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Publisher: Avon Books (HarperCollins)
Release Date: October 2003
ISBN: 0060525185
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre: Historical Romance [1899, New York and various other places]
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Rachel A Hyde
Reviewer Notes:  Some sexual content

A Wedding Story
By Susan Kay Law

    When explorer Doc Goodale dies he leaves his second wife, the beautiful Kathryn Bright, virtually penniless. All she has is one trump card – an invitation to take part in the Grand Centennial Race and net a cash prize of $50,000. All she needs now is an explorer of her own to go with her, and who better than the man she remembers forever after having stolen a kiss in a gazebo once when she was still Mrs. Goodale. But Lord James Bennett also remembers the kiss, and thinks of her as having betrayed his longtime friend and mentor Doc with many other men. Can the two come to a reconciliation and win the prize? They are going to have a lot of fun trying!

     This book is bursting with romance and some of the pages fairly sizzle. It would have been even better (in my opinion) if more had been included of the various locations, as often apart from the mention of a name there is no more sense of place than that. The various mishaps are fun to read, as are the gradual changes in the relationships as the characters change and develop during the adventure. This is actually the third book in a trilogy about the Bright sisters (Marry Me and The Bad Man’s Bride being the previous two) and I found myself wishing I had read the others first as so much had clearly gone before, although this is a stand-alone story.