Item description for Valiant Bride (Brides of Montclair #1) by Jane Peart...
Overview When Noramary's cousin, Winnie, surprises her family by secretly eloping during the night, Noramary is asked to step into Winnie's place as the bride of Duncan Montrose. Valiant Bride is a historical romance that brings to life a young woman's choice between duty and love.
Publishers Description Noramary came out of the parlor into the hall. Stunned by what she had just heard, she felt slightly light-headed and leaned against the closed door for a moment to steady herself. The shock of Winnie's elopement during the night had been followed by a second -- the staggering request of her foster parents that she step into her errant cousin's place as the bride of Duncan Montrose! 'So you see, my dear, why we must ask this of you?' Aunt Betsy's voice rang in her ears. Noramary closed her eyes, bringing back the scene that had just taken place. As her aunt had explained the dilemma Winnie's irresponsibility had caused and what must now be done, Noramary had sat very still, eyes downcast, hands folded in her lap, hearing but not fully absorbing her aunt's words. Now those same words burst upon her, strong and clear: '--marry Duncan Montrose!' Valiant Bride is a historical romance that brings to life a young woman's choice between duty and love.
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Studio: Zondervan Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.66" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.525 lbs.
Release Date Oct 28, 1989
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
Series Brides Of Montclair
Series Number 1
ISBN 0310669510 ISBN13 9780310669517 UPC 025986669515
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 Valiant Bride (Brides of Montclair #1)?
Valiant Bride-Brides of Montclair Series Apr 8, 2009
Before I purchased this book, I wanted to know what condition it was in and the price, the descriptions of the book's condition was really helpful, it was a little late in arriving but when I e-mailed the person on the other end (I believe it was Tiller Books), was very nice and gave me a timeframe of when it might arrive so I could e-mail back and get issued a refund if I wanted. However the book did finally arrive and it was in good condition as the pre-purchase statement described, it had been read a lot but the cover and pages were in good condition and worth the money I paid for it.
Still entertaining... Jul 17, 2006
I read many of the books in this series when I was in middle-school, being obsessed with romantic & idealistic notions. I sat down to begin re-reading this cute series only to discover that it is still enjoyable, despite some of the rather simplistic ideas & scenarios. This book is great for reading in a couple hours, as well as being a sweet little twinkie.
Noramary loves her childhood best friend, Robert. They intend to announce their engagement to their families once he has completed his education & is settled into his medical practice. However all of her hopes & dreams are dashed when it is discovered that her cousin, engaged to wed the handsome & wealthy Duncan Montrose, eloped with her French tutor. Having been raised by her aunt & uncle as one of their own, Noramary is requested to take her cousin's place as Duncan's bride in order to save the family's finances, as well as their dignity. Seeing no way out, Noramary fulfills her obligations, never realizing that it was in fact she that Duncan had desired ever since their first meeting, not her cousin. What follows is a series of events that would challenge even the most loving & devout bride, let alone a young girl still coping with the loss of her first love & effectively forced into an arranged marriage. Of course, it's all wrapped up quite nicely by the end, & one can hardly remember what all the fuss was about.
Simple & sweet. If you're looking for a fast-food read, this is it.
An Interesting Read Jan 15, 2006
After reading Valiant Bride, I had to purchase the entire series. And, overalll, many of the books have their flaws. Duncan Montrose is a bigot to be sure, and Noramary, his innocent, virtuous wife, loves him in spite of his ignorance. (Foolish man, shoudln't he know if his own wife has been with another man?) This was the main flaw in the otherwise brilliant story. Still, in spite of it, Peart is a magnificent writer.
Good but sad. Nov 23, 2005
I enjoyed this book, but it was pretty sad. She had to marry a man that she didnt love only to have him get mad at her and not talk or have anything to do with her. It did have a good ending and I know that this is not the end of the story.
Valiant Bride Jul 11, 2005
I absolutely adored this book! Normary may have been in love with another man at the time she carried out her duty to save her name and family reputation, but she is very amiable. She has a quiet strength of character that is very hard to find. I found Normary and Duncan so exciting that I finished very quickly.