• Pub. Date: December 2010
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers 
  • ISBN-13: 9780061963155
  • ISBN: 0061963151


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Abandoned at the altar . . .

Lady Beatrix Danbury had always known she would marry William Mallory. She’d loved him forever and she’d never doubted he loved her, too. But when she made him choose between their life together or his lifelong dream, Will chose the latter . . . and left two weeks before their wedding.

Return of the duke . . .

Will has no illusions that Beatrix would welcome him back with open arms, but six years did not dim his love or desire for her. The only problem is, she’s about to marry someone else. Someone safe and predictable . . . the complete opposite of Will. But can he stop the wedding of the season and win Beatrix back, or is it just too late?





WEDDING OF THE SEASON by Laura Lee Guhrke is a delightful historical romance set in 1900 England. It is the first in Abandoned at the Altar. It is well written with depth,details,fast paced,with twists and turns. It has passion, archeology,sweet sensuality, adventure, romance, forgiveness, trust, courage, responsibilities, and motorcars. The heroine, Beatrice, is beautiful, predictable,intelligent, charming, raised to be a Lady, has been in love with the hero,Will, since childhood, was engaged to him. Their engagement was broken when Will chose his lifetime dream of finding King Tut’s tome in Egypt over Beatrice’s dream of family and children in England. Will, handsome, adventurous, an archaeologist, a Duke, in love with Beatrice since childhood, believed she wanted the same thing as he with adventure and a love of archeology. But when she refuses to leave England,and her father to follow him to Egypt that dream is lost until he returns some six years later. Her father and his are dead, Beatrice is engaged to someone else.Although, they try to refuse their feelings for each other, it doesn’t take long for Will to realize all may not be lost after all. He has returned to England to find additional funding for his dig in Egypt.Beatrice’s fiancee is no love match,but based on respect, and mutual companionship. When Will and Beatrice are found in each other’s embrace, the fiancee breaks off the engagement. What is left is a passion between Will and Beatrice. Will is determined to win Beatrice’s heart again. But time is not on their side. For Will will have to leave England for Egypt sooner than he had expected. Beatrice still refuses to marry him or go to Egypt with him. Will the heart win over the brain? or will Beatrice be left behind again by Will? Love can conquer all if truly given the chance. This is a story of love from childhood through adulthood, the many sacrifices, hurts and longing. Will one man give up his dream of finding King Tut’s tomb and Archeology in order to live his life with his one true love? and Will one woman give up her dream of a family of her own, her love of her country, and the land for the adventure of following her heart and her one true love?In order to find out you MUST read this book for it will capture your heart. I would recommend this book especially if you enjoy history, true love, passion and adventure. This book was received for the purpose of review from Net Galley and details can be found at Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins.