by Cheryl Bolen

January 2002
ISBN: 0-8217-7247-3
Reviewer Graphic Button Zebra Books
Mass Market Paperback

Six years ago, an angel rescued Thomas Moreland from certain death. Ever since his rescue, Thomas has lived with the memory and the belief that there could be no other woman for him. After amassing his fortune in India, Thomas has come back to England determined to claim his angel, Felicity Harrison, for his own.

Widowed for four years, Felicity still wears mourning black, certain that she will never love again. When Thomas moves into town and informs her that he will settle her familys financial problems if she will use her respected position to introduce his younger sister into society. Felicity, however, has no idea that he is the man that she rescued years ago. Thrust into close proximity with the attractive man and finding him to be a man of honor, Felicity cannot help but wonder if maybe she can love again. Will misunderstandings, jealousy and the truth that Thomas has withheld keep them apart?

At first, The Bride Wore Blue had difficulty grabbing me. Terse sentences and abrupt chapter endings made for choppy reading, but the likeable and emotional characters kept me interested until the dialogue and chapters became smoother, after a few chapters. Secondary characters, along with a secondary romance, brought some added drama and helped the story along. The ending seemed to drag a bit, and the one love scene was so hurried and bland, that I would have been happier if the author would have left it out altogether.

Despite the above issues, I found The Bride Wore Blue, with its engaging characters, to be a pleasant way to spend a rainy afternoon.

Reviewed in March 2002 by Thea.

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