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The Spring Bride

“Treat yourself to some super reads from a most talented writer.”

—
Romance Reviews Today

“For fabulous Regency flavor, witty and addictive, you can't go past Anne Gracie.”

—Stephanie Laurens, bestselling author

PRAISE FOR ANNE GRACIE'S NOVELS

The Winter Bride

“A delightful, emotionally complex romance . . . A romantic winner, with Gracie's typical witty charm and sweeping emotion.”

—
Kirkus Reviews

“Exquisitely written, perfectly plotted.”

—
Library Journal
(starred review)

“Gracie continues the charming seasonal saga of the four Chance sisters . . . with this thoughtful and tender Regency.”

—
Publishers Weekly

“The Chance sisters are living a dream, and readers will be thrilled to be there with them. Gracie has created a wonderful cast of characters, from the sisters themselves to their benefactress and servants . . . The lively dialogue and tender emotions compel readers to relish every moment.”

—
RT Book Reviews
(Top Pick)

The Autumn Bride

“Gracie charms and entices with this launch of the Regency-era Chance Sisters series . . . Layers of secrets and deft characterization make for a deep, rich story that will leave readers starry-eyed.”

—
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)

“Historical romance author Gracie is known for her nuanced, unconventional characters and rich, original plot lines. This book, first of a planned quartet, doesn't disappoint. A complex, charming heartwarmer that celebrates love, brave heroines and the miracle of second chances.”

—
Kirkus Reviews

“I honestly can't remember the last time I've enjoyed a book quite this much . . . I predict
The Autumn Bride
is going to be
the
book to add to the TBR list of historical romance fans everywhere.”

—
Night Owl Reviews

Bride by Mistake

“The always terrific Anne Gracie outdoes herself with
Bride by Mistake
 . . . Gracie created two great characters, a high-tension relationship and a wonderfully satisfying ending. Not to be missed!”

—Mary Jo Putney,
New York Times
bestselling author

“Another [of] Ms. Gracie's character-rich, fiery tales filled with emotion and passion leavened by charm and wit.”

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Romance Reviews Today

The Accidental Wedding

“With her signature superbly nuanced characters, subtle sense of wit and richly emotional writing, Gracie puts her distinctive stamp on a classic Regency plot.”

—
Chicago Tribune

“Anne Gracie's writing dances that thin line between always familiar and always fresh . . .
The Accidental Wedding
is warm and sweet, tempered with bursts of piquancy and a dash or three of spice.”

—
New York Journal of Books

“Gracie takes conventions of the romance novel that have been done to death—amnesia, injured hero, heroine who does too much—and turns them into a story that is fresh and new and interesting . . . A near-perfect read.”

—
All About Romance

“A finely crafted tale, with just the right amount of sexuality.”

—
Library Journal

“Anne Gracie does it again:
The Accidental Wedding
is funny, charming and completely endearing . . . There are some authors I pick up when I just want some comfort at the end of a long day. Anne Gracie is one of them.”

—
Night Owl Reviews

“A fairy tale any girl would love. Two people, likely to never know love, find each other to make the perfect match in this extraordinary love story. Anne Gracie's writing is historical romance at its best . . . [It's]
a delightful and fanciful novel that is charmingly romantic and sure to mesmerize you long after you've read it!”

—
The Season

“Gracie has created some of the best heroines in romance fiction . . . Nobody is better than Anne Gracie at evoking tears and laughter within a single story.”

—
The Romance Dish

To Catch a Bride

“Threaded with charm and humor . . . [An] action-rich, emotionally compelling story . . . It is sure to entice readers.”

—
Library Journal
(starred review)

“A fascinating twist on the girl-in-disguise plot . . . With its wildly romantic last chapter, this novel is a great antidote to the end of the summer.”

—Eloisa James,
New York Times
bestselling author

“Anne Gracie at her best, with a dark and irresistible hero, a rare and winsome heroine and a ravishing romance. Catch a copy now! One of the best historical romances I've read in ages.”

—Mary Jo Putney,
New York Times
bestselling author

“Swiftly moving . . . Appealing and unconventional . . . Will captivate readers.”

—
RT Book Reviews
(4 stars)

“There is so much I liked about this one, it's hard to find a place to start.”

—
All About Romance

“It was loveable and laugh-out-loud, full of heart and of memorable and interesting characters.”

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Errant Dreams Reviews

“One of the difficulties of reviewing a favorite author is running out of superlatives. An Anne Gracie novel is guaranteed to have heart and soul, passion, action, and sprinkles of humor and fun.”

—
Romance Reviews Today

His Captive Lady

“With tenderness, compassion, and a deep understanding of the era, Gracie touches readers on many levels with her remarkable characters and intense exploration of their deepest human needs. Gracie is a great storyteller.”

—
RT Book Reviews
(4½ stars, Top Pick)

“Once again, author Anne Gracie has proven what an exceptionally gifted author is all about . . . Absolutely one of the best romances I've read this year!”

—
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S Kwips and Kritiques

The Stolen Princess

“Anne Gracie's talent is as consistent as it is huge. I highly recommend
The Stolen Princess
and look forward to the rest of the series.”

—
Romance Reviews Today

“Anne Gracie always delivers a charming, feel-good story with enchanting characters. I love all of Ms. Gracie's stories and
The Stolen Princess
is no exception. It stole my heart, as it will yours.”

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Fresh Fiction

Berkley Sensation titles by Anne Gracie

The Merridew Sisters

THE PERFECT RAKE

THE PERFECT WALTZ

THE PERFECT STRANGER

THE PERFECT KISS

The Devil Riders

THE STOLEN PRINCESS

HIS CAPTIVE LADY

TO CATCH A BRIDE

THE ACCIDENTAL WEDDING

BRIDE BY MISTAKE

The Chance Sisters

THE AUTUMN BRIDE

THE WINTER BRIDE

THE SPRING BRIDE

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THE SPRING BRIDE

A Berkley Sensation Book / published by arrangement with the author

Copyright © 2015 by Anne Gracie.

Excerpt from
The Autumn Bride
by Anne Gracie copyright © 2013 by Anne Gracie.

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eBook ISBN:978-0-698-14301-2

PUBLISHING HISTORY

Berkley Sensation mass-market edition / June 2015

Cover art by Aleta Rafton (Lott Reps).

Cover design by George Long.

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

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In memory of Winnie Salisbury (née Winnie Williams) who many years ago showed me the beautiful North Wales of her childhood and youth.

And with thanks, as always, to my writing friends in whom I'm so blessed.

Contents

Praise for Anne Gracie's novels

Berkley Sensation titles by Anne Gracie

Title Page

Copyright

Dedication

Prologue

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

Chapter Twenty-one

Chapter Twenty-two

Chapter Twenty-three

Chapter Twenty-four

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