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The Bride Hunt

The Bride Hunt

(2004)
(The second book in the Duncan Sisters Trilogy series)
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From Publishers Weekly
The second entry in Feather's Matchmaker trilogy (following The Bachelor List) is a charming romp through 19th-century London featuring the Duncan sisters, who are trying to hold their family together financially by running a matchmaking service and producing the suffragist scandal sheet The Mayfair Lady. When the paper is sued for libel, Prudence Duncan enlists the help of fierce barrister Sir Gideon Malvern. Gideon is convinced their case is hopeless, but he can't deny the attraction he feels for stubborn, strong-willed Prue. Because she can't afford his fees, Gideon agrees to argue the case if she finds him a suitable bride, but before long, Gideon finds himself as involved with Prue as he is with the Mayfair Lady case. Readers may be surprised by the setting, which is unusual for historical romances; here the automobile and the telephone have already been invented. One amusing scene centers on a drive to the country, which takes three hours in Gideon's car (moving at its top speed of 20 miles an hour). Though this is Prue's story, both Constance and Chastity ably carry their portions of the novel, which will ensure that readers snap up the other two books in the series (each focusing on a sister and conveniently appearing in consecutive months).
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From Booklist
The second installment in Feather's trilogy about the Duncan sisters focuses on Prudence, the most practical of the three. The paper that the sisters publish to maintain their aristocratic lifestyle in early twentieth-century London is being sued for libel by the very man who caused their economic downturn, and Prudence has approached the best lawyer their nonexistent funds can buy. Tenacious barrister Sir Gideon Malvern almost refuses the case until he decides that Prudence herself is a challenge worth taking. She sees Gideon as a disagreeable means to win the suit and offers to find him a bride in exchange for his services. Amused, he agrees. While Prudence tries to figure out what kind of woman will interest the divorced father of a 10-year-old daughter, Gideon tries to discern what kind of woman Prudence really is behind her prim facade. Interesting characters keep the sensual story lively, proving once again why Feather is so very popular. Readers will eagerly anticipate the adventures of the third Duncan sister. Patty Engelmann
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Inside Flap Copy
Hailed for her captivating blend of romance and sensuality, New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has enchanted readers and critics alike. In this second book in her dazzling new trilogy, Constance, Prudence, and Chastity Duncan, London's most charming young matchmakers, are faced with a ruinous lawsuit - and it's up to the brainy, beautiful middle sister to extricate them.

No sooner had the Duncan sisters' Personals service turned a profit than their controversial newspaper, The Mayfair Lady, offended a powerful earl - who is now determined to ruin them with a lawsuit. In dire need of counsel, the women turn to England's most-sought-after young barrister.

Sir Gideon Malvern is notorious for his aggressive style - and his love of a challenge. Spirited Prudence, with her beauty unsuccessfully hidden behind spectacles and frumpy clothes, provides him with exactly that. But how in the world will the Duncan sisters be able to afford Gideon's fee? Prudence proposes a barter: Gideon defends their case; they find him a bride. It's an exchange of services even this most cynical, single barrister can't refuse.

Book Description
Hailed for her captivating blend of romance and sensuality, New York Times bestselling author Jane Feather has enchanted readers and critics alike. In this second book in her dazzling new trilogy, Constance, Prudence, and Chastity Duncan, London's most charming young matchmakers, are faced with a ruinous lawsuit—and it's up to the brainy, beautiful middle sister to extricate them.No sooner had the Duncan sisters' Personals service turned a profit than their controversial newspaper, The Mayfair Lady, offended a powerful earl—who is now determined to ruin them with a lawsuit. In dire need of counsel, the women turn to England's most-sought-after young barrister.Sir Gideon Malvern is notorious for his aggressive style—and his love of a challenge. Spirited Prudence, with her beauty unsuccessfully hidden behind spectacles and frumpy clothes, provides him with exactly that. But how in the world will the Duncan sisters be able to afford Gideon's fee? Prudence proposes a barter: Gideon defends their case; they find him a bride. It's an exchange of services even this most cynical, single barrister can't refuse.

 
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Hardback Editions

August 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: The Bride Hunt
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-58724-724-0 / 978-1-58724-724-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
Title: Bride Hunt
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-4177-1651-7 / 978-1-4177-1651-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

March 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Bride Hunt
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 0-553-58619-X / 978-0-553-58619-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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2004 : USA Paperback
Title: BRIDE HUNT (MISSES DUNCAN, NO 2)
Author(s): JANE FEATHER
ISBN: 0-553-89838-8 / 978-0-553-89838-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Bride Hunt (Duncan Sisters)
Author(s): Jane Feather
ISBN: 1-5113-2034-6 / 978-1-5113-2034-4
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Bride Hunt: The Matchmakers Duncan Sisters Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jane Feather
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Bride Hunt: The Matchmakers Duncan Sisters Trilogy, Book 2
Author(s): Jane Feather
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2004 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Bride Hunt
Author(s): Jane Feather
Publisher: Bantam
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