested in romance, but her landlady, Mrs. Purvis is a matchmaker supreme, and she has plans for Steven and Emily. Carol Cox does a good job of bringing this fascinating time in our history to life. A Bride So Fair is a delightful historical romance with a fascinating setting and well developed characters.
Absolutely fabulous read! Could not put down! Jun 5, 2008
This is absolutely one of the best books that I have ever read in my entire life so far. A Bride So Fair by Carol Cox is the first work of Carol Cox's that I have had the privilege to read, but I'm excited now about finding more from her.
First off, of the edition that I have, I love the cover of the girl looking off in the distance holding the quilt, it is just beautiful! The other cover edition I've seen, with the main characters standing there, well it's okay, but not as fabulous as this one with the purple.
This story was so hard to put down. I have a lot to read, so I figured I'd start this one and get through a couple chapters if I could. Well, next thing I knew I was half way through and unwilling to stop. Then I'm at the part where my heart is beating so fast I can hardly contain myself and I have no idea what is going to happen or how things can be fixed, and then my husband gets home... *sigh* So, I had to stop make his dinner, eat mine, and then I'm back on the couch reading as fast as my eyes will let me and my mind is comprehending. Then I realize I'm going too fast and have to re-read a couple of passages, but then I have my good rate back. *sigh*
Such a fabulous story! There is a mix of romance, and intrigue, and pure suspense. This story is unlike anything that I have read, but at the same time there are smidgens of little things that make my mind tangent off to something else I once loved. Such as: Anne of Green Gables the Continuing Story, much of Anne I see in Emily, and of course Dominique in Adam. Then there is a hint of the fast paced "Oh my goodness, he is so evil! What can possibly happen?!?!" that I felt from Tracie Peterson's Yukon Quest series.
If you want romance, it's here. History, got it. Mystery, oh definitely with plenty of cozy suspense. Really, I cannot urge you to read this book enough. DO IT!
Intrigue in the midst of beauty Jun 2, 2008
A Bride so Fair By Carol Cox Emily Ralston, a young woman raised in an orphanage, is taking her first steps toward independence. She worked at the orphanage, even after she was old enough to leave because it was the only home she'd ever know. Now she steps into true adventure by taking a job working at the children's building at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, better know as the Chicago World's Fair. Emily and her friend Lucy are part of the crew that babysit for children while their parents tour the fair. Stephen Bridger, is a security guard at the fair. He and Emily meet when Stephen brings, three-year-old Adam, a lost child to the Children's Building. No one comes for Adam. The work day ends and Emily and Lucy, both raised as orphans, know what lies ahead for Adam if he's turned over to the police, as would be proper. Even if they only put him in the orphanage for a short time, it will be a traumatizing experience for the sweet little boy. The evil man who wants Adam, draws Emily and Stephen into a web of intrigue and danger. The danger only deepens when a body is found at the fair. A young woman who resembled very much the description of Adam's mother. With danger swirling all around, Emily and Stephen struggle with what's right and wrong. And Stephen's heroic streak won't let him hurt Emily, even as his decision to help her protect Adam could cost them their lives. This is the third book in Carol Cox's `A Fair To Remember' series. I have loved these books. The stories are great on their own, but Cox has done such great work setting the World's Fair up as a back drop that it becomes a character all it's own. Cox is masterful at using words to pull you into the story, as if you're riding that Ferris Wheel yourself, walking through the pavilions, seeing the wonders of the modern world, like cars and electric lights. It's very well done and my only real regret is that this is the final book in the series. I think Carol ought to write a book set in each and every building in that fair just to give us a closer look. But it's not to be. The summer is gone. The fair is closing. I will miss this fast paced series with it's rich setting very much.
"History and Romance Combine" Jun 1, 2008
Reviewed by: Stephanie Rollins for ReviewYourBook.com 5/2008 This takes place in 1893 at the World's Fair in Chicago. Emily is the receptionist at a babysitting service at the fair. A boy is placed in her care at the babysitting service, because he cannot find his mother. When directed to call the police, so they may place him in an orphanage, Emily and her co-worker/roommate cannot do as directed. They take the boy with them instead. Danger seems to follow the boy. His mother's body is found, and now someone wants to kill the boy. Can Emily protect the little one? You have to like history to like this book. There were too many details to get me interested in the plot, but I am not a history buff. The characters lack tangible personality. It took me many pages to actually begin to connect with them. This is not a bad book, but it is for a specific reader. If you like history and romance combined, this book is for you. Do not read this book to get to the destination. Savor it and enjoy the ride.
An exciting historical romance May 29, 2008
"A Bride So Fair" by Carol Cox is an incredibly written romantic suspense novel. I love the play on words in the title - Emily is not only beautiful, she works at a fair. At the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, Emily works in the children's building to care for those too young to accompany their parents during the day. Stephen is a Columbian Guard who just met her and can't get her out of his mind. Young Adam has been abandoned by his mother at the fair, and is brought to Emily at the child care facility by Stephen. Then the tangled web of intrigue begins to unfold.
It only took a few pages for me to really engage these characters. I am so impressed with Carol Cox's elegant writing. Her eloquence takes the reader back to the time period of more civilized days gone by. Her humor and vivid description make the novel sparkle! Tiny details of the time period add depth to this beautifully written suspenseful romance! Emily is a strong, yet feminine heroine and Stephen is a compellingly dashing leading man.