A Bride Most Begrudging. Written by Deeanne Gist Review by Marcia K. Matthews. In the 17th century, women were indentured as “tobacco brides” to Virginia. 13 Sep Readers who are getting tired of the ubiquitous history lite Regency-set historical romance will want to read Deeanne Gist’s A Bride Most. Do You Believe in Love at First Fight? Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The “tobacco brides” will be on.

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The dialogue was period-specific enough to sound genuine without being so stiff — This really was a lovely story. And she was smart too!

A Bride Most Begrudging — Deeanne Gist

This is all very true to the period — the colonies were run on religious principles. MeanieCaskieGranny AppersonWoodrum There should have been much more study done. I felt that all else took side issue to their sexual tension, and that bothered me. Apr 18, Tito rated it liked bried Shelves: Plus sometimes the main characters seemed dense to me.

What he ends up with is a wife—a feisty redhead who claims she is Lady Constance Morrow, daughter of an Mmost, brought to America against her will. Which is part of the fun for me; I like those scenes. Even though they are forced to marry he agrees not to be intimate with her and to help her contact her father.


A favorite among readers and reviewers alike, her popular titles include It Happened at the Fair and Fair Play. Constance was a sassy sweetheart. Negrudging the warriors didn’t come up with overtures of peace. The only inaccurate part I can think of was the use of the New King James Bible, which wouldn’t be invented for over three hundred years.

The price of a wife is pounds of tobacco. In fact I find myself thinking about what life would have been like in early Jamestown What else can I say? There was danger and disease constantly at hand, and death was no stranger. The characters believe, and they pray, and they refer to God a few times, but only in a way that fits with their characters, the setting and the time period.

Paperbackpages. Romance — Deeanne definitely handled the romance with wonderful expertise.

He was so funny and kind. The secondary characters were fully drawn and provided depth to the tale. Well I confess this one wasn’t all that much of a stretch – considering how religious the majority of the colonisers in the Americas were, references to s are more historically accurate than lecturing, and not at all out of place.


The things that might have made this “Christian” fiction seemed totally normal to me; like saying or quoting psalms, looking up things in the Bible in order to understand what a person should do, or honoring both marriage vows and the sanctity of the intimate relationship within marriage.

I don’t mean bad words. She begtudging shifts between the present story line while interweaving the back-story that truly makes the reader understand and sympathize with the actions of the characters. Second, the Indian attack.

A Bride Most Begrudging

Mar 13, TJ rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 02, Jeannette Garcia rated it it was ok. Betrayed by his first love, his second dying. I question the historically accuracy of that. John Smith and his men insisted on fair dealings. That is of course a part of the natural state of things, but these two seem to have started lusting for each other and enjoying fantasizing about deep kisses, etc, from moment one.