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Today, let’s talk about Catherine Coulter’s Bride series, featuring the Sherbrooke family. Ms. Coulter (I just cannot call her “Catherine,” it would be much too forward of me…) is one of THE most talented and riveting authors I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Her humor and wit are a hallmark of her stories. If you have ever read her works, then you know what I mean because each one is truly unforgettable.
One of a myriad reasons Catherine Coulter is my hero is due to the fact that she writes in multiple genres. She has an intense and satisfying FBI Series, each novel features returning characters from a previous book. It’s non-stop action, mysteries and romance. Definitely check them out. Ms. Coulter also has contemporary romance, as well as a diverse historical series selection…check those out as well.
Ahem, now, on to our Feature…
The Sherbrooke Bride introduces us to Douglas Sherbrooke. As head of the family, he must marry and produce an heir; a typical conflict for the Regency male. I was hooked right from the start by this intriguing and down to earth family. Alexandra Chambers is our heroine, and also happens to be madly in love with Douglas…unfortunately, he’s chosen her sister to marry. Eek! Somehow, by the time they exchange the “I Do’s,” Doug finds himself married to the wrong lass…what’s an Earl to do?
Next, you’ll journey to Jamaica in The Hellion Bride, which gives us Ryder Sherbrooke – a first-rate rake with some pretty heavy secrets, and Sophia Stanton-Greville. Sophia is used to men falling at her feet in adoration and satisfying her every whim, so imagine her surprise when Ryder simply does not comply. And, c’mon, Jamaica? Can you get more romantic?
Finally, it’s Sinjun’s turn. Sinjun Sherbrooke, the charming and adorable younger sister of Douglas and Ryder, manages to convince Colin Kinross to elope with her, which isn’t too difficult a task since he just happens to have need of an heiress. They travel to Scotland where they marry and settle in Colin’s drafty, old castle. Did I mention there were ghosts? Oh yes, there are ghosts…
The Bride series is actually fairly long, 10 books total, with another coming out in the fall. Why don’t I give you some time to get through these first three before I move on to the rest? Oh, and mark your calendars, the latest Sherbrooke novel scheduled to release this November is Prince of Ravenscar. Now that sounds like fun!
Check out Catherine Coulter’s entire works here.
So talk to me. Have you read Catherine Coulter before? Which book was your favorite? What book or books have you read recently that you just couldn’t put down? Share…you never know who you might inspire!