"A warm Regency romance"
Mothers of young ladies, who did not take during their
first season turn to THE BRIDEMAKER, widow Hester Poitvant
to perform miracles. Hester always seems to succeed
regardless of the physical, emotional, or mental handicap
of her client though sometimes the overbearing parent can
be cause for alarm.
Her current class includes reticent and overweight Dulcie
Bennett, whose mother and brother are obnoxious. Dulcie
finds American businessman Adrian Hawke quite attractive,
but her family snubs him as being born on the wrong side of
the sheets. Hester knows he is using Dulcie to get at her
brother and begs Adrian to not hurt her student who she
cares for way beyond a fee. Adrian misinterprets Hester's
pleading, feeling she thinks he is beneath her. As he
tries to uncover the secrets of Hester, Adrian falls in
love. However she cannot afford love with anyone as her
mother has a reputation that makes Hester beneath Adrian.
THE BRIDEMAKER is a warm Regency romance starring two
delightful lead characters who "inherit" baggage way beyond
their years. The story line is loaded with joy as Adrian
begins to peel the rose. Each time he thinks he has
completed his mission, a new petal needs unwrapping
including the identity of the late husband who know one
recalls meeting. Dulcie is a fine person who proves that
nature protects the kindhearted from the nasty though her
mother and brother are more caricature snobs than family.
Rexanne Becnel makes reading fun with this tale and her
other pleasant "Maker" novels.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted October 10, 2002