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A Kiss Before the Wedding

A Pembroke Palace Short Story
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Series: Pembroke Palace, Book .5
Length: 1 hr and 2 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Lady Adelaide is engaged to be married to a duke, but sometimes the heart creates a new destiny...

Lady Adelaide Robins, the charming and beautiful daughter of an impoverished earl, was raised on the foggy moors of Yorkshire. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine she would travel to London, capture the heart of a duke, and receive a proposal of marriage. Is she ready for a life of luxury and privilege as a duchess? Or will her heart forever belong to another?

William Thomas, the second son of a Yorkshire viscount, is about to be disowned for his unbecoming ambitions to become a medical doctor. But what does it matter if he can have the woman he loves at his side? Determined to finally claim the hand of Lady Adelaide, his lifelong beloved, William is shocked to discover that she has accepted a marriage proposal from a duke. With the wedding only days away, will he be able to win back her heart?

©2012 Julianne MacLean (P)2014 Julianne MacLean

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  • 🌿🌸Susynne🌸🌿
  • 20-04-15

Short....sweet.

Very short.... a little drama....nice.

NARRATOR : As usual she doesn't disappoint.

CREDITWORTHY : only if your foolish enough to realize it costs less then a credit does! Just pay for it! (on sale)

HEAT FACTOR : None. One kiss, some vague wedding night talk.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 07-08-14

Short Story but nice addition to the series

Although there were times I thought this short story didn't seem to follow what we had learned about Adelaide and William over the series of books, I still enjoyed it and thought it was a nice addition to the series. It seemed a bit inconsistent with past references to their relationship but still told the story.

I hate that the series is over!

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  • Mb4pax
  • 14-07-19

Nice lead-in

A short story narrated by the splendid Rosalyn Landor setting up the rest of the Pembroke Palace series. As usual with Ms. MacLean's work, I was immediately enmeshed in this time period and the travails of the main characters, Adelaide and William. I read most of the series before seeing this offering and it surely adds to the entire Pembroke story.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 09-11-16

unfinished.

this story was a serious waste of money. if you have read any of the other books in the series you know the ending is incomplete. I hate to be a spoiler, but she doesn't end up with her true love. She married the Duke and had 3 children with him, has an affair years later and has a set of twins with her doctor that her husband still claims and cares for. she decided it was a mistake and goes back to the duke, who forgives her. would have liked to have heard more about their story. this just left me with a false sense of happiness and love.

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  • Alex
  • 18-01-15

What???

It was good but I felt as if the story is left hanging. As we know from the series Adelaide married the Duke. So what happened next?

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