The first book in Catherine Coulter’s beloved Bride series. Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, marries the wrong woman-only to find himself haunted by a. In a display of what poses as wit in this Regency novel, the first of a trilogy, Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, tells his wife Alexandra that she is “as. The complete series list for – Sherbrooke Brides Catherine Coulter. Series reading order, cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history.

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Coylter must have an heir. Thus, he must first provide himself with the requisite bride. Alexandra Chambers, youngest daughter of the Duke of Beresford, has loved Douglas Sherbrooke since she was fifteen.

Unfortunately, it is her sister, the incomparable Melissande, he wishes to wed. But life never ladles out what one e Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe, is a man besieged. But life never ladles out what one expects, cattherine Douglas finds himself wed to the wrong sister. If having an unwanted wife isn’t enough, he is also plagued cathetine The Virgin Bride, a ghost that is reputedly seen in the countess’s bedchamber. Does the willowy phantom really appear to Douglas? Does she speak to him?

Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published April 1st by Jove first published Douglas SherbrookeAlexandra Chambers. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Sherbrooke Brideplease sign up.

Lists with This Book. Jun 04, Eleanor rated it did not like it. Why do I read these? These men are also described as being really hairy.

I don’t understand the whole wanting to grip heaps of chest hair. They also never describe that he probably has a lot of ass hair as well. Grabbing a fistful of chest hair? Evidently that is sexy, but just once I want a romance novel to talk about her stroking his furred behind. Maybe she could grip the tufts of virile butt hair and tug him closer and closer to her furry mound Ciulter all 19 comments.

Jul 31, Xatherine rated it really liked it Shelves: I’ve read this book twice, once half a lifetime ago when I was a teenager and again this cpulter. It’s interesting the perspective that comes with experience. I still enjoyed the book, but in a different way. As a teenager who wasn’t entirely sure she was supposed to be reading romance at all, I took it at face value and enjoyed the love story.


As an adult, I realized that there is a great deal of satire in here. The author is trying — and now succeeding — at being funny. The setup is completely I’ve read this book twice, once half a lifetime ago when I was a teenager and again this week. The setup is completely ridiculous and draws widely upon couletr cliche.

Sherbrooke Brides Series

A nobleman needs must marry in order to produce an heir. He’s getting old, you know, 29, and the pressure is on. But he doesn’t want to court a woman, so he decides to marry the daughter of a duke who is having financial trouble and agrees to pay him, instead of receiving the usual dowry. But alas, he is called away on a military mission and cannot go to marry the beautiful woman, so he sends his cousin to marry her by proxy.

The cousin marries her for himself instead and marries the beautiful girl’s less attractive by comparison sister by proxy instead. Yes, it’s far-fetched, but just go with it.

The characters are just as over the top as the setup. I plan to read the rest of the series, which seems to have grown substantially — I only read the first 3 as a teen. I recommend this to romance readers who don’t necessarily have to take things too seriously. This book has a tragi-comic undertone, hugely angsty but making light of it.

And this very treatment keeps you jumpy, antsy and hooked! And the H hankers This book has a tragi-comic undertone, hugely angsty but making light of it. And the H hankers after her till almost the end! The H cannot refuse and sends his cousin to marry the girl in his stead some accepted olden practice and bring his bride back to him.

Of course, the H is hopping mad now. A fisticuff ensues with both the girls jumping in as well making it a free for all – like a cartoon movie scene. It left me very amused, very confused and very troubled. And thus the tone of the book is set!

So my review might seem to be all about the sister till now…. She has a real bad time of it – rejected, abused, blamed and used as well. View all 9 comments. May 24, Vintage rated it liked it Shelves: I’m glad I did because after a truly disastrous start, the book, hero and heroine hit their stride and improved. The reviewers weren’t kidding when they said the two brothers compared how many bastards they had.

I think I’m going to be sick. CC never pulls punches on the ick factor, does she? Okay, I did finish it, and applaud CC for redeeming the hero. He certainly does become besotted with the heroine’s I almost DNF’d, but ended up re-reading due to GR friends reviews and dived back in. He certainly does become besotted with the heroine’s bust if nothing else. I will warn you that if you have a problem with cruel heroes, then stay away as this one crosses some boundaries.


View all 4 comments. Sin embargo, es importante que se me someta por completo. I reviewed this book for my blog www. Some people agreed with me [ In rereading my review of that book, I admit to being a bit harsh; however I still stand behind my words. This being a New Ye I reviewed this book for my blog www. I read this book years, years AND years ago.

This was her first novel in the Bride Trilogy. I understand that there are a few more stories of their children, but I have not read any. First book introduces us to all Sherbrooke’s, but it’s the story of Douglas Sherbrooke, Earl of Northcliffe. This was one arrogant, crude, rude, and utterly loving tyrant of a man. He is one of those heroes that we hate to love and we try very hard to put up with all his rude, autocratic behavior only because deep down in our hearts we know that only love motivates this man to put up with all the weirdness and antics this family dishes up for him.

Only love for his brother Ryder would motivate our hero to put up with their quarterly “bastard meetings”. Only love would keep him from not murdering his cousin Tony for taking the only woman he EVER considered marrying. Douglas in the end of the book becomes, or grows I should say, into a fully fledged hero we knew him to be from the beginning. Alexandra Chambers is a sweet, loveable albeit plain, and yet very strong young woman who loved this man since she was fifteen.

From the beginning of this story, I was frustrated with her meek behavior and I rooted for her to stand up and fight her man-for her man! And just when I thought she’s down for the count, she picks herself up, and boy does she come up swinging! I greatly anticipated Douglas’ downfall!

Oh, and he did fall! In rereading this story, I got reminded about why CC’s books appealed to me. The book is very well written with rich and engaging three-dimensional characters. A good dose of humor and a little intrigue added to it, and viola, we have a first-rate romance novel! Some might say that the sex scenes were graphic, but to me they were entertaining and tastefully written.

I got a kick out of Douglas’ loss of control of his passion for Alex. It’s nice to see a man lose control once in a while, don’t you think? All in all, a very good read. As I neared the end of this book, I decided to go ahead and reread all four of the Bride series and I was so glad I did.