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The Marriage Bed

(1996)
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Set on the Williamson Farm in 1897 Wisconsin, we are introduced to Olivia and Spencer on their wedding night.  Spencer's life has been beset with tragedy; Olivia is his second wife and a poor consolation prize for a man whose family was torn from him by Scarlet Fever.  Olivia has been a friend and neighbor to him throughout his life and she has been in love with Spencer for as long as she can remember.  Now she only wants to make him happy again and to help replace some of what he has lost.  Fighting his growing love for Olivia, Spencer makes terrible and hurtful mistakes, pushing Olivia away before he is finally able to court his wife and to accept the love she offers-- and to give love in return.

Genre: Historical Romance

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April 1996 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Marriage Bed
Author(s): Stephanie Mittman
ISBN: 0-440-22182-X / 978-0-440-22182-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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