A Perfect Bride (Sterling Trilogy, #1)



A Perfect Bride (Sterling Trilogy, #1) Perfectly Marvelous Devon St James Must Surely Be Dreaming She Closes Her Eyes In London S Poorest Slum, And Awakens Wrapped In Fine Linens Staring Into The Eyes Of The Most Gorgeous Man She Has Ever Seen Sebastian Sterling, Marquess Of Thurston, Is Clearly Shocked To Have A Girl From The Streets In His Bed, Though The Heat Of The Desire Burning In His Gaze Is Unmistakable But If He Believes Devon Will Easily Submit, He Is Quite Mistaken What The Devil Has He DoneIt S Bad Enough Their Family Is Already Mired In Scandal, Now Sebastian Has To Deal With The Exquisite Young Beauty In Rags He Had Impetuously Carried Into His Home Worse Still, The Lady Is Driving The Serious, Responsible Marquess To Distraction With Her Fiery Spirit And Breathtaking Sensuality But Perhaps, Just Perhaps, With Some Of Sebastian S Private Schooling, This Low Born Enchantress Can Learn Refinement And Manners And Be Miraculously Transformed From Merely His Passionate Obsession Into A Perfect Bride

Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations being a writer was never one of them When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer That soon changed happened a lot during those pre teen years when she decided archaeology was in her future Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations being a writer was never one of them When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer That soon changed happened a lot during those pre teen years when she decided archaeology was in her future Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before long, nursing beckoned courtesy of the Cherry Ames series In college, she set her sights on teaching history, then briefly entertained the notion of becoming a flight attendant, only to discover she did not like to fly Having been raised in a family of avid readers, she was rarely without a book in hand Her tastes were rather eclectic She got hooked on the Doc Savage series and Edgar Rice Burroughs after her older brother finished them, in her teen years, moved on to Agatha Christie, Daphne DuMaurier, and Phyllis A Whitney In the meantime, the right guy came along They met on a semi blind date at an office Christmas party She was told he wanted to go out with her, and he was told she wanted to go out with him Six months later, the U.S Army shipped him off to Germany and she wrote faithfully at least three times a week she often jokes this was the start of her writing career Marriage followed, as well as three daughters Samantha left the detective work to her husband and turned her attention to raising their girls When her youngest was six months old, two things happened 1 she read Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain and scrambled to find every historical romance she could lay her hands on 2 her older brother revealed he was writing and submitting his short stories to big name magazines As he put it, I ve been rejected by the best of em The seed was planted Rejection was a dreaded word, but Samantha figured, Well, if he can take it, so can I That summer, she wrote not one book, but three longhand, in a notebook, during naptime Bedtime Any time she could The burning desire to write was a long time in coming she was nearing thirty by then but she discovered that once she set pen to paper, she couldn t stop Those three manuscripts did get the dreaded rejection letter they re still languishing somewhere in her attic , but she finally hit pay dirt with her fourth Samantha s brother promptly proposed collaborating on a fantasy together alas, still unwritten Nowadays, she s firmly convinced she s the queen of rejected titles for her books She s only managed to retain two original titles thus far, but writing is indeed a dream come trueTo date, her books have been published in numerous foreign countries her daughters number one choice for show and tell were always the foreign editions of Mom s books Known for her heartfelt, emotionally charged three hanky reads , her books have been nominated for numerous awards, and have consistently hit the bestseller lists Maybe someday she ll do that fantasy romance collaboration with her brother For now, she s having a great time spinning dramatic, passionate tales of old

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • A Perfect Bride (Sterling Trilogy, #1)
  • Samantha James
  • 18 May 2018
  • 0060006617

10 thoughts on “A Perfect Bride (Sterling Trilogy, #1)

  1. Shawna says:

    5 stars Historical Regency RomanceThis was my first read by Samantha James and I loved it It s definitely my favorite of the Perfect Sterling trilogy, all of which I enjoyed I was in desperate need of a feel good romance, and this definitely hit the spot It s reminiscent of My Fair Lady and Cinderella and also reminded me a little of Julia Quinn s An Offer From a Gentleman, which is one of my favorites in the Bridgertons series yet the story and characters seem wholly original as well 5 stars Historical Regency RomanceThis was my first read by Samantha James and I loved it It s definitely my favorite of the Perfect Sterling trilogy, all of which I enjoyed I was in desperate need of a feel good romance, and this definitely hit the spot It s reminiscent of My Fair Lady and Cinderella and also reminded me a littl...

