Item description for Ransomed Bride (Brides of Montclair, Book 2) by Jane Peart...
Overview "I won't lose you now!" said Cam in a voice ragged with emotion. The moon moved across the sky from behind the sheltering trees, and suddenly the two of them were enveloped in moonlight. "I love you, and yet I know I have no right to speak to you of this. I'm not free. I'm engaged--" "Oh, Cam, don't!" she begged. "It cannot be. It is too late. There is no way--" A tremor coursed through her -- a premonition of danger. This was madness, she knew. The two were as much star-crossed lovers as Romeo and Juliet, theirs as forbidden a love by all the same barriers of family, church, and honor. "There has to be a way. There must be. We'll find a way!" Cam declared as he drew her into his arms. "Cam, let me go. We must forget this ever happened." "How can we?" he asked in anguish. Ransomed Bride is a historical romance that brings to life a young couple's choice between duty and love.
Publishers Description In this sequel to Valiant Bride, Lorabeth Whitaker flees England and an undesirable marriage engagement. Book 2 in the Brides of Montclair historical romance series.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1989
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Brides of Montclair
Series Number 2
ISBN 0310669618 ISBN13 9780310669616
Availability 0 units.
More About Jane Peart
Jane Peart was a best-selling novelist in both the secular and Christian markets. Her beloved Brides of Montclair Series is one of the longest continuous series on the market. She also published the American Quilts Series, and the Orphan Train Trilogy.
Jane Peart currently resides in Fortuna, in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ransomed Bride (Brides of Montclair, Book 2)?
Ransomed Bride Jul 11, 2005
Different people live different lives and Lorabeth is no exception. She is accepted in the warm-loving home of the Cameron's after leaving England. Lorabeth is sweet while hiding a her secret arrival. While falling for her cousin, her grandmother is match-making with a suitable family. A little bright and cheery.
A Delightful Book Mar 19, 2005
The romance between Lorabeth and Cameron did develop rather quickly and without a lot of reasoning behind it, but still, I was happy with the story-line and captivated by this young couple. The author did a great job convincing me that these two loved each other. But...it wasn't hard to figure out the ending; what else could it be? There was too much warmth and love in Cameron's family to alter anything there.
I Loved It... Mar 19, 2005
This is my first book by this author as well and I found little fault with the story or the characters. I thought Cameron was adorably cute and Lorabeth was sweet and loyal. True, there wasn't a whole lot of substance but I enjoyed the romance between this couple. It was refreshingly sweet.
Okay. Doesn't live up to other Jane Peart titles. Aug 29, 2002
I am a big fan of Jane Peart, however, this book was not as good as her others. Attractive Lorabeth flees England to escape the clutches of her dominant mother. She believes in true love and is determined to avoid a hideous arranged marriage. She finds solace and comfort in her grandmother's home, however, I felt the romance between Lorabeth and her first cousin Cameron, to be forced and contrived. The romance didn't develop naturally as in most romance novels. However, I did think the author did well in describing the scenery.
OK, but too syrupy and too little anything else! Nov 4, 2000
Lorabeth fled from an arranged marriage in England, only to arrive at the Virginia home of a grandmother she had never met. She was a total stranger due to the scandalous elopement of her mother some 20 years prior. Hoping to become a member of a "real" family, instead she falls helplessly and hopelessly in love with her first cousin, Cameron Montrose whom she had never known. The entire book revolves primarily around their complicated, clandestine romance which continues even after both of them are betrothed to another person.
If there is one surprise that Peart is able to pull off, it is when Lorabeth's mother is invited to Virginia to attend her wedding to the son of a wealthy family, hence - two famous Virginia families united by a marriage. The results are a nice, surprising twist.
Since this was my first Jane Peart book, I started with a blank slate...and sincerely hope this is not her best work - it contained way too much romance, and way too little history and Christian influence. However, in fairness to Peart, I will definitely try another book or two before forming a lasting opinion.