The Fairy Tale Bride

· Once Upon a Wedding Book 1 · Kelly McClymer Books
298 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today Bestselling author Kelly McClymer comes a tale of two stubborn hearts locked in a duel between honor and happily-ever-after.

"...filled with original, fresh characters, the necessary bad guy, an overbearing mother-in-law and love thwarted and restored.” — Savannah

"The uncertainty of what will happen next, the lies, the deceit all make this a book you don't want to put down." — Eileen

Miranda Fenster, known throughout society as the Fairy Tale Miss because she insists that happily ever afters are possible even amongst the arranged marriages of the Victorian aristocracy,  is on a mission. Her goal? To rescue her brother. Her adversary? Simon Watterly, Duke of Kerstone. A man who almost offered for her five years before.

Simon has a mission of his own.

Furious with his late father and disillusioned by the honorable facade of society, he believes that family honor requires the ultimate sacrifice from him. Unfortunately, Miranda is determined to change his mind. Will Simon get his wish or will Miranda make him see he deserves a happily ever after?

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298 reviews
Patricia Young
March 11, 2024
this one demands time to be absorbed. this story is so simple on the surface and so complex in its secrets that I can't do justice in a review right now. I don't understand how the return of the legitimate duke satisfies his replacement's honor, nor how refusing his wife makes it right. Things just get more complicated no matter what course of action the characters choose so long as that course is trying to correspond to the code of honor implied in the book. The only honest way out is to redefine the subject code of conduct and act accordingly. and why is adoption a violation? Seems to me to be perfectly legit if it works. The problem gives me a headache to consider, make up your own mind on reading this. it's well written.
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AT Lee
July 16, 2016
An interesting mash-up of Pride & Prejudice meets Brothers Grimm. I loved the twists and turns the plot provided with its drama, action/adventure, mystery, and romance. Was totally floored at the direction the the story took; did not expect it at all. Other than the heart-wrenching mistreatment of the heroine and unnecessarily graphic scenes of Fabio love-making, I enjoyed this unique novel.
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Ladonna Sturgeon
April 24, 2018
What a good read. It was a shock on places not expecting what happens. Loved how the two came together and the trails set by him were almost insurmountable. Kept me reading when I should have been sleeping. You read will enjoy it Also. I hope.
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About the author

Kelly McClymer fell in love with Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as a child. Her most prized possession is her copy of The Complete Tales of the Brothers Grimm. These are the stories which gripped our ancestors as they huddled around the fire at night, which taught countless children to persevere through hardship and succeed against the odds. Her favorite fairytale remains "The Six Swans" -- where a young sister must not speak a word for six years in order to save her brothers from their stepmother's evil spell.

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