  2. Susanne says:

    Updated after re read 16 1 1This book is such a hidden gem Just as good the second time around It made me a very very happy girl I loved everything about it Devon St Clair is a bastard daughter who grew up with her mother in St Giles Despite this, she promised that she would never steal, beg or whore and she s managed to survive with her innocence intact One night she is attacked by two ruffians and she stabs one of them to get away and he stabs her back She s left bleeding in the str Updated after re read 16 1 1This book is such a hidden gem Just as good the second time around It made me a very very happy girl I loved everything about it Devon St Clair is a bastard daughter who grew up with her mother in St Giles Despite this, she promised that she would never steal, beg or whore and she s managed to survive with her innocence intact One night she is attac...

  3. Kit★ says:

    I was craving a good historical romance, and this definitely worked for me I was intrigued by the premise, poor girl taken from St Giles, the worst slum in London, by a rich, handsome lord, how will they make it work, because, y know, lords aren t supposed to marry poor slum girls But since this is a romance, I knew it would end well, and the journey was great Devon St James is the heroine, in the beginning, she s working in a tavern, dealing with all these grubby guys groping on her, tryin I was craving a good historical romance, and this definitely worked for me I was intrigued by the premise, poor girl taken from St Giles, the worst slum in London, by a rich, handsome lord, how will they make it work, because, y know, lords aren t supposed to marry poor slum girls But since this is a romance, I...

  4. Desi says:

    Le do en Noviembre de 2009Me gust bastante trama atrapante

  5. ChloeLeeNH says:

    I don t know what took me so long to read this book I used to read her medievals but I really loved this book There was something very endearing about the h h I can t wait to get to the second book in the series

  6. Nisha says:

    Unexpectedly endearing I love both the hero and heroine Sebastian is wonderful, with his protective manly self along with his sensitive side I love it all Devon I loved her name is a poor girl, who happens to be a bastard daughter to a peer Either way, she is on the wrong side of the track until Sebastian rescues her and tends her They have a great interaction which is important because they were mostly in only each others company, except the sparse intervals with Justin or Dumpling and Unexpectedly endearing I love both the hero and heroine Sebastian is wonderful, with his protective manly self along with his sensitive side I love it all Devon I loved her name is a poor girl, who happens to be a bastard daughter to a peer Either way, she is on the wrong side of the track until Sebastian rescues her and tends her They have a great interaction wh...

  7. Splage says:

    A very sweet, charming book that could be a Disney movie, probably PG 13 because of a few scenes at the end of the book It was a mixture of My Fair Lady the heroine, Devon, is poor, alone in the world, and dirty and beaten after she was just robbed She has figured out how to stay alive in her situation and keep the good morals her mother had taught her, but she has dreams to get out of this horrible life and move to the other other side of the tracks where she belongs I was raised on musical A very sweet, charming book that could be a Disney movie, probably PG 13 because of a fe...

  8. Yelania Nightwalker says:

    Le a esta autora sin conocerla y no me arrepiento, me ha dado un buen romance hist rico que destaca sobre los ya muchos que he le do y ocupa un puesto especial en mi estanter a Quiero los siguientes libros ya

  9. Saly says:

    I really liked this historical I love the stories where the perfect hero fall for someone they aren t supposed to and how deeply they fall.

  10. Eve Hart says:

    Another re read I first read this book early 2000s, and I liked it then, which is why I wanted to re read it Good story, passionate prose, overly emotional heroine what s with all the weepy females , and an emotionally stunted hero.I enjoyed it Will most likely read it again.

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