The Bridemaker

Rexanne Becnel

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She's called "the Bridemaker", but Hester Poitevant prefers to think of herself as the gentle facilitator of marital union. Hester's popular Mayfair Academy has helped teach many the awkward society miss how to find her way to the altar with the eligible bachelor of her choice. But while her students flirt and mingle, Hester possesses as a prim widow--rather than reveal herself as the never-been married beauty she truly is...

He made his fortune in America. Now the dashing, scandalously sired Adrian Hawke is in London, determined to fight off the season's most wily debutants. Adrian isn't fooled by Hester's thin disguise--for she possess the soft, womanly curves no somber gown can hide. The question is, why does she dress like a schoolmarm when she could easily make a better match than any of her student? Adrian vows to reveal Hester's most precious secrets. But what he discovers is a woman with a past more complicated than he could ever imagine--and whose beauty is not just skin-deep...

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The Bridemaker
CHAPTER 1This was the part Hester liked best, the part that made all the other less pleasant aspects of her job worthwhile. She fastened the Ainsley family emeralds around Dulcie's neck, then tugged at the tissue-light silk that draped with such deceptive grace across the girl's shoulders and neckline."There." She smiled down at her student who, despite her past two months of hard work, looked panic-stricken at the thought of attending tonight's ball. "Are you ready to view yourself now?"Dulcie heaved a great, woeful sigh, then stared down at her new apple-green gown.

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"A marvelous storyteller!"--Romantic Times

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Rexanne Becnel

Critically acclaimed romance author Rexanne Becnel has written eleven previous novels, including Dangerous to Love, The Maiden Bride, and A Dove a Midnight. Ms. Becnel is a multi-award winner-her work My Gallant Enemy won the Waldenbooks First Time Romance Author Award and the Romantic Times Best Award for Best Medieval Romance by a New Author. She lives in New Orleans with her family.

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The Bridemaker
Rexanne Becnel

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 2002
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ISBN: 9781250011176
ISBN10: 1250011175
344 pages
$7.99
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