A Bride Most Begrudging. Written by Deeanne Gist Review by Marcia K. Matthews. In the 17th century, women were indentured as “tobacco brides” to Virginia. 13 Sep Readers who are getting tired of the ubiquitous history lite Regency-set historical romance will want to read Deeanne Gist’s A Bride Most. Do You Believe in Love at First Fight? Any ship arriving from England means good news for Virginia colony farmers. The “tobacco brides” will be on.

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You’re writing historical fiction. Deeanne Gist writes what you might call sensual Christian romance.

A Bride Most Begrudging

The love scenes are tenderly drawn and believable. I’m pretty sure that never would have been allowed.

This book was very accurate. The Powhatans had been friendly to the English and had been paid for the lands. Together the two attempt to forge out a new life, particularly since despite both of their wishes, they are bound together in holy matrimony per the laws of the colony. The depth of characters and great dialogue carry this book, the attention to story detail finishing it off for a perfect blend of tension, humor, and inspiration.

I must say this novel greatly impressed me with the details of the history of this time period, and with the message of faith interwoven throughout the pages of the book. Is it really that hard to choose historically bridde names? Drew and Constance are interesting characters and seem to be of their time.


I read this book for Book Club and I thought it was ok, except for a few things. This was a book club selection The dialogue was period-specific enough to sound genuine without being so stiff — This really was a lovely story. The sexual tension is strong – and that’s as close to any actual sex as you’re going to get.

Even though the writing and details may not be the most accurate, I was swept away this story. I really enjoyed this book! Which, I admit, is refreshing, especially for readers like myself who are bored with books where the beau and his lady are perfectly unmoved by sexual attraction and the accompanying emotions. She looked up, tilting her head. See 1 question beegrudging A Bride Most Begrudging….

It fell apart a little at the end when Drew’s months long atrocious behavior toward Constance just poofed and went away without any affirmation on his part REALLY frustrating and the Christian message, which was I just love reading a book that will educate as well as entertain. The interest is in the details: Sep 04, Deb rated it it was ok Shelves: I am so glad she lived! Still broken-hearted from the loss of his beloved, he only wants a maid to tend his house and care for his young sister.


The other point worth mentioning – for people like me, anyway – is that there’s no preaching in this book. I liked how Constance held onto her education and was persistently herself, I loved A Bride Most Begrudging much more than I was expecting.

A Bride Most Begrudging — Deeanne Gist

Yet I’ve never had much interest in reading about the white colony in America, beyond the fantastic book What is America? I get that it’s her passion and that’s fine but making it an integral part of the book and the interaction between Drew and Constance was annoying to me.

Who cares if the author likes the modern language version better. I was mowt annoyed by this book. I wonder what she thought of Joshua.

And not to provide one for the grandmother’s needs would make him unfeeling indeed. Total mosst disorder going on.

I like Julie Klassen and Tamara Alexander. Lady Constance is kidnapped, sent to the colonies, and sold to a tobacco farmer wanting to pu This was a book club selection In this case, there were such easily fixed historical inaccuracies.

Descriptive debut storytelling with humour and colourful characterizations.