Book Tour Review & Contest: His Jilted Bride by Rose Gordon


His Jilted Bride by Rose Gordon
Series: Banks Brothers’ Brides (# 3)
Release Date: January 27, 2013
Publisher:   Night Shift Publishing
Pages: 236
Source:   book provided by the author for review

It’s her wedding day and there is no groom in sight. But why should Amelia Brice be surprised? Hiram, Lord Friar is known for having no gentleman’s honor to speak of and his jilting her on their wedding day makes it official.

Elijah Banks cannot allow his childhood friend to continue to be shamed this way. It’s been almost an hour past the time when the wedding was to start, and that bounder still hasn’t shown up. Unable to sit still a second longer, Elijah does the only thing that seems logical from where he stands: kidnap the bride and marry her himself in order to escape this scandal with one far more forgiving for a young lady’s reputation.

The only trouble is, she has a secret…but so does he; hers is big…but his is bigger.


Review: I am so happy that I decided to read this book. I have read several by this author before and I loved them.

I couldn’t imagine what I would do if I had past out at a costume ball and woke up the next morning on a strange bed and my clothes half way off. I would be ashamed and I wouldn’t want to show my face. That isn’t what Amelia does. She decides to marry the guy who really makes her stomach sick. Even though she had been waiting on true love and the one she loved just wouldn’t give her the time of day.

Elijah Banks has been in love with Amelia for awhile. Even though she used to run around trying to kiss him when she was younger and he didn’t want anything to do with her. Needless to say that when he got older he changed his mind like his father warned him he would.

This story was well written and I couldn’t help but laugh. You could tell that these two were meant to be together and you just wanted to say enough already and just admit your feelings to each other. That wouldn’t have made a great story line so we got to enjoy it a little more. I was beginning to think that they both would never reveal their secrets to each other.

Every time I read a book by this author I am drawn in more and more. She just weaves her stories so well that I get so into them. I enjoy the play between the characters. She always makes sure that you get some laughs out of her stories and every one of her characters are strong and know how to take care of things. They have spunk and you just know that you will get a great story.

I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves a great historical and enjoys the romance between a great couple.


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Rose is giving away a $100 Amazon gift card to a random commenter on the tour.  To be entered, please leave a meaningful comment and your email address.  

39 thoughts on “Book Tour Review & Contest: His Jilted Bride by Rose Gordon

  1. Mary Preston says:

    Thank you for your review. I can tell that you enjoyed this story a great deal. I’m sure I will too.


  2. Hmmm…maybe since it was a costume ball no one would know it was me so I could pretend it never happened? Lol Poor girl though…that’s like a death sentence at that time period!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  3. Rose Gordon is one of those authors that I just keep meaning to read. I even have one of her books on my Kindle. This very convincing review will make my take the plunge. I love a contrived marriage story and this one sounds delightful.

  4. Amanda D says:

    You might be the first reviewer that’s mentioned getting a laugh from her books. That or my brain hasn’t had enough coffee yet and I’ve forgotten. I always get a laugh from her books. It’s one of the many things I like. First character that comes to mind that really made me laugh was Liberty’s dad in her and Paul’s story. It’s a good thing Paul is fell in love and is forgiving. Thanks for the review and I’m looking forward to getting to this story.

  5. Karen H in NC says:

    Thanks for your review. I’ve been reading reviews on Amazon for several of Rose’s books and it seems to run love ’em or hate ’em. Not too much middle ground. I have one of her books on my Kindle but haven’t read it yet. But I think I’ll enjoy her work. I like a story that can make me laugh…and cry.

    Last day of the tour. It’s been a lot of fun following and learning more about Rose and her work.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  6. Emma says:

    His Jilted Bride sounds wonderful.Can’t wait to read this book.Thanks for your review. Please enter me in contest. Thank you for the opportunity to win .augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  7. Leanna H says:

    This sounds like a great book. I love the idea of the jilted bride’s msle friend coming to her rescue. What are their secrets? Are they already in love with each other?

  8. Maria D. says:

    This sounds like a really good historical romance – Amelia sounds like she’s responsible and somewhat of an independent woman – almost a little bit modern and Elijah sounds like the kind of friend you really want to have. I love how he’s willing to step up to the plate for her. On a side note – love the cover – it really makes me think of a summer wedding.

    Thanks for the giveaway

    junegirl63 at gmail dot com

  9. martha lawson says:

    Well, Miss Gordon is a new to me author – I love finding them. After reading the blurb and your review, I will be putting this one on the wishlist. I love the “kidnapping” aspect of the book. Sounds really good.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  10. Marcy Shuler says:

    This sounds like a great book. I enjoy stories of young love even if it’s not reciprocated at the time. LOL


  11. Crystal Newman says:

    I really loved this book and I just want to say thank you for letting me review it Rose! Can’t wait for even more great books in the future.

  12. Joye says:

    Enjoyed reading the review. I like stories that have secrets in them…it’s fun to try to figure out what the secrets are and to see how they will influence the story.

  13. JackieW says:

    I read so many mysteries/thrillers that it is good to read romances once in awhile; especially ones with some humor in them. I think I would enjoy your book.

  14. June M. says:

    I love romances, but have not read any of Ms. Gordon’s books yet. I will have to change this though because I love stories that will make me laugh, and I love friends to lover stories.

  15. Catherine says:

    Rose is a new to me author; but, based on this review, I’ll have to check out her books.
    Rose…For someone who is new to your books, is there one that you’d recommend I start with? As a librarian, I’m always looking for “new-to-me” authors that I can recommend to my readers. That’s why I love these blog tours.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  16. Crystal B says:

    Great review Crystal! I really enjoyed this book too! Rose Gordon is a really talented author that I can’t seem to get enough of. I too laughed my way through this one.

    Mindaf @

  17. Shannon Bereza says:

    What a great review! I haven’t read this author yet,but after following this blog tour I have definitely decided to check out her books. I just started the Scandalous Sisters series and I’m loving it already! sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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