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The Wedding Escape
The Wedding Escape
The Wedding Escape
March 2003, Bantam Books

Winner of the Scarlett Letter Award, the Lories Best Published Award, the Orange Rose Award and the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense
"5 STARS! Author Karyn Monk is a master at turning madness, mayhem, and chaos into an exciting story that readers are unable to put down...(an) exciting story from an amazing author."
---Huntress Reviews

"Filled with deep emotion, humor, wonderful characters and timeless romance, The Wedding Escape starts with a bang and only gets better the further you read. A thoroughly enjoyable escape."
---Old Book Barn Gazette

"With its clever, witty writing, deftly plotted story, and superbly crafted, subtly complex characters, Monk's latest historical is a deliciously romantic delight."

"You'll be utterly captivated by the charm of this winning love story and Ms. Monk's ability to craft a humorous tale tinged with poignancy."
---Romantic Times

"This fast paced, fantastic story will captivate your heart...Ms. Monk has created vibrant characters and endowed them with humor and passion."
---Reader to Reader

"...a very compelling love story...I highly recommend The Wedding Escape."

"Fans of Victorian romances will gain much pleasure from the delightful The Wedding Escape."
---The Best Reviews

"Monk has the ability to take an impossible situation, and make it work with passion, tension and a lot of humor."
---Romance Authors & Readers (ROAR)

"Lovely description and gentle humor characterize Karyn Monk's writing as she tells this sweet gem of a story...Admirable strength of character, inherent integrity and very human flaws make Jack and Amelia endearing. The Wedding Escape is a story readers will enjoy and long remember!"
---Romance Fiction Forum

"Don't miss this highly entertaining read."


Seafaring Scotsman Jack Kent has enjoyed his share of trysts with bored society wives, but pleasure--not love--has always been his aim. Until the day he finds his carriage--and his life--invaded by a disheveled American heiress. Even rumpled and torn, nothing can hide Amelia Belford's enchanting beauty or her fiery will to be free. And for the first time Jack is faced with a woman who arouses in him something more than desire.


Amelia never dreamed her desperate flight from an arranged marriage would find her scrambling out of a church window, landing in a tangle of twigs, and finally darting into the carriage of a stranger. And she never imagined she'd then set sail for his home in Scotland--and discover passion in his arms. But Amelia is not the only one with a scandal to her credit. She soon senses pain behind Jack's caresses--secrets he will not reveal. Just as she breaks through his reserve, a devastating scheme forces them apart. Could the same adventurous spirit that brought them together also be their undoing? Only the truth--and one more impetuous act of courage--will tell...

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