The Secret Bride

The Secret Bride

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ElleMcKenna By ElysseMcKenna Updated Aug 12, 2017


When Charlotte's father dies, she travels to London to seek employment, to save her family from destitution. 
  Once hired temporaryly by the wealthy and ill Lady Wellington, Charlotte becomes curious about her only son, Edmund who joined the militia several years prior without returning home until Charlotte writes him a letter telling him of his mother's failing health.
  It isn't long until Lady Wellington begins playing matchmaker in hopes of finding a bride for her son to no avail. 
  When suddenly Charlotte receives a letter from her mother telling her that her brother was injured in an accident and can no longer farm the land. Charlotte terrified of her family's welfare announces that she must return home to help her family possibly move. Once Charlotte returns home she gets a distressing letter that sends her back to the Wellington Estate . When she returns  Edmund proposes unexpectedly, offering a marriage of convenience, which seems to be the answer her families prayers until a secret is discovered that could destroy everything that she holds dear.

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spanishreader spanishreader Apr 23, 2017
Is the photo from the begining of the chapter an actress from a movie ? If so, can someone tell me from which one?
Your story is nice. It is like a historical romance fiction book. I read those all the time and this reminds me of that.I pretty sure by the end of this book I will love it.
ctreads ctreads Dec 12, 2017
I would take out the second it was then that... In this paragraph you could just start that sentence with...The door opened ......  I like it so far :)
LoraLea44 LoraLea44 Jun 16, 2016
I really like your writing style! This story definitely sounds interesting! :)
miss_yoncee_ok miss_yoncee_ok Jul 30, 2016
I love romantic historical fiction too...if u know a nice romantic historical fiction then please do let me know too....
Carroll71 Carroll71 Sep 13, 2016
I love the flow of the first chapter. It is a sign of more wonderful chapters to come. Simply splendid!